Another Christmas Story to Remember
The night before Christmas, all through the building, no children stirred, only noise from the mice.
Dollar store stockings, hung but empty for children hoping for something to be there in the morning,
All were chilly but nestled and asleep in beds,
Visions of chocolate and toys to brag about at school, swimming though their heads.
With few presents under the artificial, well-worn tree,
Expectations were, as low as can be.
But food bank and leftover soup kitchen meals at least filled the cabinets
And that food would go far until school returned and meals would more frequent.
With hunger pains, “Not so bad,” the kids would be fine, dignity only an unconscious concern.
Our hurt, like theirs can be assuaged by helping without much sacrifice.
There opportunities are endless by providing:
- Quality, nutritious food
- Sweat equity like volunteering
- Spreading awareness
- Donating money (includes legacy, stock, and donor-advised funds)
Feeling forgotten and unimportant don’t have to happen to children or anyone within our community or in places far-flung. Make a change that will matter and provide value and self-worth across all divides. Remember those who need us and MAKE A GIFT TODAY to the charity/charities of your choice.
Some charities to which I contribute are:
I promise you that together we can change the Christmas story that so many children are facing this holiday season!
God Bless You All!