Whether I'm expecting something and giddy with anticipation or just out-of-the-blue surprised with a gift, packages showing up at my door still excite me! It's much like seeing prettily-wrapped gifts during the holidays. Over the years, with the increasing convenience of online shopping, I have found that I am on a first name basis with my UPS driver - he even knows my dog's names!
I remember receiving packages from our extended family out of state when I was a child and it was always fun to have my parents hand me something and say, "This came for you!" My favorite part about the holidays is finding the perfect gift for each person on my list. I truly love watching their eyes light up when they unwrap my gift! Of course, sometimes that isn't possible when I send a gift to a different part of the country, but still hearing about their joy is enough to bring a smile to my face - especially if they send a photo along on social media!
The holidays to me are all about giving and every package that shows up on a doorstep across the country started with a wish. From early in the morning to late into the evening, UPS employees work tirelessly to ensure that those wishes are delivered.
This holiday season, UPS has created a way to share magical stories and deliver real wishes! With every wish submitted on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WishesDelivered between November 10 and December 31, 2014, UPS will donate $1 to one of their charity partners (Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club, or Toys for Tots), up to $100,000! This is a fantastic way to embrace the whimsy of the holiday season and help a charity in need.
How to Submit a #WishesDelivered Entry to UPS
Simply post your wish to Twitter and Instagram using the #WishesDelivered hashtag and your wishes are automatically submitted! You can also go straight to http://ups.com/wishes and submit your wish there.
Keep in mind that these wishes should revolve around helping others. Maybe your wish is on the global scale, like ending world hunger or for wounded warriors to have a successful transition into civilian life. Or maybe you know a school that could use a new playground, a local homeless shelter that could use new beds, or a local organization in desperate need of volunteers.
Whatever your wish, this is an easy way to give this Holiday season. Use this unique opportunity to share your wish for someone else and help charities receive necessary donations so they can in turn make those wishes a reality!
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
I always donate to Toys for Tots and I think it's great that UPS is doing this.
What a great program... kudos to UPS! I donate/volunteer to all three of those charities, too, so that especially awesome!
Myrah - Coupon Mamacita
This is such a great thing that UPS is doing. I always love to see companies giving back.
My wish is for programs like this to never be needed again. It's so sad that there are hungry, needy families in this world. I wish this could be totally eradicated.
I totally agree!
Anne - Mommy Has to Work
I started my own non profit last year and always love giving back to the community.
I LOVE this! It's a wonderful cause, and it's so simple there's really no reason not to do it.
Chrystal @ YUM eating
I donate to Toys for Tots every year. I think this is another great way for UPS to lend their brand to great causes.
Fantastic UPS is doing this. Awesome program.
Wow what an easy way for UPS to give back. I love this campaign and how they use social media.
We loving giving to those less fortunate. I agree our Ups guy see's us more during the holidays then he does his own family.
I think it's great when companies like UPS give back. I'll definitely be using this hashtag.
I made my wish today! I love this campaign and how UPS is giving back.
$1 per tweet? That is a fabulous donation!
#WishesDelivered is a great way to help a charity. What a great thing UPS is doing.
April at My Captivating Life
WOW!!! That is fantastic! My current wish is for a friend who is battling cancer and on disability to be able to earn the money he needs to make it to his custody hearing so he can maintain a relationship with his son. I am off to tweet right now!
I get excited too when I get a UPS email. They really do great things for the community.
Tiffany (A Mom's Take)
I like that UPS is doing this. It's nice to know that companies care too.
What an awesome program! I love that UPS is doing this!
Rob works for UPS and I didn't know about this. What a great program
This is so simple and easy! I am going to have to share some stuff - one on Instagram and one on Twitter because this is an easy way to help give back. Thanks for sharing this campaign!
This is fantastic! Love seeing UPS get involved with some great charities!
I love to see company's giving back. I am happy to hear about UPS #WishesDelivered.
This is such an awesome cause. We love using UPS for shipping services.
What a wonderful thing to share. And what a wonderful thing for them to do. I'm heading over to learn more.
What an informative post. We love Make a Wish and Toys for Tots. Way to go, UPS for jumping in on this. Happy holidays.
My family always does the Christmas tree, the shoe box, and the homeless shelter over the holidays. This is so fantastic of UPS to do!
I have a ups delivery today. I love them so! My son even works for them.
My church has a program for sending toys to kids in a shoe box each Christmas. I donate to that
What a sweet campaign! I need to submit my wish right now and I will for a good cause!
Kudos to UPS for doing a great thing! I know my family anxiously awaits the UPS truck, and I would love that joy to be spread to families in need.
I didn't know about this program! Thanks for sharing it - I'll be using it this holidays for sure!