At this time last year, we felt called to create a social justice gift blog post, and we were happy to hear our followers found it both helpful and meaningful. Continuing the focus on compassion during the holidays, we decided to create another list this year, this time featuring ideas of gifts for children. We are using Amazon affiliate links to raise funds for our neighbors in Puerto Rico--50% of whom are still without power and many without homes or jobs--in the aftermath of devastating Hurricane Maria and subsequent storms this year. For each purchase you make using the links in this list--as well as most other items purchased in the same transaction--we will receive a small portion of the sale from Amazon and we will designate it for our donation. We invite you to utilize this list in your holiday shopping to help us raise funds for our organization of choice: Hispanic Federation's UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program.
These gift ideas were personally selected by us based on a combination of factors: favorite items of our own three children, recommendations from friends, and bestsellers. Each item we feature also has excellent reviews. We aimed to encompass a wide range of ages, interests, and prices. If you have a great gift idea for us to consider adding, please feel free to drop us a comment with the Amazon link and we will look into it. We encourage you to S H A R E this in your circles and check back during the season to see updates on how much we have raised for Puerto Rico, along with any new items we may have added to the list. Note, current sale prices aren't always reflected in the list, so it's worth clicking if you are interested in an item.
Our children will also be making encouraging cards and writing prayers and letters to send to a few Puerto Rican families along with stickers and activity books for the children. If you would like to be part of this, feel free to leave a comment with your message of compassion and we will translate it and pass it along in our letters at the end of December.
Thank you for helping us give back and support those less fortunate this holiday season!