Give Back This Holiday Season

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It is the season of magic. It’s when people young and old believe that nearly anything can happen. Wishes are whispered reverently to shooting stars, jolly men in red suits and scrawled across letters headed to the North Pole. Just as many people are in the act of granting wishes. Secret Santa’s are paying off layaways, caring souls are donating to food pantries and others are volunteering at soup kitchens. On a smaller scale, we’re granting them to our families as well. If you think about it, every package that ends up on a doorstep started from a wish, and UPSers work tirelessly to deliver everyday wishes throughout the holiday season and beyond. This season, UPS wants to share these magical stories and also make it more special with your help!


When you share a selfless wish for you someone you know UPS will make a  $1 donation to one of their charity partners for every wish submitted, up to $100K total donation.

For every wish submitted with the hashtag #WishesDelivered, UPS will donate $1 to one of their charity partners (Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club, or Toys for Tots) up to $100K! Wishes can automatically be submitted to the #WishesDelivered site by simply posting the wish on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WishesDelivered, or going direct to the #WishesDelivered site and submitting there.

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Personally, I would make a wish on behalf of animal shelters in our local communities. If every family would donate just one bag of dog food to their local animal shelter it would go a long way toward easing the burden they face during the holidays. Because so many pets are adopted during this season, most people don’t realize that shelters still end up at capacity. For example, thousands of pets are surrendered each season when their owners can not afford (or find) kennel arrangements. Even more pets are returned after the holidays after being adopted or purchased as ill advised “gifts.” 



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1 thought on “Give Back This Holiday Season”

  1. You know what, it’s easy enough to pick up a bag of dog food or cat food and donate it on the way home from the grocery store. I’ll call the shelter to make sure it’s okay, and if so we’ll be doing this today.


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