Support ATN and Simplify Your Holidays
November 10, 2014
by: Julie Beem
Food. It’s an important part of life and an important part of family. With Thanksgiving just days away, many of us are already thinking about food for that special day. Do we roast, smoke or deep fry the turkey? Mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes? Who’s bringing the green beans?
And then come the winter holidays – Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanza. All of these times can add so much stress to our families with traumatized children always on the brink of crisis. In the coming weeks, our bloggers will be reflecting on the lessons learned around holiday time and giving tips on how to survive (and hopefully thrive) the season.
But – if you want a food-related way to simplify your holidays (especially the gift buying) and support ATN, we’ve got something for you to consider: ATN’s Pampered Chef Fundraiser. Our Education Director, Anna Paravano is hosting an online fundraiser between now and November 30. Here’s the link: www.pamperedchef.com/pws/terribudke/guest-landing/8890925857947. Shop online and have the products shipped directly to you (make sure you choose DIRECT SHIP). You can cross off your gift list, and ATN gets 15%.
If you’re not familiar with Pampered Chef, you’re in for a treat. Their stoneware is renowned. And their products are nearly indestructible. My favorites include their measuring spoons, their garlic press and their stoneware cookie sheets (for perfectly golden cookies). If you’re like me, with adult children who are now living on their own, kitchen tools make great stocking stuffers. Pampered Chef’s kitchen tools are both cleverly designed and long lasting.
So, if kitchen items are on your gift giving list, or you need something for your own holiday cooking, this fundraiser is a simple way to get some of the best products out there right from your computer – and give a little back to support ATN’s mission of helping traumatized children and families.
P.S. If you’ve got some time to browse (consider it a few self-care moments), check out the Inspiration tab for holiday ideas!