Tuesday night I sorted items and found a treasure trove of things that have found their way to a Santa Store.
Right about now, they maybe wrapped and ready to be put under a tree this Christmas.
On the subject of Christmas, I was watching Rudoph the Red Nose Reindeer.
Remember on the show they talk about the “Land of Mis-fit Toys”? That’s like taking things into the Santa Store.
Thousands of different items. Some in really good shape and others, basically junk that people are too lazy to throw away and decide they will off load it on kids.
There are a few schools doing this kind of project. The school 620 CKRM and our sister stations are involved with is just East of Broad Street. I’ve been to this school before and the kids and staff are great. Nothing is more energizing than that of children.
Kids patrolled back and forth looking at the tables swell with colorful items that over two days, they would be rummaging through to find the right item!
Harvard Broadcasting’s mission was to connect some of the dots. Encourage donations from our listeners and promote how people can help make Christmas and the Holiday season AWESOME!
Partners include: Canadian Tire, Sherwood Co-op, Capital Cares and Harvard Broadcasting.
Our staff has been dispatched to a number of different organizations in the past two weeks.
Whether its a school or heading to a shelter to help with a hot meal, it can be tough. It is important to acknowledge that not everyone lives the high life. That being; disposal income to purchase things at a whim like concert tickets, shoes, gym memberships. There are many hard working families that may struggle putting everything together at this important part of the year.
These offerings of kindness and generosity should be seen not just in one month but throughout the year.
Volunteering is giving just of your time. If you feel your own finances will not benefit a gift of giving consider how time is so valuable and worth so much.
Christmas is a start, but volunteering is good ANY TIME OF YEAR