There are lots of great local fundraising events happening at this time of year. It's important to give back, in whatever way you can.
Thankfully some places are super creative with their fundraising ideas, offering fun and goodies in exchange for a donation to their favourite cause.
I'm a snow bunny, so this one caught my eye. Hemlock Valley Resort (about an hour east of the tri-cities) is hosting Tubes for Toys on December 18 - 19, 2010. Simply bring an unwrapped toy for each person in your group, and you will receive a free tubing pass and a hot chocolate!
The kids will be off school later today and what a great way for little ones to begin their winter break! Though, I have to say, tubing is fun for kids of all ages.
Have fun on the slopes :)