Samantha Ling (lingtm) wrote,
Samantha Ling
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Giving during the holidays

I like giving to charities during the holidays, I feel like I should give something when I have so much. I don’t have as much as some people, but I have a lot compared to others.

Every year, the Z family has a cookies and drinks party in which they serve a delightful spread of yummies. (D.Z’s Swedish meatballs are my favorite though this year, he didn’t actually make the meatballs. He bought them. He did make the sauce though. I like his homemade meatballs better. But that’s not the point.). For supplying the cookies and drinks, they asked that you bring something each year. This year, we did underwear for the homeless. You never think about underwear. At least I don’t. I have enough for two weeks. But for those who don’t have the money for it, it’s not their first priority. Perhaps a good winter coat would be. So underwear it was. And I did my part by bringing a couple of bags I bought from amazon(it was the biggest bang for the buck!)

I like that they have people bring something for a charity. Last year, we bought school supplies, and the year before that, we did the Salvation Army gift tree. I think it’s good to share when you know you have it better than others. It makes me feel like I’m helping to make the world a better place. And maybe making their holidays a little better even though I don’t know who they are.

So if you have something to spare, please do. I just did my donations for the year as well. One to Clarion West (I got a small amount to help pay for my attending there) and the other to The Ronald McDonald House of Reno. It’s where my brother stayed when my nephew had to stay at the hospital.

It wasn’t a huge amount, but every little bit helps. $5 from 10 people is already $50! You don’t have to break the budget to give. I’ll hope you give a little bit to the charity of your choice. Hug someone that you love and be happy.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Crossposted to Samantha Ling, Dreamwidth and Livejournal

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