Throughout the year, my mom and I "sponsor" two families with kids in our community ; we get together for a special day of cooking every 4 weeks or so and cook a large amount of food for theses two wonderful families. It helps them a lot when their budget is extra tight and when there might not be enough money for a full kart of groceries because of other financial responsibilities. Providing them with goodies for school lunches and meals, meals they can freeze and use at their convenience when most needed, and knowing they will not go hungry during thougher times is a reward in itself when we see their thankful and appreciative smiles.
As usual, for Christmas, we will be getting both families big turkeys, all the yummy trimmings, homemade pies and desserts and a small gift for each kid.
Whether it is canned food, frozen food, money, toys for kids, volunteering your time at a homeless shelter, etc., will you be donating during the holidays this year?
Many organisations and charities would appreciate the kind and thoughtful gesture in order to help others less fortunate enjoy their Christmas, too. No gesture is too small...
Happy Holidays to all!