Every year–throughout the year, actually–we donate to Northwest Harvest, a charitable organization that oversees numerous food banks around the area. But I always donate more at this time of year. For one thing, I stood in food bank lines many times when I was poor and had no money. I remember those government donations of cheese, peanut butter, and butter.
Second, Charles Dickens put it best when the solicitors for charity told Scrooge: “We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices. What shall I put you down for?”
This is a harsh time of year, and this year it will be even more so, with all the unemployment and loss and illness. Since Sam and I are fine, I am making this offer: I am donating a base amount to NW Harvest as usual, but if you’d like to help add to that, tell me the nicest thing someone’s ever done for you. For each person who comments, up to 500 comments, I will add $1 in to my donation, so I’ll add up to $500.
Come on out and help, folks!