December 22nd, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh
We're down to the wire on Christmas shopping. How about you relax and not worry about the rest of those stocking stuffers? Instead make a donation to a local charity– in honor or your friends and family members. Most local charities at this point, are desperately trying to figure out how they're going to come through for the families relying on them this Christmas. Families who won't have the means to buy gifts for their children or a turkey for their table.
Your donation could be used to adopt one of those families and provide the kids with warm clothing or toys. Or maybe even a Christmas dinner. At Vermont Woods Studios we're working with a local school where we know our donation is being put to work for people in our own community who need it the most. The staff tells me they are seeing a greater need for food and winter clothing in their student families now than they can ever remember. Many families that donated to projects like this last year are now in line to receive.
The Salvation Army sponsors Adopt A Family for Christmas projects across the country. You local churches probably do the same.
It's not too late to help. You then either write a check or purchase food for a Christmas dinner. So simple, but it means so much!