Charitable Organizations and Upcoming Events
Many people talk about the gift of giving. It's part of the Christmas Spirit, and something the world could use more of. As the holidays draw nearer, I am reminded of something that Fred Rogers's mother told Fred: look for the helpers. That's one smart woman, and you can tell that she possessed a strong moral compass based on her refreshingly wholesome son.
Are you one of those 'helpers'? Do you want to be?
Not everyone is destined to be a firefighter, police officer, or someone's savior. We can all be a helper, however, if we give back. When it comes to giving your money, I would recommend looking local first. You'll find more trustworthy individuals at the local level working at fundraising events and your local non-profit. You'll also get to see change happen faster in your own community.
Here are a few events happening in the near future that can help you feel the warmth of giving:
Snowflake's Christmas Tea - benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. of Acadiana
Night Under the Stars - benefits D.R.E.A.M.S. of Acadiana
Empty Bowl - benefitting The Salvation Army of Acadiana
13th Annual Gumbo Cookoff - raising money for Kylie Coulon
Aforementioned events are taken from eventbrite.com.