They are always giving back to the community. Just this Christmas Miejers had a thing where kids could apply to get a gift card to buy gifts for their family. There were only twenty $100 gift cards, but forty kids showed up. So they said which twenty kids are they going to give the cards to but Miejers said were going to give all forty kids gift cards. See stores are always doing things like that.
Once an individual is a client of Casa’s those that are homeless and without a kitchen are allowed to receive food once a week and those with a kitchen are allowed to receive food once a month (Casa de Peregrinos, 2013). Casa’s receives its funding through a variety of sources. These sources include generous donors from Las Cruces, the city of Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, FEMA, United Way, and other foundations (Casa de Peregrinos, 2013). The organization is run by an executive director, five part time employees, and around 35 volunteers (Casa de Peregrinos, 2013). Casa’s emergency food program has three main projects.
Mother was at her “Daughters of Liberty” meeting, probably making clothes to distribute across Boston on Christmas Eve. So that had left me with my brothers James and Henry, and with my sister Celia. As I was gazing out of the window, I saw the town hard at work getting ready for more severe snow storms. Our town had been recently introduced to a new law which was called the “Stamp Act,” which made us pay extra for every paper item we used, such as the local newspapers, bills, receipts, ship documents, and even trading cards I use to play with my friends. This tax, proposed by George Grenville came into effect a month ago on November 1st, 1675.
The Operation Christmas Child is from Samaritan’s Purse, a non-denominational organization that accepts toys, toiletries, clothes, and school supplies to be given to kids. Specifically, in which the items are put into boxes to be donated to kids that are less fortunate worldwide. People and members of CSF fill average size shoeboxes with tons of items
During Christmas time I have rang the bell for the Salvation Army. I have volunteered at the Catholic Worker House preparing and serving food. I have also served food at the Salvation Army. I have volunteered at the Cedar Valley United Way, helping them with stuff around the office. Outside of school service I help my grandma, who has had a stroke.
Lilly thought that children who didn’t have a present to open on their Christmas day could be miserable, thus she decided to make 100 gifts made up of school supplies and other gifts then donated to Operation Christmas Child, which is a charity. At Lilly’s home, there is a lemonade stand, and her mother told her that she could make a goal about the money she expected to receive, and it’s depend on she wish to save her money to buy something or donate it. Her mother pointed out about charities to her, and then she figured out that she wish to donate. She and her younger sisters set her lemonade stand up to sell cookies and gallons of lemonade and made gifts from the money she made and invited her friends to help her out. She and her friends purchased the supplies, packed them to each box, and then send the boxes to Samaritan’s Purse distributors.
It makes my family and I feel really good about our decision to help someone in need. Every Christmas my church participates in a program called “Operation Christmas Child”, which delivers shoeboxes full of gifts to many children around the world. Many of the congregation choose whether to buy for a girl or boy, or both, and what age group he, she, or they are in. Last year, my parents and I bought for both a boy and a girl, filling shoeboxes full of toys, school supplies, and other items. It is amazing to watch videos of children receiving the boxes in the past years and to observe how excited they get.
I wish I could do the same with my community as what William did with his. I would like to propose an idea for a program. For every holiday or significant change in season or for school people could donate supplies to family with little to none income. Our area is struggling with producing an income to help support their children for common life needs. I want to set up a donation organization where people could donate school supplies, halloween costumes, christmas presents, clothes, shoes, or other basic necessities for children.
For my community service project, I held a yard sale on October 17th, 2015 from 6:30 a.m. to one. I had received supplies from my family members and from my church members to sell. I made flyers and posted them in the community facilities, had the radio make an announcement, had the school announce the yard sale for two weeks, and had it announced on social media. This project was a success because with the yard sale and donations, I raised over 100 dollars to donate to The Wounded Warrior Project. I chose The Wounded Warrior Project because of the personal ties I have to the United States Military.
Christmas is a time when families gather together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas brings joy and wonder to all those impacted by this special holiday. When walking around stores, Christmas can be seen and heard everywhere. Either through the rushed shoppers buying gifts for the ones they love, or the cheerful Christmas music that can be heard through the speakers overhead. After Thanksgiving, there is the biggest shopping day of all, Black Friday, where shoppers wait in lines and fight to get the best deals on the items the stores offer.