I work with two children's charities to raise funds for the "needy" (I hate that word) we raise monies to put together hampers that contain food for the family and small gifts for the children. I also adopt two families at Christmas, both programs are run by the Salvation Army an organization that I adore and admire immensely. I've noticed at Christmas time society musters up the good will and donates to families to make their Christmas better but there are those who are forgotten by society: The Elderly who have no family, the Mentally Ill, the disabled, the homeless. So if a member of this forum is aware of the forgotten take the time, if you can, to do a little something for them please.
A small package containing perhaps Apple Cidar, a fruit cake and a wee present to an elderly person would go a long way to make them feel wanted. Give a homeless person a few dollars and don't judge how they spend it. I'd love to see a program put in place where I could donate time and money to help the Mentally Ill and the disabled at this time of the year. A little kindness takes so little time but it can mean so much to those who are forgotten at this "Commerical" time of the year. I prefer to keep Christmas at the spiritual level, and do something in the Spirit of the Season with out expecting anything in return and that includes gratitude.