Charity is Recession Proof.

@glords (2615)
United States
November 24, 2008 4:12pm CST
I read an article the other day that really gave me a sense of pride in my fellow man. It said that donations to charities are up this year. Many charities expected dry coffers with the downturn in the economy, but actually people have been making efforts to give even more this year. Isn't that wonderful, that people give more when the need is greater? How are you planning to give back this Christmas season?
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I am going to donate clothing to the outreach program that I've been using for the past few months. They give us free food and have given us gas cards before. We can't afford to donate money or food. I can, however, donate all of my "too small" pre-pregnancy clothing.
@glords (2615)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I think that is amazing. What a wonderful attitude to give back even when you are facing the financial crunch yourself. Like you said, even if we are struggling ourselves there is always something you can do to give back, even if its just donating your time. God bless you for thinking of others in your time of need. You will be in my prayers.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Thank you. As the saying goes: one person's trash is someone elses treasure. It's the truest saying that I've ever heard. My brother-in-law is a trash man and almost everything in their house was found on his route. They have some really nice things.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I've told my family that if they're thinking of giving me presents, then donate to charity under their name or mine. Charity is Recession Proof. I very much like that. Do you think it also has something to do that because of the economy, more people feel that they can empathize with those that do not have much and see themselves in their shoes and hope that when worse comes to worst, some generous and kindhearted human being would do the same for them? Thanks, glords.
@glords (2615)
• United States
25 Nov 08
That is a really nice idea. We have a wishlist on the net for our Christmas gifts, I think I'll use this idea, and just list the names of some of my favorite charities. Bravo for such a great idea.
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
24 Nov 08
To me it has not changed much and since our finance has gone up instead of down this year I will do what I do most years. I will buy few presents for under the christmas tree at one of the department stores. I would make a packet with food (cans, pasta, higyne products). And give some money as well. There are people that are worse off then any single one of us.
@glords (2615)
• United States
25 Nov 08
You are very lucky. Our family has also had the same luck this year, but in this economy its hard to know if that luck will last. I pray that we don't loose our jobs this year as more closing companies are laying off more and more employees.