|Two CHiP officers accept toys for tots at the mall.|
I've been thinking about that for almost a week now, ever since Stonyfield sent me a gift card via MomsLA to spread some holiday "sweetitude."
You'd think it would be easy, right?
But when I started thinking about all of the charities I could donate the money to -- American Indian College Fund, for example -- my head started spinning.
And I'm not really great about walking up to people in line and paying for their items. It just seemed too awkward.
So I decided to buy a bunch of toys and donate them to the California Highway Patrol's CHiPS for Kids Holiday Toy Drive. For more than 20 years, the officers have been donating toys to underprivileged kiddos in the area. It's local. It's for kids. And to think that I could help make a child's Christmas a little brighter is just amazing.
If you're interested in donating, too, here's a link to all California Highway Patrol offices.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
(Full disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. I was given $50 by Stonyfield to give away as part of their #Sweetitude program for the Holidays.)