I think my readers are a super-creative, highly energetic bunch with plenty of talents to offer, so I want to share a quick reminder about CHRIS Kids' wish list and volunteer opportunities. CHRIS Kids is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization that serves teens and children entrenched in Georgia’s child welfare system. Some of the kids live in one of eight group homes, but the organization also provides intensive support to families struggling to stay together.
While December 15th is the deadline for donating specific holiday presents, there is a wish list of items that are desired throughout the year. For example, removable wall decals that allow kids of all ages to personalize their rooms without damaging the walls, twin sheet sets, art supplies, DVDs, and gift cards. Click here for more. To learn about the annual holiday wrapping parties, and other volunteer opportunities, click here.
Still running around trying to find a creative present for a close friend? I've grouped all of the gift pairings together here, and there are some terrific garden-related books listed here.
The gift wrap review is here.
[Screen grab in last photo montage is © Bright Star, Apparition 2009. Ribbon is from M & J. Follow links for complete photo credits.]