SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Spirit of the Season
'Tis the season to be jolly and generous, particularly to those who have trouble keeping their cupboards full.
There have been more than a few opportunities to donate food and toys to some of our less fortunate neighbors these past few weeks. The City of Savannah accepted can goods in lieu of cash to settle outstanding parking tickets, and there have been numerous foods drives, including WTOC's Day of Giving at Kroger just a couple of weeks ago.
At just the one store on Mall Boulevard, you donated more than 4,000 pounds of food to the Savannah Food Bank. Just a few days ago, Miracle on May Street gave toys to more than 300 area kids who would have otherwise gotten little to nothing this season and of course the Marines and the Toys for Tots campaign will do the same for hundreds of others.
Each of those organizations, and dozens of others, do an outstanding job making this a much more bountiful and joyful holiday season.
But what happens next week?
The need doesn't go away when the Menorahs get put up or the Christmas tree comes down.
Consider this: imagine if the season of giving became a year round effort. If we could find a way to take the spirit we have now and make it a permanent feeling. If we keep our focus on those who need, want and appreciate the occasional helping hand… we may find ourselves in the position of having more who want to help than those who need it.