Christmas Giving Fluff

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Registered: 07-12-2005
Christmas Giving Fluff
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Tue, 12-21-2010 - 2:03pm

I was reading about the Kansas City Secret Santa today and thought how much fun that would be. It made me start thinking what I would do if I had 40k to spare. So here are some questions.

1. If you had unlimited amounts of money, what type of Random Acts of Kindness would you do? At Christmas or otherwise.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 2:59pm

I have noticed many of you call it the "angel tree" I went with that but around here it is called the "giving tree" same thing different title...

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2010
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 3:03pm

Very nice fluff!:smileyhappy:

1. If you had unlimited amounts of money, what type of Random Acts of Kindness would you do? At Christmas or otherwise.

I was just reading a story in the paper yesterday about a homeless camp and the people who live there, and it really touched me.

Kevali


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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 3:06pm
i don't know how old your kids are but number three is really sweet.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 3:08pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 3:09pm

edited.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 3:10pm
the local animal shelter gets some of our money too. i swear if my DD had all the money to donate, it would ALL go to the prevention of horse/animal abuse! i'm cautious of some sites she logs onto and have never allowed her to donate online.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 3:11pm
I watched a documentary last nite called "Kamp Katrina" it was heartbreaking... survivors of katrina tryng to survive...
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 3:12pm
We used to provide a full christmas meal for the *community* in our previous city. A handful of families would come and we would all spend the day together (even providing a handfull of small *door prizes*)...with the homeless from the community, or others who don't have family to spend the holiday together. The meal was a minor part of our *service*...it was more about giving people a place to go, to not be alone.

My dd14 is already researching options for us to do the same thing in our current city...obviously, it's too late for this year, but she's coordinating it for next year...it's one tradition that my kids really miss.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 3:13pm

I agree with you.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-12-2005
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 3:13pm

That definition makes sense and may be the more accurate one. I had thought of it as one where the recipient is not a person with whom you have an existing relationship, or to whom you owe any social obligation, legal or moral duty, that the person would not have any expectation of receiving anything,

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