The Christmas Season is upon us, and it’s a great time of year to share the blessings we’ve received with those who are not as fortunate. There are many wonderful organizations that make it their business to give to people in need, in various ways. So take your pick as to how you’d like to make the season brighter for those around you!
The Salvation Army of Niagara Falls is hosting a live walk through Nativity Scene called “The Journey to Bethlehem”. This takes place on December 5th and 6th beginning at 6:00 pm. This is a fun opportunity for the whole family, and treats are served upstairs.
As far as doing some good through the Army, you can “adopt a family” or participate in the Christmas Angel Tree, for a child. Please call the church for details on how to do this. (283-7697)
The Magdalene Project goes into the toughest areas of Niagara Falls and Buffalo, finding those most in need, including many children. They distribute food, clothes and toiletries. This year they had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast and there’s also a Christmas project in the works. So, if you would care to participate, here is the link: http://www.themagdaleneproject.net/christmas_gift_bag_ministry
Each year Community Missions helps nearly 140 of Niagara County’s neediest families. In addition to gifts for the children, families are given a $25 grocery gift card to go towards their holiday meal as well as a turkey. Donations of turkeys, hams, or other non-perishable holiday food items are greatly appreciated this time of year and will be distributed at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Every year, the Firefighters Toy Fund delivers Christmas toys to over 1000 children in the area and sees that new winter clothing is provided to between 400 and 500 children in need, who would otherwise go without. Their generosity helps so many local families.
Heart, Love and Soul is a year round charity program in Niagara Falls, and they provide many of the necessities that we take for granted, to those in need. They can always use donations, especially around the holidays.
We are sure that there are many other worthy organizations, and you, yourself probably encounter people on your daily walk in life who could use a hand. Lets keep in mind that this is the season of good will toward mankind, and let’s not stop there – let’s keep it up the whole year through.