The Season of Giving
The following guest post was written by Brandi Young, SYF’s Vice President of Advancement.
It is my favorite times of year! I love the decorations, the atmosphere, and I love hearing all my favorite holiday tunes. One of my favorite holiday carols is “Silver Bells” by Bing Crosby.
To steal from the lyrics, when you step into a Simon mall, the holidays are definitely in the air. The malls are dressed in their own holiday style, folks passing each other from store to store, meeting smile after smile, children laughing around the holiday train and jolly St. Nick.
Even through all the bustle, Simon Malls, Premium Outlets, and The Mills, find ways to support Simon Youth Foundation. While purchasing your Simon GiftCards or other gift cards available at Simon Guest Services, you can make a donation, or make a holiday wish by dropping your extra change into a wishing well or fountain. Or, if your Simon Mall is home to holiday valet provided by Ameripark, proceeds from the valet benefit Simon Youth Foundation.
The malls’ support reaches beyond SYF too. Many malls host gift wrapping stations by partnering with local charities. So before you rush home with your treasures, find the gift wrap station and not only support SYF, but a hometown charity.
December is a season of giving. While it’s common these days to get frustrated with the commercializing of the holidays, it’s good to be affiliated with a company in Simon that views the season as a time to be generous and give back to the community.
Wishing you and yours the merriest of holiday seasons!