Merry Christmas! I did some research about how much money Canadians spent last Christmas – it amounted to thirty-four and a half BILLION dollars ($34.5B). Then the latest stats indicated a family of four would spend between $1,200 and $1,500 on average, with a single Canadian spending an average of $809.
Canadians are generous people. In fact, in 2009, Canada tied with Ireland for the third highest donators to charity in the world. Charitable giving to religious organizations ranked three times higher than the second category (health institutions).
We have enough for ourselves, and we have enough to help others!
This Christmas, why not show your generosity by adding a homeless person to your Christmas list? It’s common for us to add an additional person to our Christmas shopping list from time to time, what about giving something special to people who really don’t have anything (and who are not really on anyone’s list!)? This would really make a difference in someone’s life.
You could give a Winter Street Survival Kit or buy someone a Christmas Dinner for $2.69, or make a donation and we will ensure help gets to where it is most needed.
On the banner above are ways that you can quickly and easily add a homeless person to your Christmas list. I have found that people who call the streets their home are very, very grateful for the acts of kindness and gifts that are given to them. On behalf of those who will be recipients of your generous giving, let me say, “Thank you.”
Tell a friend, challenge them to step up to the plate, and make a difference in your world!