This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPS. All opinions are 100% mine.
The UPS #WishesDelivered program is still going strong! This holiday season, UPS wants to highlight the people and organizations who are dedicated to making their communities, country and the world a better place by delivering wishes in their own way. There is so much we can all do to make our communities better, not just during the holidays but all year long. My daughter, Grace, is passionate about helping animals. She has loved animals since she was a child, and started volunteering in a dog rescue center as soon as she was old enough. Now she has graduated from college and is working as a teacher, but she is still volunteering to help animals. She has moved on to volunteering at a local primate rescue center.
I didn’t even know there was such a thing, just like dogs and cats, primates can need rescuing too. People think monkeys will make a cute pet, and then abandon them when they realize how much work they involve and that they really are wild animals. So the organization she volunteers for rescues these monkeys and tries to find places them in zoos or other safe havens. I am sure you also have a story of someone you know who is working to make a difference! UPS wants to hear these stories, and for every #WishesDelivered story or wish shared they will make a donation of $1 to one of their charity partners – Boys & Girls Club of America, World Food Programme, Toys for Tots Literacy Program, The Salvation Army, or the UN Refugee Agency – up to $150K total donation. So post your story or your wish for the greater good on Twitter by tweeting or sharing a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #WishesDelivered. You can also submit a story to the #WishesDelivered Site.
UPS is creating a series of videos and images that displays their commitment to the effort and both celebrates and spotlights the individuals and organizations. This one is a touching video about a woman who crochets scarfs to donate to homeless shelters
I love how she took her passion – crocheting – and figured out how to use it to benefit others. We all need to think about how we can use our passions and talents for the greater good.
So submit your story to #WishesDelivered today, and help inspire others to make a difference. I’d love for you to comment here with a link to your story or tweet, so I can follow along and be inspired too! What’s your wish?