When money is tight, families need to focus on the essentials and often have to make difficult decisions when considering the “extras” that typically add a little bit of fun to our lives. In an effort to help ease that burden I used my Giving Card to make birthday bags for the Community Kitchen, a food pantry run by TEEG (a local non-profit community organization). Thanks to the very generous folks at Giving Cards, four families with an upcoming birthday (or something else to celebrate) will each receive a birthday bag when they pick up their weekly essentials. Each birthday bag consists of a colorful gift bag filled with a cake pan, boxed cake mix, a can of frosting, candles, and balloons. Hopefully this will make their special day a little bit brighter! 🙂