Christmas is just around the corner and yes, there will be quite a few people without anything to celebrate this special night with. For a number of people, they just can’t afford to spend that much on their meals. They barely have enough for other necessities so Christmas may seem like just another day.
Take a page out of Anthony Robbins’ Basket Brigade. All you need to do is find out who in your own community may be in need of some help this Christmas. Put together what they would need for a good christmas meal and place them in a basket or box. If you want to add some other stuff, feel free to go ahead and be generous. You’ll be amazed at how much a difference it can make.
The next step is to deliver the baskets and boxes. It is best to keep it anonymous as some people’s pride won’t allow them to accept what they perceive as charity. You can often work through your local church. They’ll take care of making sure that your gift goes to those who need it.
Get your community involved too. In Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, the fire brigade is collecting non-perishable items from anyone in their community who is willing to contribute. They’ve stationed themselves outside supermarkets and groceries so that people can actually donate immediately after shopping. The two teams have made it a competition amongst themselves in fact to raise more than the other; but the true winners aren’t the firefighters, it is the people to whom everything will go.
What are your plans for Christmas? Can you spare a canned good or two?
Originally posted on December 16, 2006 @ 9:48 pm