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.