Season’s Greetings and Good Cheer All Around

by Editors

By Kimberlee A. Cloutier-Blazzard

At this time of year, we all feel the hustle and bustle of the holidays swirling around us. Most of us look forward to time spent with family and friends around a heavily laden dining room table, exchanging gifts and good wishes.

But, not everyone is so fortunate. As local food banks this year grapple with a double-whammy of increasingly short supplies and increasing demand, wouldn’t it be great if we could share some of our good fortune and get part of our holiday shopping done at the same time? Sound too good to be true? You can!

For example, here in the Boston area folks can take a minute to jump online to “Project Bread” ( and buy things like holiday cards and even some simple gifts while at the same time donating to a worthy cause. Just think, you can check those stocking stuffers, Yankee swap- or Secret Santa items right off your list!

It’s a win/win situation! You get some of your holiday chores done, have a happy heart and those in need get some help.

And, food banks are just one option. Homeless shelters, women’s shelters and many other charitable organizations are now making this type of donation available.

Give it a try, and pass along some good cheer.

Good luck, and Happy Holidays.