November/December are months of enjoyment for everyone, but how enjoyable is this season to those of us with disabilities? Have you ever thought about shopping on Black Friday and donating on Giving Tuesday to support people with disabilities who could use some extra help?
Keeping a person with disabilities happy this season is not only about giving them gifts, but it is also about shopping at businesses that are staffed or owned by people with disabilities. Wandering what is a necessity for the season that you can buy from people with disabilities? Let me suggest holiday gifts and crafts. There are craft websites like Etsy and “swag” store sites like Zazzle make it easy for creative with disabilities to make money selling their jewelry, artwork, t-shirts, and other items online, with no physical barriers or huge upfront capital required to open bricks-and-mortar business. So, I implore you to always patronize people with disabilities.
Support online disability culture during this season. Some of us with disabilities are freelancers, we share about our disabilities on Rolling Without Limits and get paid. We are bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, and freelance journalists. You can support us by perusing our online content for us to get paid.
Many people want to give to charity during this season, charity is great, it is greater when it begins from home, in a home near you, to that veteran, boy or girl with disabilities, you can give wheelchairs, adaptive items, and even money. I am not saying people should dump the traditional way of donating to disability causes which is to support disability nonprofit organizations. We have a lot of big, disability-specific organizations out there, they are making the disability community happy with their professional help across the disability community through high-profile and popular fundraising events, and celebrity spokespeople who advocate for people with disabilities.
Put a smile on the face of a person with disabilities during this charitable season.
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