With 2019 gone lets start the new year with 2020 Vision. Say goodbye to the decade by self-reflection see where you started the decade and finished the decade. Going into 2020 make new years resolutions and long-term goals for yourself. See where you want to be when the year 2030. We challenge you to see what your New Year’s Resolutions are.
Common New Year Resolutions: - Finish college
-Work out every day -Eat healthier -Be more passionate -Start your dream job.
With winter nearing and the Holiday season approaching it is key to remember the true meaning of the Holiday season. The Gift of giving compared to receiving is worth a million wishes to many. We at the Crown apartments are challenging you to participate in giving back this holiday season. Below are some charities to support those get the gifts they have been hoping for. Each have a unique touch in their own way.
Operation Christmas Child- Great things come in small packages and make their way into the hands of children all over the world. In this case, the package is a shoebox. Operation Christmas Child is a Christian charity that takes a collection of shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, apparel, candy, and a personal note. Select a child's age group and fill the box with items consistent for that age group. A small donation is required to cover shipping costs. If you donate online, you will receive a special label for your shoebox so you can track your box's journey to its destination.
Toys for Tots- Take your family to shop for a less fortunate child and teach your children invaluable lessons on thankfulness, empathy, and charitable giving. Purchase a new toy and take it (unwrapped) to a U.S. Marines' Toys for Tots drop-off location between October and December. One or more members of the U.S. Marine Corps will distribute the toys to children in your community. My two front teeth-the family giving tree - My Two Front Teeth and the Family Giving Tree are two charities that joined forces to help more children. To help a child, visit either website to see the children's names, ages, their gift wishes, and how much it will cost to give the child a particular present. The Family Giving Tree also offers a Back-to-School Drive to deliver backpacks filled with school supplies to more than 32,000 K-12 students before school starts. Visit the website to learn how you can donate school supplies or hold your drive locally.
Make a wish foundation- here are many ways to help make the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions come true. The Make-A-Wish Foundation partners with many companies that offer special promotions during the holidays. For example, if you drop off a letter to Santa at any Macy's location, the store will donate $1 per letter to Make-A-Wish. If you shop at the Disney Store, rent a car, buy a car, or book your air travel, check to see if that company will donate to Make-A-Wish as part of your purchase–many do. Another way to help the foundation raise funds is by buying gifts through the Make-a-Wish store. Your loved one receives a beautiful gift, and a portion of the proceeds go directly back to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help other children's dreams come true.
Angel Tree Foundation-The Christian charity Angel Tree helps children who have at least one parent in prison. According to statistics, one in three prisoners is a parent, and 75% of female prisoners are mothers. Angel Tree's goal is to bring Christmas and the gospel to their children. Many cities have Angel Tree locations where you can pick a child to sponsor, or you can visit the Angel Tree website to make your monetary donation online.
"I am thankful for” is a common saying used throughout the community during the month of November. Many families throughout the United States are remembering their ancestors and what they are Thankful For as they gather around the table with their loved ones. During this holiday season, it is important to count your blessings but also remember those who are not as fortunate. Giving back to the community and keeping a humble heart is a great way to celebrate the month of Thankfulness. Take a day to volunteer at a soup kitchen or help take donations of warm clothing for those in need. By doing so, you can assist those who do not have jackets or gloves for the nearing winter season and helping them stay warm.