For the last few I have been raising money here at work for The Good Neighbor Fund. It is an organization that gives out Christmas baskets to needy families during the holidays. They usually give out the necessities like food and sometimes help with other financial necessities like power or water bills.
But along with those necessities for life, there are love necessities. Can you imagine being a child on Christmas morning and finding a bare tree with nothing under it for you? As bad as we had it growing up, we did get presents every Christmas. And since Christmas is all about giving, the Good Neighbor Fund sends presents for the children along with the food baskets. That's where we come in. Our company does a toy drive every year to collect new toys to go along with the food baskets.
I have found that it is easier to get people to donate a little cash than a present. (even with these tough times) So every year I put on food sales here at work to raise money for toys. This year we were crunched for time though and only had three weeks to get something going. I put on a hotdog sale one Friday and a spaghetti dinner sale the following Friday and managed to raise almost 300 dollars for toys.
Now I'm not bragging by any means even though I do think that is great that people are still willing to give when they are struggling themselves. I am simply reminding you all that by you being able to read this, you either have a computer and/or a job so you are doing better than a lot of people. So this year make sure and give a little more. Because giving to a child is what Christmas is all about.
Have a Great Day,