Thursday, December 10, 2015

Warmth for the Homeless #Wisheselivered

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPS for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's season of giving and everyone is getting their boxes and presents to wrap.  Stockings are being hung under the fire place.  Cookies to bake in the warmth of their homes, a time to spend with family and friends. But a friend of mine had others in mind.  Her beautiful heart was thinking of those in need.  Her wish for this holiday season was that no one would go cold in our home town as temperatures began to drop to the low twenties and thirties.  

Erica read this article about the homeless freezing and it broke her heart.  She is definitely a problem solver whose driven by love because she began a Warmth for the Homeless campaign on Facebook.
She rounded up everyone she knew and created an event to bring awareness.  She opened her home friends to start donating blankets, warm socks, mittens, hats, sweaters and anything that would make her wish that the homeless would stay warm this season come true.  What a beautiful woman she is! 
 People started dropping blankets to her front porch to be delivered.  The beauty of living in todays world is that any gift can be delivered no matter the distance.  Even though we live across the country, we were able to pick a blanket online and deliver a wish and to someone who would need it this winter.  
This season UPS is donating a $1 to one of their charity partners for every #WishesDelivered submitted through social media. Their charity partners include: Boys & Girls Club of America, World Food Programme, Toys for Tots Literacy Program, The Salvation Army, The UN Refugee Agency for everyone who shares their wish with the hashtag UPS #WishesDelivered.  Last year, our wish was that no child go without a gift and this year we stand with Erica and wish that no person go through this winter without warmth. 
Join in to help those in need.  Share your heart-felt wish on Twitter or Instagram  until January 1st with the hashtag #WishesDelivered.  You can aslo go directly to #WishesDelivered Site and share your story or one of someone you know, like Erica who is making wishes come true!  What’s your wish?
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