Monday, December 8, 2008
Spread your Holiday Cheer
Every holiday season, we look for ways to spread the cheer and help others have a better experience during what can often be a not so happy time of year.
Donating food to your local food bank is and easy way to help people in your community. There are probably donation bins all over town this time of year.
The United States Marine Corps are collecting donations for Toys for Tots, and the Salvation Army has their bell ringers and red kettles outside many stores where you'll be shopping.
I recently learned of another way to spread a bit of extra cheer. You can send holiday cards to wounded American soldiers and veterans through a program sponsored by the Red Cross called Holiday Mail for Heroes.
You can send your cards to the following address, but they ask that they are postmarked no later than December 10th. That's just two days away, but you've still got time to pop a card in the mail!
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456
If you're in the Oak Harbor Library during the next couple of days, look in the teen area for the cards to sign. I'll be sending them off soon.