Each year, the month-long span between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve seems to go by in a blur of food, drinks, gifts, lights, decorations and invitations to more holiday parties than actual holidays.
Whether it's the copious amount of hot buttered rum you tip back or all the endorphins floating around, it's pretty hard not end up drunk from all the merriment—if not the booze.
But before your holiday hangover sets in, take some time to help those who may have to go without this year. Saturday, Dec. 8, the Nampa Sleep Inn will hold its inaugural Fill a Room for Hope event to benefit Hope's Door—a shelter for victims of domestic violence—and several other charities. If ever there was a reason to venture into 2C, this is it.
The goal is to fill two hotel rooms with food and children's toys for those in need. But why not make sure those rooms are overflowing with holiday goodies?
Do your part and stop by the Sleep Inn any time between noon and 4 p.m. to drop off any new toys, nonperishable foods, turkeys or cash donations. Even the smallest donation can help families struggling through this holiday season.
All proceeds from the event benefit Hope's Door, Toys 4 Tots and The Idaho Foodbank. While it may seem cliche, it truly is better to give than to receive.