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In the Spirit of Christmas

posted Dec 8, 2014, 11:13 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 13, 2015, 11:00 AM by Tamara Salisbury ]

When the Christmas season comes around, it is easy to get caught up in buying presents for family and friends, decorating and participating in traditions. It is easily the busiest and happiest time of year, but for some, it is another month of struggle and stress. For some, it is a lack of food, shelter, clothing and for others, a lack of money for the “extras” like gifts and decorations. This Christmas season, I would like to challenge students and faculty alike to donate to the less fortunate.

Several businesses, churches and organizations have geared up to collect items and monetary donations for those who will be doing without necessities this season. Some places put up an angel tree, perhaps the most common form of asking for donations. An angel tree can be found at Vintage Bank, St. Joseph Catholic Church and even here in the high school office. Each place targets different people, so I would suggest choosing one that you are most passionate about. The Vintage Bank supports those who lack money for gifts that also double as necessities, and St. Joseph collects donations for The Lord’s Diner and homeless shelters. The high school office collects gifts for the residents of Spring View Manor.

With many people to shop for, it can be challenging to find extra money for donations. But it only takes about five dollars for a small donation, and your support will be greatly appreciated. It is important to keep in mind that Christmas is the season of giving, and everyone should be remembered this Christmas.