Monday, December 9, 2013

Help The Hobby Less Fortunate

I am always someone who thinks about the less fortunate and as the holiday season creeps upon us I think about it even more. So I have a challenge for all of you who read this during the holiday season (even after). Go and help the less fortunate. There are many ways to help that wouldn't cost you a dime. Spend time with the elderly at nursing homes, volunteer at soup kitchens and churches, help the homeless and donate your unused food or clothing items. And if you are fortunate enough to help with money make donations to local places that hand out toys,food and clothing during the holiday season. Believe me, every penny counts.

I would also like to challenge you to help those who are Hobby Less Fortunate. What is that you may ask, it's for those who may not be able to afford the hobby, don't know what the hobby is or just sending a collector something because you appreciate them.

Here are ways you can help:
  1. Donate those base cards that are just collecting dust in your house to great organizations like Cards2Kids or Commons4Kids. You can also go to your local Children's Hospitals, local churches or just find places where you can hand some out. And remember it can be more than just base cards. Let's get more cards into peoples hands especially during the holidays. And more than likely we all have some cards just sitting around.
  2.    Send another collector a surprise package consisting of their favorite players and teams. You can leave it anonymous if you happen to have their address on hand so it's a surprise or just contact them and tell them that you have a little something you wanted to give them.
  3. Pay It Forward. If someone does something nice for you, pass it on. That's a great way to spread cheer!
  4.  And it's really important to remember our soldiers overseas. They are doing so much for us and the least we can do is a little something for them. There are a bunch of soldiers who collect overseas. Send them a nice care package of unopened packs or get involved with a card company such as Upper Deck (who does a lot of pack sending overseas) and work with them on it. Show them we are thinking of them!
Most of these challenges won't cost you much and when it comes to helping others, the joy and cheer you will receive is priceless. Let us know if you take on our challenges and send us some pictures if you do so. We would love to see what you are doing to help others and to help others in the hobby.

Have a great holiday season, Merry Christmas and remember to help those less fortunate!

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