Happy December 16th

Not all Christmas songs are light and happy, some have a message to them. Father Christmas by The Kinks is reminder that not every tree has presents under it, and not every table is laden with more food than can be eaten. As the song says “Remember the kids who have nothing, when you’re drinking down your wine.”

A good way to remember those kids is to donate toys. Toys for Tots is a great place, and their donation boxes are everywhere. Many local police departments also accept donations that they take to battered women’s shelters, or you can contact a shelter in your area to see if they accept toys directly. Children’s hospitals and churches are also great places. The fact is, a lot of kids won’t get much this year, if anything. If you can, there’s no feeling like donating a toy you know will make a kid smile.