He said it was
because they provided a key tag service,
which they have done since
1946. But I knew better. Dad donated to support crippled
Canadian veterans who were
provided with prosthetics through the
If I may suggest
ten organizations to donate to, in alphabetical order,
they would be the:
My wife is particularly
concerned with the plight of the homeless, street kids, families
at risk, and seniors, so I ask you also to consider giving to
Salvation Army in Canada
Salvation Army USA.
I know that times
are hard for all of us. But still I encourage you to give generously.
Whether you support the organizations we have suggested, organizations
of your own choosing, or the homeless shelter in your local area,
I implore you to open your hearts, and your wallets, if only
for a few dollars. The money you give could be the difference
between life and death for someone in need. It may provide a
sheltered bed for a homeless soul on a dangerously cold winter
night or the soup and a sandwich that keeps a despondent soul
from giving up. Be kind to these people. They need your help.
No one asks to be down and out.
during times of disaster, please open your hearts and your wallets.
The weather is getting crazy courtesy of global warming. And
the hard hit need our help.
May I also suggest
different ways to make a donation. Instead of donating money,
you could donate your time. Work as a volunteer in the local
soup kitchen. Help feed the
homeless and the less fortunate. Get your entire family involved.
Volunteering is good for the soul. You can also donate your lightly
worn clothing and shoes to the
Society of Saint Vincent
de Paul - Canada or to the
Society of Saint Vincent de
Paul - USA. They will come to your home and pick up. And they
will distribute your items to those in need.
Years ago, when
I was a poor graduate student in a new town, the
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul was kind enough to give
me a bed for the asking. I have recently returned the kindness
with a donation of lightly worn coats and shoes, a dining room
table, and a pristine sofa. And so
You can also
give after you are gone. Fill out your
organ donor card. It may save someone's life.
There but for the Grace of God go we all.