Sure there are lists of things you could be doing this time of year: writing out Christmas cards, baking cookies, decorating, shopping...ARGH!!  That sentence reminds me that I've got a lot to do!

But here's what you should do; make some time for helping others and I've got two options for you today.

This Saturday, the busy elves at Christmas Anonymous are pulling together a grand day of awesomeness for area families and their little ones.  They need oodles of volunteers to pull this off and you can sign up right here.  There are various shifts available from 8am-3:30pm so check it out, sign up and prepare to be amazed with all the organization that goes into this wonderful day.

From now through Christmas Eve, your jingle bell skills are needed by the Salvation Army, ringing bells for those in need.  You can choose from locations, times and even towns!  Need to be indoors instead of out?  They've got you covered!  Sign up at Register To Ring.

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