Outfit Details: boots, c/o Minnetonka Moccasin // jacket + dress, UO // hat, Charlotte Russe
As the holidays get closer, I want to talk with ya'll about something that's very dear to my heart. This isn't a sponsored post, but something that I truly am passionate about. For the past few years, Josh and I have pulled away from the pressure to buy countless gifts, to not only simplify our lives, but to bring this season back to what it's really all about. Family, love, and helping out those in need.
This year, we're helping out with an organization that gives gifts to families who aren't able to afford buying any Christmas presents for their children. We're connecting with a local non-profit, so I'm not going to link the specific site we're helping out with so that you can find a similar non-profit in your own community!
If you're not able to connect with a charity in your local community, another fantastic non-profit we've connected with is World Vision. Josh and I support two children through World Vision. I don't say that for a pat on the back, but to honestly say that it has changed our lives. Especially not having our own children right now, it has really opened our eyes to seeing beyond the world around us and how we can change the lives of our two sweet babies; helping to pay for their food, water, education and other basic needs. Since we've started sponsoring, I catch myself comparing everything we purchase to the equivalent of how many months of sponsorship that would cover. It's most definitely change the way we spend and what we spend it on. We don't think it's a coincidence that we've been blessed enough to be able to afford to sponsor two children, and we don't take the responsibility lightly.
I highly encourage you to check out World Vision or a similar non-profit. You might even consider talking with your family members and instead of giving gifts to one another, sponsor a child together! Let's get back to what this time of year is all about. Love, joy, peace, and hope.
*World Vision is a religious non-profit. A similar charity that is a non-religious charity is Freedom from Hunger.