You know all those donation solicitations that fill your mailbox in November and December? They are there because a lot of charitable organizations make most of their budget in the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas — when people are feeling grateful and generous.
But the needs that these organizations work to meet aren’t limited to the holidays. Need is a year-round reality. And by late June, many of these groups are facing a long hot summer with minimal resources. While they are grateful for what you give any time you give it, the need is likely greater now.
So, take a look at your budget and see if you can make a donation or two. Even better, choose a charity or two that you can donate to each month so that they will have regular finds. Or consider volunteering as a family to serve a meal or help sort clothes or rehab a shelter. The crowds of people offering to serve turkey and ham on Christmas are gone now, but folks still need to eat.
You know that I believe in living Christmas every day. This is a great way to do that!