The holidays are all about family and friends and there’s nothing I love more than feasting together, giving gifts and enjoying each other’s company. I consider myself fortunate that we can enjoy something as simple as a home cooked meal together– something many people aren’t able to do. This year, I’ve teamed up with Land O’Lakes to inspire you to bring some good to your gifts. I put together these gift baskets with my favorite Salted White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie recipe, the ingredients to make the cookies and some other goodies, like measuring spoons and candles. More importantly, I’ve made a donation request in my gift basket by asking my friends to donate money to an organization I support, the LA Regional Food Bank. The LA Regional Food Bank does the amazing work of providing meals to the thousands of people who experience food insecurity in Los Angeles. To encourage people to donate, I’m providing a stamped self-addressed envelope and a letter asking friends to give at certain monetary levels and providing information about the incredible impact their donations will have– for every $1 donated 4 meals are provided for someone in need. Rather than just providing a donation yourself, you are making a bigger impact by asking others to pay it forward. When asking for donations from others, keep in mind to ask for donations directly, provide monetary amounts that they can give at (letting people know how much you are donating is a great way to set an example!) and give compelling facts about what their donation can do and why it is so needed. I sincerely hope you’ll consider doing a gift basket fundraiser for an organization you support and bring some good to your holidays!

The Holiday Giving Gift Basket | HonestlyYUM

The Holiday Giving Gift Basket | HonestlyYUM

The Holiday Giving Gift Basket | HonestlyYUM

The Holiday Giving Gift Basket | HonestlyYUM

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