Thursday, December 31, 2009

What's This All About?

The 12 Charities of Christmas is a family project designed to keep the spirit of giving alive throughout the year. Every month, our family decides on one charity to support with a gift of $30.00. We brainstorm on charities that we would all like to support, gather information on them, hold a "family meeting" and vote!

This is a new project starting tomorrow, January 1, 2010. In our 12 Charities of Christmas binder, we'll keep charitable information and correspondence. We may decide to volunteer at different organizations or donate in-kind gifts, such as clothing and books.

At the end of the year, we'll list all of the charities we've supported every month and let our friends and family know about them in our Christmas Card letter. We hope that this news will inspire others to give and also to let folks know that small donations are okay. In fact, they make a huge difference in making our world a better place to live.

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop