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Giving back and small tree

December 11th, 2015 at 06:29 am

Even though money is really tight right now, I still feel it's important to be charitable. My company does an angel tree each year, and I normally go way overboard in helping make some child's Christmas bright. I had originally planned to not take a whole child and rather contribute an outfit or some other clothes to a coworker's child. However, there was a two year old who wanted very reasonable gifts, so I ended up getting her tag. She's getting a giraffe tricycle ($30), a doll and stroller ($25), and an outfit ($10). It's about half what I'd normally spend, and should still make her very happy. Being one of those children in that program growing up, I truly feel blessed to be able to help out.

I got a small tree and decorations for it at Target ($20). I feel a little guilty about the purchase, but I'm sure once it's up, my guilt will disappear.

4 Responses to “Giving back and small tree”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    We adopted a family of three children. The needs do add up fast!

    BTW, thanks for the Star Wars offer. I think we'll pass, but it was so sweet of you to offer!! Smile

  2. Ima saver Says:

    What a nice thing to do!!

  3. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    CCF, I was worried you hadn't actually seen it, so thank you for letting me know. That's so generous of your family to adopt a family of 3! Our company had one family of five kids, 4 of which wanted bikes. Fortunately, we were able to solicit enough donations to be able to get bikes for all of them.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've never done an angel tree or similar. I think that's something I'd like to do next year - will have to start a category for that.

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