Get in the Christmas spirit
Even though it’s more than two weeks until Halloween, it’s not too early to get in the Christmas Spirit.
That doesn’t mean putting up the tree and mixing the eggnog, but it does mean this is a good time to think about making this Christmas season brighter for those less fortunate in the community.
There are many who will not be able to enjoy a happy Christmas without a little help from their neighbors. Whether that help comes in the form of a hot meal, a bag of groceries, a “gently used” coat or a shiny new toy, every Habersham County resident has a chance to make a difference this year.
The Habersham County Toys for Tots drive got off to a good start last week, with the “Bugs for Hugs” Beetle parade and the Big Red Apple Festival Kickoff Concert. Still, more toys are needed.
Every day, families in Habersham County and Northeast Georgia struggle to put food on the table, clothes on their backs, shoes on their feet. And they have little hope of putting new toys in their children’s hands for Christmas.
Habersham County is blessed with an active Toys for Tots drive, spearheaded faithfully each year by the Cornelia Kiwanis Club.
Other organizations, such as Sharing and Caring in Clarkesville and Cornelia, accept other items and financial donations to help families throughout the year and at Christmas.
Remember that charity begins at home, and donations made here, in many cases, stay here in the community.