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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-24-2004, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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TWF Holiday Challenge...

I would like to challange members to do something for someone less fortunate this season. It can be as time consuming as you wish.
Ideas can be difficult so I will give some. Do something as a family, get younger children involved. Do something with your friends or significant other.


1. Have a party, or dinner party. Have people bring a spare blanket, toy, or non-perishable to the party that can later be donated.
2. Have a few friends over for a couple of drinks one afternoon, and each bring a sandwich making item. Make sandwiches and drop off to a local shelter.
3. Have a few friends over, like the above. And set a limit of $10 dollars to go to the dollar store and get stocking stuffer things for kids. Drop off at a womans shelter, or something alike.
4. Buy a toy or two, and find a drop off for Christmas toys for kids. This is good to do with your own children, make it a family outing.
5. Contact a shelter, or like agency in your area, and find out if there are families to sponser, this may include purchasing stuff for one child, or making a food basket for them.
6. Volunteer at a shelter on Christmas eve or Christmas day serving food. This can be even for 1 hour, these places need volunteers.


Anyway, those are just a few ideas. If you can't do anything major, pick up a small toy and bring to a drop off.

Please post any other ideas you have, or things that you do already.
Or what you have decided to do ...you'll be glad you did!!!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-24-2004, 10:23 PM
 
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This is great idea! Every year DJ and I do something! This year we sent in money to the Rescue Mission... 22 people will have dinner tomorrow because of us.. Also we usually grab some names of kids off the Angel Trees at the mall and go crazy buying gifts for them. As the kids get older I would like to go and help with the dinner, when they can go too and that way it will teach them to appreciate what they have.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-24-2004, 10:57 PM
 
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I've always wanted to volunteer at a soup kitchen for cmas or thanksgiving but who runs those? I dunno who to contact to find out how
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I've always wanted to volunteer at a soup kitchen for cmas or thanksgiving but who runs those? I dunno who to contact to find out how

All you have to do is just show up and let them know you are there to help out. They love to have people volunteer to help out. DJ and I have done that and let me tell ya, it is a great experience. You would be amazed after talking to some of the people there, who they are and what they use to do.
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I've always wanted to volunteer at a soup kitchen for cmas or thanksgiving but who runs those? I dunno who to contact to find out how
your local city hall, mayors office, etc..would have info.. also,just look in the phone book..and give em call, im sure they could use an extra pair of hands now and then..
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-25-2004, 12:14 AM
 
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When I was growing up, every year we would locate one needy family, usually through our church or school, and we would buy the fixins for an entire X-mas dinner, and if they had kids, we would find out how many and how old, and buy them each a small gift or two, then we would go to their house and ring the bell, knock on the door, or whatever, and then run like hell! We'd usually hide in the bushes or behind a car, just to make sure someone answered. It was great to see their faces, they'd look confused, then surprised, then they'd look around, and more than once we cried along with them, though they didn't know it. We always did it anonymously, and it felt great. I'd like to pass along the tradition to my son as soon as he's old enough to appreciate it. This year, I'm thinking of volunteering at the local resue mission to help serve a meal. I mean, that's what Christmas is really about, the spirit of giving.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-25-2004, 09:32 AM
 
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Its good to see that ppl are always willing to help out others less fortunate then we are. But at times I feel bad about it. As most of us only do it at the holiday seasona and not all year round. Even if it is a little here and a little there. They can use any help any time and not just at Thanksgiving or X-mas. Not that I do it all year round but just my Sorry.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-25-2004, 09:57 AM
 
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Allen and I always do Toys for Tots and give money to our local fire department. Every year they have a Christmas dinner for the less fortunate and homeless. We also gave 2 bags full of grocerys to Gavin from Kiss 99.3 for the food drive. It feels good to do something for someone who really needs it.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-25-2004, 03:11 PM
 
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I will get the '74 750 out for the Toys for Tots ride here in Tally on 12/3. The Hog snobs can't insult it because most HD's built in 74 were kind of like the Vega.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-25-2004, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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I will get the '74 750 out for the Toys for Tots ride here in Tally on 12/3. The Hog snobs can't insult it because most HD's built in 74 were kind of like the Vega.

most HD's built in 73 & 74 are still like vega... that should be a great ride!!! nobody else does charities like motorcyclists !!!
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