It's that time of year again! We are all rushing around buying presents, making gifts, and thinking about ways to make others smile during the Christmas season. There are many ways to make a difference in someone's life. You can help someone in need directly, or through a great non-profit organization specializing in helping those in need. When I was a child, there was a short period in our lives when we were a family that was in need. We had the pleasure of experiencing a wonderful Christmas morning because of the charity from other people. Our local church knew we were having tough times, and they came by and brought presents over for me and my sister. I will always remember that random act of kindness from people who barely knew us, and that has made an impact on me as an individual today. When you are in a position to give or help someone in need, then we should always step forward and give with an open heart.
So if you are looking for a way to help a family or group of people in need, then please check out whatever local things might be going on in your neighborhood. Churches are a great place to start, or a soup kitchen, and even the Salvation Army. If you want some ideas for helping those in need via online donation, then here are some organizations to consider:
Hopefully this post inspires you to give to those in need. A financial donation can go a long way, and volunteering your time and energy can warm your heart and impact someone's life in more ways than you might realize. Spread the gift of love this season.