It’s true, I think, that people tend to be more generous during the holiday season.
I can attest to this personally. I recently donated to a family-adoption program at my workplace; I always stop by the Salvation Army kettles when I see them; my husband and I participated in a local Thanksgiving meal event for the local food pantry. All of these are things I wouldn’t have done otherwise, primarily because they’re opportunities we’d never have noticed or thought about otherwise.
And that’s good. It’s part of what is special about Christmas: that sense of generosity, of helping each other, of service. Moreover, it’s true that some people absolutely rely on the kindness of others to be able to have a Christmas or Thanksgiving meal, to wrap gifts for their children, to have a warm and heated home.
But man, January is rough on charities when it comes.
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