I love the holiday season because it serves as a reminder to encourage kindness toward others and ourselves. I love giving kind notes, coffee, smiles, anything that can bring joy to strangers and loved ones alike. This holiday season will be different, but what remains the same is that we always have the power to share our time, talents, gently used items, or dollars to people, causes, or organizations that we love. The good you can do in this world – and you, just you – will always be needed.
Anyone that has been on a Zoom call with me and my pile of presents in the background knows that I’ve had holiday shopping done and wrapped since October (that’s how much I love the holidays!) but in case you’re still holiday shopping, I wanted to share some gift ideas that allow you to give back while spreading kindness:
Give the gift of kindness. CHANNEL KINDNESS is filled with stories of hope, kindness, bravery, and resilience from young authors, our co-founders Cynthia and Lady Gaga, and me! Click here to get your copy.
Enter to win a piece of pop culture history! Lady Gaga and Lamborghini teamed up to give away the Huracán EVO RWD from her “911” music video. Funds raised from the sweepstakes will go to support Born This Way Foundation and families and organizations hardest hit in this unprecedented year. Click here to enter or visit omaze.com/LadyGaga and use promo code BTWF50 for 50 extra entries.
When you shop on AmazonSmile, a portion of your shopping goes to the nonprofit of your choice (hopefully Born This Way Foundation!) at no additional cost to you. Click here to shop on AmazonSmile.
Double your impact. Buy your wipes, sanitizers, and masks from Work Flow and all purchases will be matched with a donation of urgently needed PPE for Nevada Students. Click here to shop WorkFlow.
Find home, renters, and pet insurance on Lemonade. Up to 40% of your unclaimed policy funds are donated to the charity of your choice. Click here to shop Lemonade.
When you shop on GoodDeeds, you earn cashback to donate to the charity of your choice. Click here to shop GoodDeeds.
At the root of giving back to others and yourself is kindness. Whether you’re sending a kind note to a friend, surprising someone with a compliment on social media, or journaling about what you love about yourself, your kindness has the power to change lives for the better. Find and share your stories of kindness at ChannelKindness.org.
However you’re celebrating the holidays this year, I also ask that you #kindlymask, it’s a sign of respect, a big act of kindness, and will save lives.