Well Gang..its that time of the year again.Tomorrow is my Birthday (Jan. 20) and you know what that means. It is time to get off your fat ass and buy me a present. That’s right damn it, and this year I want way, way, way more presents than last year. And just because you gave me a present last year doesn’t get you off the hook for a bigger one this year.
What, you ask, is on my B-Day list in 2012..No: Its not an evening with Kristen Stewart or a new Lear Jet or Tweeter lessons... NOPE. I want the same stuff as you gave me last year on my birthday: All you have to do is grab a few canned goods, some household items, maybe some gently used blankets or a warm jacket ..stuff like that and go to your local FOOD BANK/HOMELESS SHELTER and donate it.
2011 was an extremely brutal year for the dislocated, the mentally ill, the teen runaways and those suffering from drugs or running from abuse. Single Moms with kids without work and marginalized families without homes need a bit of help from those of us who are in a position to share our good fortune. In 2012 the government, Non-profits, Temples, Mosques, and Churches will be hard pressed to help even as much as last year. The struggling economy has hit our support services hard and even more people will be in need for shelter, clothes and food than last year. It is beyond belief how hard it is to live on the streets or in shelters and especially difficult in winter.
So instead of giving me those box seat season tickets to the Reds…take a few bucks and turn it in to something that will make a big difference on this cold winter day for a less fortunate person, one who is not that different you or me...someone who has been overwhelmed by circumstance and is in dire need of our help.
There is so much aid going to Argentina, Chile, Japan etc (and they need it) that local food banks and shelters actually lose donations in these times of great disasters.Please participate. it is so easy to do. Give now, give plenty, and give often.
Your Pal Mads