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November - Thanks & Giving

November is right around the corner the month full of Thanks & Giving.  The chunky sweaters,mix of textures, the opportunities for layering,  warm apple cider, fireplaces a glow  -- all add up to a season rich in coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment.

As November sets in, we all begin the season of  gratitude & giving.  Spending time with family/ friends, eating , and gift giving. For many, the month is characterized by shopping and material consumption. This season think about creating new traditions by making your November a Thanks & Giving Month. 

  • Thanks Allow yourself time to reflect on all the amazing things in your life you are thankful for - the running water in your home, the transportation you have the allows you to travel around, the electricity that powers your home and many comforts in it and many many more things we may take for granted daily. Instead of giving material items this holiday season could your giving look different? Giving

  • Minnesotans are know for their generosity, so it is no surprise that we dedicate 24 hours to giving to nonprofits statewide.  There are so super amazing organization out there needing support through your time and /or money. Here is also a link to MN based non-profits doing amazing stuff needing support - here.

I wanted to ensure I shared  an organization very near & dear to my heart BenefitCrashers™.  Almost 2 years ago another Eagan mama and I co-founded BenefitCrashers™ - a 501(c) (3) Minnesota based organization that brings Hope to Crash Hardship™.  We bring together people - gathering friends, families, co-workers to attend and participate in benefits put on for an individual going through hardship.  Reminding people their journey is supported and they are never alone.   We share compassion and community with those in the midst of hardship. Spreading love one crash at a time. We focus on supporting others and giving back - addressing real and immediate community needs.  We bring together people to make a difference- creating hope.

We are excited  for our first ever giving campaign this year “Be a light” kicking off on November 1st. The Be a light giving campaign will run from November 1-14th, in partnership with Minnesota’s 24-hour online give-a-thon, Give to the Max Day coming up on November 14. We are planning on this being the biggest giving campaign for BenefitCrashers™ and we would love support. Check out the links below to learn more.

Link to our website - Link here Details on our Campaign- Link Here Donate - Link Here

Enjoy the season for all it has to offer. Pause and remember to Be Thankful & Giving.


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