Christmas is the time for friends and families to get together and celebrate their love and appreciation for each other. It is a spiritual time for many, a reason to focus on something larger than themselves. This involves giving back to people who may not be as fortunate.
Consider your holiday season. What do you and your loved ones do to celebrate? And do you take the time to reflect on the big picture? How do your actions affect those around you and are they supportive of your community at large?
One way to uplift those around you is to support local organizations whose mission is to help those who are hardest hit during these seasonal months. Our local Salvation Army is one such organization that strives to help those in desperate need during the cold months.
You’ve seen the red kettles. You’ve heard the bells. For more than 100 years, volunteers have participated in one of the most famous street campaigns to help the homeless population. Stop and put something in the buckets—and know that your money is going to a worthy cause.
Thousands of volunteers are needed to ring the bells and adopt the angels. But they’re needed all year-round as well. Volunteer your time by visiting csarmy.org.