Nov 27, 2011

The Holiday Season

My favorite time of the year has arrived...the holiday season is a special time but for many it just makes their situation of economic woes much more pronounced. Everywhere you look the push towards materialism is running amok...the holiday seems to get lost under the yoke of capitalism...and the need for material items drives people to engage in despicable behavior...

I try to focus on the essence of the holiday..So I am going to post on things of that nature...decorating with what you have, fun things to do and homemade gifts, etc.

But the most important thing I want to start with is those who are going through economic troubles and need help not just through the holiday but until things get better... Maine is now #1 in New England for 1 in 4 children having food insecurity...

During the holidays if you can possibly do so please donate to one of your local charities.....there are two sites that you can check out the rating of charities as well as find one in your area... Give.org & Charity Navigator.

Just donating 10.00 can go along way for many charities...I hope you will think about doing so this holiday season...

These are my favorite places to donate..


Operation Homefront  a place where soldier can go to ask for assistance...you can donate to a specific soldier who has requested assistance or donate to your local area...This is really worth checking out....and helping out our veterans is a must in my opinion...

Marine Toys For Tots ..... a worthy cause without having to explain why...

Good Shepard Food Bank.... This food bank distributes food to all the Maine soup kitchens, shelters and churches who provide food for those struggling in this economy...for every dollar donated, they can distribute $8.00 worth of food..They are trying to reach their goal of 200,000 so please think of donating.

Please donate to your local Animal Shelter...we cannot forget to help out our little animal friends...
For Maine, I would also suggest Maine Friends of Animals... they take on the legislative and political action necessary to help protect all animals in Maine.

Please give your self a gift...donate to those less fortunate..

4 comments:

Tricia said...

Bless you Linda. My husband and I run a sanctuary for about 70+ mostly feral kitties so your words really mean a lot to us. We also donate a lot of our time at the local shelter and it really is overwhelming the animal overpopulation problem. They are all so precious! To think of how many are simply put down not because there is something wrong with them but because there are no homes is just so hard to cope with. Money donated goes not only to feed and care for them but to educate people about spaying and neutering and animal welfare in general.
Thank you not only for your beautiful blog ( I am a complete bohemian!!!) but for your concern for animals.
The peace of the season to you and your family,
Tricia Mike and all the kitties

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

Very beautiful, and very inspiring!

Thank you!!!

Barbara said...

You've got it right, sister! Thank you for this great post!

Urban Heirlooms said...

I love the spirit of your post! With all the mad rushing about, the true meaning of the holidays is easily lost and cluttered, and instead of enjoying and sharing our blessings, we can get so caught up and frazzled by materialism. Thank you for giving some wonderful ideas to help us re-focus on some causes that are meaningful and worthwhile.

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