Building on the spirit of giving during 2002
Tonganoxie has outdone itself.
When the call for aid to the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Pantry went out, residents of Tonganoxie opened their checkbooks and wallets. They went shopping, dropping off food and personal hygiene items at the local social service agency.
Citizens of Tonganoxie should be proud that they have come forward during the holidays to help ensure needy area residents have a merry Christmas.
It is hoped that this spirit of giving will continue into the new year.
Many residents in the Tonganoxie area are struggling to make ends meet. They are struggling to feed and clothe their children year-round. Whether they are members of the unemployed or considered "working poor," their ranks are growing and their need is real.
So as the time approaches for making New Year's resolutions, perhaps it is appropriate to consider making a resolution that includes giving. That giving doesn't have to be in the form of money. It could be in the form of volunteering time at our schools. It could be volunteering time at Good Shepherd or at a local church. It could be volunteering time to help an elderly member of our community who needs a friend.
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