The Season of Giving…

I’m always amazed by the number of commercials (tv, newspaper, direct mail, etc) that come up at Christmas asking us to give.  This is the season of giving, right?  Why does Christmas have to signify giving — don’t these organizations need money and donations all through the year?  I’m a little “Bah-humbug” about the overflow of requests for your donation at Christmas…if you can’t already tell.  I will use a different entrance to a store just to avoid the Salvation Army bell ringer…I sadly admit.

Then I started to do some research and reading.  Yes organizations need money and donations throughout the entire year, but perhaps they increase their requests at Christmas because everyone is usually in such a good mood.  Good mood = more likely to donate.  I’m not made of money, as most of us are not, but tonight I will be donating to a local Charlotte charity, Pat’s Place.  Pat’s Place is a Child Advocacy Center for children who have been sexually abused.  I will be donating some juice boxes and animal crackers…and my heart strings.

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35

What charities will you be donating your time, money, and heart strings to this holiday giving season?