Friday, December 11, 2009

Families Helping Families

This is a program that my husband's radio station is sponsoring again this year. You can nominate a family that is in need this holiday season or you can volunteer to help a family that is in need. For some of us, this past year has brought job loss, health issues and unexpected expenses. Others have arrived now in December doing just fine, or in rare cases, better that before. If you live in the West Michigan area and know of a family who has needs, big or small, this holiday season, head over to to submit their story. At the website, you can also find information on how you might be able to help one of these families.

If you don't live in the area, then I encourage you to take some time this holiday season and make yourself aware of those around you. Does a neighbor need some help? Is there a family at church that you could babysit for so the parents have some quality time? Do you have a couple extra items on your pantry shelf that could be donated to the local shelter? Does someone in the office look like they could use a quick "pick-me -up" conversation? The list of ways to help is endless.