Give Thanks with #GivingTuesday

givingTuesday2013Even the White House is getting in on the #GivingTuesday Movement!  I am so thrilled to be a part of this wonderful cause.  I’ve got so much to be thankful for and finding a way to do something I’m already planning to do a LOT of — shopping — while giving back is… well… SIMPLY AMAZING!


I don’t know about you, but right about this time, I get the urge to do a little cleaning.  I know many people reserve the big clean up for spring time, but in Chinese culture, we like to clean up before the new year and start it right with a fresh start.  That’s why I’m thrilled to support and spread the word about Mommy Nearest — the amazing app that helps parents in NYC on the go — and their collaboration with the 92ndY and giggle as they host a Clothing & Toy Drive.   What I love most about this particular drive is they are accepting both new and gently loved items.  I’ve lost count how many times have my children only played with a new toy for a minute before moving onto the next.  This is a great way to give a practically brand new toy a new loving home to a family in need.

You can donate at any of the 3 giggle locations and at the headquarters at the 92Y where you can take a holiday photo in the MotorBooth truck.

When you donate, don’t forget to take an “unselfie” or submit your MotorBooth holiday photo and tag with #MommyNearest to be entered to win a years subscription to SPARKbox Toys ($249 value)!

For more information visit on this amazing cause and how you can donate, please visit Mommy Nearest at

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