Over the weekend, if you turned on the news you saw scenes of the chaos that ensued when holiday shopping began in malls across the country.  It may have made you lose a little faith in humanity, but today will restore that!

It seems like every day for the past week has had some sort of name! Black Wednesday, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Museum Store Sunday, Cyber Monday...and that brings us to today! Celebrated on the Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving since 2012, today is known as #GivingTuesday.  #GivingTuesday is about being selfless during the season of hope and making a donation to your favorite local charity.  Across the country, #GivingTuesday raised over $168 million for local charities last year.

Are you all about making a difference in your community on #GivingTuesday? Then I invite you to consider making a donation to LITE-FM's Christmas Wish this year! We're already off to a great start thanks to our partners at Pioneer Federal Credit Union and the over $800 Lost Grove Brewing helped us raise through their "Powerful Pints" program, but we couldn't make wishes like THIS come true without you!

Help us make the holidays a little brighter by donating to Christmas Wish one of these three ways:

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Donate at Pioneer Federal Credit Union

We're so excited to be working with Pioneer Federal Credit Union to grant our Christmas Wishes this year and so gracious that they've opened up their branches as donation collection sites! If you're running errands (or you know, making your car payment) and see a PFCU branch, you can stop in and make a donation there!

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Donate Online

Chances are you've found this page thanks to a post you saw on Facebook and want to donate right now! Awesome, grab your credit card and donate to LITE-FM's Christmas Wish through PayPal right now by clicking HERE! 

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Shop on Amazon

Listen, we understand that you have your own family to worry about and maybe the money to provide for your own family is a little tight right now.  That's why you're shopping on Amazon for the absolute rock bottom price on the things that your kiddos are asking for this year.  You can still help us! We've set up an "affiliate link" where you can shop on Amazon and donate to Christmas Wish without spending an extra penny.

How's it work? Amazon relies on people telling their friends to shop with them, so they'll give referrers a little cash back for sending their friends (bloggers do this all the time.) Rather than keep the cash kick back for ourselves, we're donating 100% of our affiliate cash to Christmas Wish.  Just click HERE to shop through our link! Your items will cost EXACTLY THE SAME as they normally would on Amazon, but you're giving back to families in need at the same time.  You'll make a difference just by doing what you were going to do anyway!