Paying It Forward: Giving to the Kids
Most holiday seasons, I find myself giving a little here and a little there, showing support in small ways for a number of local groups or charities.
This year, however, I have decided to focus on children. I have purchased toys to donate to the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots, and I also will participate in my YMCA's Giving Tree for kids. The Giving Tree is full of tags with the first name of a child who is hopeful for a gift. The tag contains a small list of items that the child is wishing for.
This year, I selected a 17-year-old boy. The younger kids are always easy to buy for, but the older kids - not so easy. Instead of making numerous donations to various charities, I am going to give this boy a very nice holiday surprise. I'm as excited as a tiny tot!