|Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor||posted 12-14-2014 05:17 AM||716 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-14-2014 05:17 AM
Merry Christmas LJs everywhere!
Today my wife and I were shopping for our grand kids Christmas. At the elementary school where she works, 80% of the kids get free lunch. Many of the parents will lose their apartments during the school year and the turn over rate is high, about 30%. Most of our lives, we spilled more on the way to the bank than a lot of these folks will ever have. We decided to donate 25% of what we spend on kids to Toys For Tots. Maybe we can make at least one or two kids who would not have a Christmas, happy for a few days.
There are many charities asking for money who have a very high overhead and actually do very little but raise money for their own operations. The food bank certainly is a bare bones operation in more ways than one, (pun intended, of course.) The people of The Salvation Army live a lie of austerity and dedicate their lives to their cause. We help them too. We believe we get a lot of bang for our buck with these charities.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence