It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
I absolutely love the holiday season! I’m always so excited to decorate the house, bake holiday treats, send out Christmas cards etc. Every Christmas my fiance and I always try to do something to give back to those less fortunate. We usually pick a different charity or program to donate to each Christmas. In the past we’ve enjoyed creating a Christmas shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, purchasing toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and donating food to the local food bank. This year I wanted to share a bit of holiday cheer with my blog readers but also introduce some great ways that you can give back this holiday season.
Thanks to donations from kind sponsors I’m happy to announce the BettyDish.ca, Gifts That Give Back Christmas Giveaway! The prize pack is filled with some great holiday gift giving ideas that you can feel good about. It includes:
1 Jar of Famoso Pizzeria Campania tomato sauce
4 Organic Artisan Soaps from Saje Natural Wellness
3 Holiday cards packs (10 in each package) from CNIB (Canadian National Institute For The Blind)
4 Organic body products from Natural Soul Skincare. Including a whipped body butter, original body butter, luxurious body scrub and a lip balm.
Have a look at what you could win, below and read on about how to enter the contest.
In the spirit of the holiday season and to show their appreciation for the communities in which they serve, Famoso Pizzeria (my sisters favourite restaurant!) will once again be selling their Campania tomato sauce in-store from November 12th to December 31st. 100% of the proceeds are going to the Mealshare program, which supplies hot meals to Canadians in need.
Jars of sauce are available at any of the Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria locations across BC, Alberta and Ontario for $8.
This holiday season, spread some cheer and support CNIB at the same time with their holiday cards. The cards are available online at CNIB.ca, $14.95 for a pack of 10. All proceeds from these holiday cards go to CNIB programs, services that assist people like my friend, Brett Devloo.
Soap for Hope. This lovely collection of certified organic artisan soaps is beautifully presented in a sustainable Paulowian wood slide box. The purchase of this soap collection supports the planting of one native tree. This gift set features:Lavender Love, Lemongrass Sass, Original Cinn and Rain Forest soaps.
Giving back to your community by shopping local is something to keep in mind this holiday season. Natural Soul Skincare is a BC made product. Lovingly, handcrafted in small batches in the Okanagan these products are all natural and organic. Available for ordering online, HERE. Use discount code, PROMO at checkout to receive $5 off your order of $35 or more.
To enter to win this amazing holiday prize back from Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Saje Natural Wellness, CNIB and Natural Soul Skincare simply follow Betty Dish on Facebook or Instagram and either share or re-post the photo of the prize pack. You may also enter by writing a comment on this post about what you plan to do this Christmas to give back. A winner will be drawn on December 8th, 2014. Good luck!
Update: Congratulations to Carmen Tse!