Charities & Helping

@SandeeE (346)
United States
November 24, 2011 6:51pm CST
Is anyone going to do something to help a charity this holiday season in 2011? I worked in the past for a company that every year we pitched in one dollar every Friday in order to wear jeans. We would save up the money and come Christmas we would adopt a family. The money went towards the Tree, Lights, Decorations, the Christmas day mean and presents for everyone in the family, including the wrapping paper & bows. We trully enjoyed the experience and often were able to hand deliver everything & meet the families. It was such a humbling, special, loving & great moment to be apart of that. You really realize how much worse you could have it or what love is all about when a family can come from almost nothing but live life so happily & blessed as though they had everything. This year I think I'd like to go somewhere where the kid's and I can help a charity. Maybe feeding the homeless or helping out at one of the Domestic Violence centers or even feeding just those in need in general.
1 response
@jtj_hello (627)
• Philippines
25 Nov 11
I am not personally going to be in a charity work but I am collecting some of my old clothes and I'm planning to give them away to some of my relatives in the province. This in a way would serve as my christmas gifts to them. I suggest some of you to do the same ting or if not you can also donate some of your stuff to charities, that way you can engage yourself into helping others.
@SandeeE (346)
• United States
25 Nov 11
Yes, giving away your old & unwanted stuff is a great way to help charities. I tend to give away to those around me as I see fit. I have a new baby that in this first year has grown out of much of her clothes weekly so I give them away as I can. I don't always prefer to have my stuff donated to places like we have out here that re-sell the donated items. I know it is cheaper then retail clothing BUT I believe free is better especially when you have no job or more then two kid's or are a single parent.