Several years ago we accepted a challenge from one of our clients to donate the money we normally would spend on Christmas cards and postage to help feed others less fortunate than ourselves. What a great idea!
With our current economy and jobless rate, we are definitely living in a time of need. Knowing that we were actually making a difference in someone’s life and doing something humanitarian felt wonderful. You just don’t get that same feeling mailing cards. We can tell you first hand that volunteering at a food mission or giving a donation to a trusted charity is much more enjoyable and rewarding than licking stamps.
The first year we did this we made donations to a local Food Bank and to a local Mission that serves hot meals daily. Eventually we included a third charity – Clean Drinking Water.