- November 29, 2008 at 2:09 am #28354
I'm trying to word this as delicately as possible – gentle smile – but I wonder if I could suggest something.For those that donate to their favourite Charities during this holiday season, wonder if one would consider sending a cheque directly to the Charity of your choice - rather than through payroll deductions, etc etc.I say this because each Christmas my employer happily gave me a week off (with pay) to work with one of the largest charities organizations in North America.November 29, 2008 at 3:23 am #30352
If you don't have money to give.. You can also ring up a local charity and ask if they need a hand.. Like the one Mara's talking about… When you see people that are worse off than you, you see the world and its people in different light..and then you will think you are lucky. Another thing you can do is go to the local nursing home and ask the nurses if one of the elderly have no family and would like to come to your xmas dinner... My mum used to work in a nursing home and bring someone home every xmas.. Seriously it was a great thing for us and them... Maybe you can visit them a few times before the big day to get to know them...November 29, 2008 at 3:45 am #30353
I like many others have become jaded over the years, I will give in person to the same three charity's that I give too every yearOur local Shriners for all the unselfish work they do with childrenAnd Our local Veterans chapters for those that have stood up and are standing up for our countryBearNovember 29, 2008 at 6:11 am #30354
That doesn't sound “jaded” at all, Bear – rather it sounds very generous, giving to the same wonderful charities each year – good for you!!What you mom did, Mitz, is truly the very best kind of gift - takes far more effort than writing a cheque but such a beautiful thing to do.
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