33If you’re anything like us, you’ve been running around getting the logistics of your family’s holidays in order: there are gifts to buy and wrap; relatives to visit; a special dinner to prepare; services to attend. Take a deep breath, pat yourself on the back for a job well done, and give thanks for all you have. Then, spend a moment thinking about the people who aren’t as fortunate as yourself. It’s not too late for a gesture, whether large or small, that will help out a family or individual in need this season. Your kids may be too little to understand that there are others who have far less than they do, but that doesn’t mean they can’t ride along as you donate some jackets to One Warm Coat, a new book or blanket to Project Night Night or help pick out a bag of groceries (or drop some unused items from your pantry) for a needy family at your local Whole Foods. Chances are, they’ll grow up to do the same with their families. We can’t think of a better family holiday tradition.

One Warm Coat
www.onewarmcoat.org

Project Night Night
www.projectnightnight.org

Whole Foods Community Giving
www.wholefoodsmarket.com