There’s no better way to give thanks than to give back
By Guest Blogger on November 23rd, 2011
What does a big red dog have to do with Thanksgiving? You’d be surprised. Caitlin Sweeny, an associate marketing manager for Scholastic Media, is here to explain.
I LOVE Thanksgiving — there are few things better than being surrounded by more Thanksgiving food (sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and stuffing, oh my!) than I could possibly eat in a month. But Thanksgiving isn’t just about gobbling turkeys and eating as many side dishes as humanly possible. It’s also a time to give thanks for everything in our lives, both BIG and small…and there’s no better way to give thanks than by giving back.
In fact, the winning Big Ideas in the 2011 Be Big In Your Community Contest, announced last month, are all about bringing Clifford’s Big Ideas to life by being thankful and giving back to the community. Whether it’s providing cell phones for homeless veterans, raising awareness for kids living with Celiac disease or promoting conservation and keeping parks clean, giving back is being BIG.
Many people use the holiday season as a time to donate to their favorite charities, help out at soup kitchens, clean up local parks, and more. Those are all great — but there are tons of other ways to help out, too. How are you giving back this holiday season? Make the BE BIG Promise today and see how other people all around the country are being BIG like Clifford.
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