Goodwill Industries, Salvation Army, Deseret Industries: It's The Season To Donate!
Soon the winter winds will blow and blow.
"He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none...." (Luke 3:11)
This is one of the seasons when the admonition to take one of our two coats and give it to him or to her who has none, has easily apparent importance.
If you have been looking for the actual person who needs it, call the Voluntary Action Center, Goodwill Industries, the Salvation Army, or Deseret Industries. Don't wait to hand it out yourself. If the cold hasn't already arrived in your locale, it will be shivering someone's bones soon enough.
Someone will bless you for the donation, and while you are at it, a quick look around will likely disclose some other items gathering dust in a closet, attic, basement, or corner that can be turned from your "junk stuff" into someone else's "treasure".
Such donations are tax deductible for you, and irreplaceable for those in need. Keep someone warm this holiday season and you too will feel the warm glow within.
Every year you can hear someone saying something like: "It doesn't feel like the holidays, yet." Jump start yours by being the cheerful giver and allowing charity to take over and make every twinkling light and candle's glow just that much brighter.
"Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison and ye came unto me." (Matthew 25:34-36)
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