Christmas is a time for giving.
This is a familiar sentiment we’ve all heard, and probably have even said ourselves a time or two. “A time for giving”... what exactly does that mean?
This time of year, we often think of giving as a donation of our time, talent or treasure. With our time, we might help deliver gifts through a local civic organization or assist an elderly neighbor with Christmas shopping. With our talent, we might make decorations for a church or school holiday production, or craft and sell ornaments to benefit a local nonprofit. And with our treasure, we might donate a coat that no longer fits to “Coats for Kids,” or buy a toy or two to give to the U.S. Marine Corps’ “Toys for Tots.”
There are so many ways to make Christmas a time for giving. The smallest gift of time, talent or treasure can make a huge difference in the life of someone in our community.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to make the decision to give this holiday season to a special cause that speaks to your heart. The Community Council of St. Charles County is an excellent resource for learning about local nonprofit agencies and what they need during this Christmas season and beyond. Their website features a searchable resource directory organized by services provided and populations served.
St. Charles County is a gracious and giving community year-‘round – this time of year just gives us an opportunity to shine even more. Please remember that giving during Christmas does not have to be all about large donations of time, talent and treasure. These can be given in a variety of ways. Through giving, you can make the holidays and our community better for all.