What did you Give this Christmas?

Christmas is over and despite what Fox News says, there is no “war” on Christmas (if there was, it would be against retail stores putting out Christmas decorations before Halloween is over.

I’ve found I take far more joy from giving gifts than receiving them.  This year, we gave gifts of basic necessities to a children’s charity in Southern California for a boy 16 and a girl 13.  What did they ask for?  iPads, iPods, Videogames?  Nope.  Basics like shoes, pants, underwear and socks were on this list.  Aside from giving gifts to our family, what was your giving experience this holiday season?

This is a blog and its all about starting a conversation.  Christmas might be over but the needs of local charities remain great.  Whether its dropping off a bag of groceries, volunteering at a shelter or writing a check, we can all do our part.

Don’t forget The Eli Home in Anaheim is still fundraising and needs support to keep their doors open and provide care for broken families.

  3 comments for “What did you Give this Christmas?

  1. December 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    We gave blankets to our local animal shelter. So many of our blessed animals spend many long hours day after day in a cage at a shelter, a warm blanket goes along way in comforting our furry little babies until they are rescued by a warm family.

  2. Ltpar
    December 27, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Dan, now here is an article we can agree on and I fully support your position on it being better to give than receive.

    Did my Christmas shopping for my wife at the Irvine Animal Shelter, her favorite place to go. She would have brought them all home, but settled on adopting a new cat, “Roy” as in the King of the Cowboys. Roy, now joins his new family of three humans, two other cats and five chihuahua’s who don’t know they are dogs. There is never a dull moment at the Rodgers house.

    There are only two charities we give to on a regular basis (Thanksgiving, Easter & Christmas) and that is the Salvation Army and the Orange County Rescue Mission. Each got their Christmas donation to help feed hungry families and we hope it made a few lives easier? Wishing you a belated merry Christmas and no politics from me until after the first of the year. Best wishes.

  3. Dan Chmielewski
    December 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Happy Holidays Pat.

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