1. The SALVATION ARMY has a program that matches up struggling families with individuals or group sponsors who provide them with holiday food and gifts. You can fill a family’s “wish list” which typically includes clothing and toys. Since this is a national organization, you can request to help local families if you wish. Visit http://www.SalvationArmyUSA.org for more information on how to help.
2. Mail a Care Package to a member of the military serving overseas. You can look up specific requests for reading material, DVD’s, games, and relief supplies from service members in all branches of the military. Pack the items with a letter and ship them off. Visit: http://www.booksforsoldiers.com
You don’t have to wait until this time of year to help those in need. These, and other organizations service people in need all year round. What better way to keep the holiday spirit all year round than by giving a bit of ourselves to others. May your holidays – and every day – be blessed.