Giving and Christmas

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Honors English December Essay
For people today, Christmas is supposed to be a time of year when everyone can celebrate family, love, kindness, and peace. Christmas, though, has become more of a commercial holiday where everyone thinks about how much they can receive for the holidays. Christmas now-a-days has become about “what can someone buy me” instead of “what can I give my loved one”. Not everyone is able to afford a million presents for their children, and the fact that spoiled children get so much does not help that situation. To help these unfortunate families at Christmas, I would donate to a charity, assist children in present buying, and volunteer at a soup kitchen.

First and foremost to give back to the needy, I would donate money to a charity. I wouldn’t just donate during the Christmas season, though. To truly help them, I would donate as much as I could throughout the year. However, I would have to know where exactly the money was to be dispersed. If money is given directly to the needy family, I would not want to give my money to that charity. I want to offer my money to a charity that will make sure the money goes to something that improves the lives of the deprived as a whole. Examples of what I would consider good use my donation would be building schools and colleges where the children and adolescents can go for free or starting a training program for the adults who find it hard to get or keep a job. If I could, I would gladly give a million dollars towards the welfare of the less fortunate than I.

Secondly, I would show kids the joy of giving by taking out children who are members of a poor family to buy presents for their other family members. This helps kids to realize that Christmas is not all about receiving gifts; it is more about giving...
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