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Tuesday, November 2, 2010



Once again the Holiday Season is fast approaching. This holiday season will be harder then most with the economy the way it is. But for some the season is not that of joy or peace on earth. While many are shopping gleefully planning their big holiday celebration.Others are wondering where their next meal will be coming from and if they will have safe refuge from the bitter cold that comes with the season. There are many that have been homeless and even more that have been left homeless as the economy has taken its toll.

Men, women and children have lost so much through this recession, jobs, homes, and families torn apart because of the stress put upon them not knowing where to turn for much needed help. There are many places that can offer help this season such as the Dept.of Social Services,Rescue Mission. There are churches like the Salvation Army,Catholic Charities and many others that offer aid to those less fortunate.

So this Holiday season let's remember those that have lost so much and give to help them have a Happy Holiday also. I know you say give but everyone has had a rough time through this recession, we all have something we can do, like volunteering at a kitchen, holding a coat drive for used coats or collecting blankets, mittens, hats, scarves to hand out to those that do not have these necessities to stay warm. You could hold a food drive for non-perishable foods to donate to a food pantry or volunteer at the food pantry to help give out food.You could also do a boot drive for good used boots or even socks, there are lots of things that can be done to help out this Holiday Season and the rewards are even greater seeing the smiles and the thankfulness in someones eyes that you just helped, there is something about seeing the hope return to their faces knowing they are not alone and there are people that care!!!!!


All Info 24-7 said...

Yes, caring more important than shopping and lots of gifts is the true meaning of the Season. One of giving, not getting. You gave some great ideas of ways to "give back". It doesn't always have to be material items, the gift of your time is often sadly overlooked, yet crucial to those in need. Thanks for a great post.


Thank-you for your positive comment,it is greatly appreciated. I was brought up to give to those less fortunate even if it was just a visit to listen and let them know they are not alone. We didn't grow up having much but what my mother taught us was more valuable then anything she could have bought for us. Thanks Mom for giving us more then you will ever know!!!