After just surviving the holiday season, your pockets are a little lighter and your heart is a little fuller. Or at least I hope. The holiday season was rough for me, but only because I wanted to spend ALL of my money on gifts for the people in my life. I didn’t spend ALL of my money so I don’t know whether you consider that a successful holiday season or not. Depends on who you ask, I suppose, I’m sure if you asked my dad he would say it was a successful season seeing as I still have some money in my pocket.
I didn’t spend all of my money on anything that gave back, though. That’s what makes it not as successful as I had wanted. None of it went to a charity, fundraiser or anything. Maybe that pushed me even more to start Good Sugar with a percentage of every sale going to a nonprofit.
Just because the holiday season is over doesn’t mean we should stop giving. If I had a new years resolute it would be to be more aware of how important it is to give throughout the entire year. Whether it is giving a sandwich to the person with a sign saying, “anything helps,” buying your friend lunch when they’re in a tough place, or buying some Good Sugar cookies! It’s all giving – it’s meant to make you feel good and help others.
As Good Sugar grows, I would love to help out in more than just giving a percentage of sales to nonprofits. I have always loved the idea of going to a third-world country and volunteering in some way. It’s hard to do that when you don’t have the funds to do it. If you want to get involved in nonprofits in any way, this is a great website to find something you’re passionate about: Nonprofit Directory. Do your research, people! There are so many things out there! If you started volunteering, what would you do?