You see them on the street corners, in front of the supermarket, the mall... pretty much everywhere you might happen to go throughout the Christmas season. They're the Salvation Army Bellringers. I didn't know until this year, but the Salvation Army has homeless shelters, shelters for battered women, family shelters, drug and alcohol rehab centers, and many, many more community programs that help those in need.
I picked the Salvation Army this month specifically because the weather is getting cold. Their shelters are a great place for the homeless to find safety and warmth when the temperatures drop. I know that these shelters provide Christmas celebrations, and that's wonderful, but I really want these shelters around so that these men and women without a home have a place to stay warm and stay alive.
So please click on the link in the sidebar and give a few bucks to help out those in need.