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The Giving Season December 16, 2007

Posted by littlebangtheory in Politics and Society.
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It’s Time, my friends.

Time to think about a Christmas beyond the gift-getting, a Holiday Season not spent worshiping at The Alter of The Mall.

Time to remember our neighbors who struggle to feed their kids, to heat their homes, to pay the rent.

Time to acknowledge that some people’s turkey will be the biggest chicken they can afford, and the vegetables will come out of cans, and desert will be cookies.

Time to remember the people who will be spending their Holiday in shelters if they’re lucky, around a burn-barrel in a back alley if they’re not.

It’s easier than ever to make a difference, to put our money, even a little bit of it, where our mouth is. Charitable giving to worthy non-profits with a web presence is just a mouse-click away.

I recently heard about a Non-profit organization which deserves to be noticed and supported, both for the great work they do and for the message our support for them sends to the world.

They’re the Rainbow World Fund, an international relief agency based in the LGBT community. They do dual duty, both as providers of basic goods and services to people in need and as emissaries of LGBT people everywhere. They represent the best qualities of the Human Race, donating their time and effort, every one of them, from the tippity-top on down. Consequently, their administrative costs are phenomenally low – just over 5%!

Check them out if you’re in a position to help others in this Season of Giving. It will be money well spent.