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Every year I try and organize some sort of charitable activity for my teams at work.  If you have been unfortunate enough to be a colleague of mine then you know what I mean.  We have packed and sorted at the Daily Bread Food Bank, adopted families and donated toys.  I was also lucky enough to work at Canada Post and be an elf on the Santa Letter Writing team.

This year I ended up with 2 families from Holiday Helpers (long story that isn’t that important to tell) and reached out to friends and associates to help make Christmas great for the 6 people. As always there were things on the list that if I needed I would just go out and buy – it makes you realize just how fortunate you are seeing the wish lists.

I was not disappointed and have amassed a whole truck-load of gifts for the families.  Thanks to all those who offered up something I know that 2 moms and 4 kids are going to have a merrier Christmas than they thought they were.

I think I might have to make this a tradition. Share with me your traditions or where you volunteer your time or donate your money this time of year.