Showing posts with label giving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label giving. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays from FamilyWize

Tis' the season for twinkling lights, homemade cookies galore and smell of pine and candy canes.
Giving the gift of a free FamilyWize card is
worth its weight in gold! 

It's also the season of giving.

Often times, we get so caught up in playing "keeping up" that we only focus on which new gadget we want to get our hands on or which pair of shoes we want in our closet.

In all that keeping up we catch ourselves playing, many of us forget about those who have no wants because they simply have needs.

For the last few weeks, there have been three boxes patiently sitting in the lobby of our office building. One is a receptacle for coats, one is for toys, and the other is for canned goods. All three boxes are symbols of what the holidays are all about- giving. This brings us to this:

This (and every) holiday season, how about giving on behalf of those who wish they could?

If you know someone who said "nothing" when you asked what gift they would like for Christmas, make a donation on their behalf to an organization they support and believe in. Instead of vegging out on the couch after indulging in eggnog and plum pudding, help serve dinner for the homeless at your local shelter. If Santa brings new toys, talk to your children and see if they would be willing to donate their old ones to a secondhand store so other boys and girls can make new memories with them.

If you want to make a big impact by giving something else, give someone a free FamilyWize card.  Often times, people who are given FamilyWize cards tell us that they felt like they were given gold. It's amazing that a little piece of paper can be so precious and valuable. The cards are accepted at over sixty thousand pharmacies and can cover pet medications too.

Leave a stack at the Laundromat. Drop a bunch off at your local foot pantry. Pin a couple to a community bulletin board. Keep a few in your wallet in case you come across someone who is having hard times. You can even attach them to gifts! No one should have to choose between paying for their rent or medicine. And who knows, by the simple action of giving someone a FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, you might be able to help them stop choosing.  

Not only can our card help people save money over the holidays; they can save all year long. When you give your friends, family, or even acquaintances a card, you are keeping them healthy by allowing them to adhere to the directions on their medication.

To all of the participating pharmacies, United Ways and other organizations we proudly partner with as well as those individuals who assist in getting cards in the hands of people in need-  as the great Bing Crosby sang-  may your days be merry and bright!

Krysta Weiss
Contributing Writer