Home and Table Magazine: Greater Philadelphia Edition Holiday 2017 - Page 16

Get in on the Season of Giving By Kelly Kempf The season of giving is upon us and whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for a neighbor, friend or family member (check our gift guide!) there’s always plenty more cheer to spread around. If you’re interested in finding places where you can donate food, clothing or toys, we have done the re- search and have found some great companies and organizations that are dedicated to helping those in need this winter. Did you know that post offices around the county hire volunteers to write return letters from Santa? You may have children at home that are writing letters to Santa and mailing them off to the North Pole and if you don’t intercept them before they are mailing, you might wonder where those letters end up? Did you know that post offices around the county hire volunteers to write return letters from Santa? You can apply to be a letter writer for the USPS by visiting your local post office, showing your state I.D. and filling out a few forms. Writing a reply is a great way to put a smile on the face of an excited child this year and a simple and cost effective good deed. If you think your handwriting or creative skills aren’t up to the letter writing task there are plenty of other ways to help children this holiday season. 16 homeandtablemagazine.com | HOLIDAY GUIDE 2017