The Gift of Giving

It's that time of year again when we are all so busy getting ready for the holidays and the New Year around the corner.  While we are all caught up in the festivities it's important to remember those who may not have it so lucky.  This time of year for me is more about what I can do to help the homeless and less fortunate.  Living in a city that is based on tourist attractions most people don't really realize that Las Vegas has it's share of those less fortunate.  Since I have lived here I have had a hard time finding where to volunteer.  If you have experienced the same in your town may I suggest a few tips to find that right place to donate your time or gifts.  Go to your local church.  Most churches, no matter what religion, have soup kitchens or food drives to help feed the homeless.  Ask the local hospital where the volunteer center is in your neighborhood.  Donate your old and unused clothes to Goodwill or the clothing donation boxes you see around town.   Buy Christmas gifts for children who may not have a Christmas because they are orphaned or their families cannot afford gifts this year.  Wal-Mart has a giving tree where you can pick a child's name and buy them a gift from their Christmas list.  These are just a few tips to help you help others this year.  If you have any other suggestions please share in the comments below.    

Best Wishes and Happy Holidays to You All!!

A great poem that comes to mind when giving is The Giving Tree by Schell Silverstein.