Advent Calendar: December 12,, 2009: Charitable/Volunteer Work

December 12 – Charitable/Volunteer Work
Did your family ever volunteer with a charity such as a soup kitchen, homeless or battered women’s shelter during the holidays? Or perhaps were your ancestors involved with church groups that assisted others during the holiday?

We did not specifically do any charity work during the holidays. My mother would give a donation every year to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Salvation Army. They would take up a collection at school for food items. When I was in college our sorority would do various service projects in the local community before the holiday break. I’ve also made donations to various toy and food drives in the community where I now live.