I am very lucky to receive a ton of things as part of my work in social media. I get things of all sizes and values for a variety of reasons. I do use, try, sample much of it myself. Some items are given to friends and family. None of it goes to waste though. I donate some things directly to causes when it fits but a lot of my extra things accumulate and I pass them along to my mom.
My mom is one of these really nice people that donates lots of her own time, talent, energy, and money to causes she believes in. She attends many charity events throughout the year along with those she runs or works at herself. Mom is able to take the extra items I pass along to her and use them for door prizes or to make amazing themed gift baskets that the raffle off at the events. Last week I cleaned off my shelves in my home office and sent her home with lots of goodies. This is what she did with them…..
Amazing, isn’t she? I did not inherit her ability to make baskets, tie bows, or make things anywhere close to what she can do. At least I have the ability to obtain these items though that she can put to good use.
So for my readers who were wondering what happens to things – here is the answer. For the brands and PR reps who share so many goodies with all of us and sometimes wonder what is happening to them – here is the answer. For my fellow bloggers and social media people who wonder what to do with their extra items – here is the answer. Everything goes to a number of good causes! Thanks Mom for making it happen!
Do you donate items to causes or are you more the person who likes to buy the raffle tickets or attend events to win the items like these?
Disclosure: As the post states many of these items are received by brands and PR firms. Not all items mentioned above where though. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
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