We just finished our annual Caroling Party/Charity Drive this last Sunday. My Granddaughters, Alex and Kylie, eleven, have just completed their 5th Charity Drive. Each year we've asked our guests to help by donating to the cause my girls select. This year they chose Safe Passage, a safe house for moms and kids in a town nearby.
The first picture is my Christmas Tree.
The second picture is all the goodies my girls received from donations! The back end of the truck is FULL.
The third picture is at Safe Passage, the two gals on the left are workers at the house and the other two smiley ones are Kylie in the center and Alex on the right.
We've all learned a great deal about giving since these charity drives have started. We've always been generous with donations and supporting organizations that help others, but doing one first-hand and then delivering the goods is a special feeling knowing we've made a difference in someone's life.
Maybe someday I'll write about a charity in one of my books.
Or maybe I'll simply use the sense of compassion it evokes and make my characters aware of the needs surrounding them, if only they bothered to look.
Til next time ~
Have a wonderful and Blessed Merry Christmas!!