Happy Giving Tuesday! This time of the year makes me extra grateful for all I have and with that; I want to give, give and give a little more. To me giving feels so much more rewarding than receiving. Whether it’s dropping a few bucks in the red buckets at storefronts, donating to my favorite charity or giving family extra time; it feels so good to GIVE! Often times, I’m asked “How do you know if the giving is actually doing any good?”, well it feels good and right to me, so in that way, it’s doing good.


There are so many incredible non-for-profits to give to! The best way to go about it is to find something you’re passionate about… For example; food equality for all, warm coats for little ones, keeping pup’s out of the cold, a roof over your neighbors head. Then, dig deep and ask yourself if you’d like to contribute volunteer time or charitable funds. If you’re concerned whether an organization you’re considering giving to is legit, do some research and vet them out.


Another fun way to give is by supporting local organizations. The Martinez Arts Association is hosting a holiday boutique in the month of December – This is a fun way to give back and to get that holiday shopping done! Check out the link HERE for more information.