Season of GivingÂ Â
As the Holiday Season quickly comes upon us, I can’t help but be amazed at the care, consideration and kindness of those in our community. I have now gotten to a point that I actually travel with toys in my car, because I attend so many toy drives during the week. But each time I attend a toy drive I am always in awe of how many toys each event collects and the willingness for people to share. Even in the worst of times, in the most challenging financial times in recent history, the passion and devotion to others that African Americans and all people of good will show towards those less fortunate is a true blessing.
Just in the last week I attended the Regalettes Christmas Party, which gathered so many toys that you could barely walk in the door. Then I went to another toy drive on Saturday where they collected almost 30 trash bags full of toys, baby care products and other items for those less fortunate and the list keeps going.
Now for those of you who have not had a chance to give yet, don’t fret. It is not too late. You can come here to the Sentinel and adopt a child and/or a senior citizen from Mothers In Action. If you want to help a teenager you can contact the Brotherhood Crusade. They have over 300 teenagers who they provide gifts for every year, There is also the New Frontier Democratic Club Christmas Party which will collecting toys and can goods this Friday.
So with only one last week before Christmas, before you run into the mall and spend that last little bit of money you have remaining, pinch a little piece off for those who have a little less than you, because that is the true essence of Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukah.
So, whether you agree or disagree, now more than ever I really need your input. I need to hear from you. I need to know what is going on in our community. I also need to know what other stories we need to tell, and what is on your mind. I really do want to hear from you, I want you to “Talk to Danny.”
Danny J. Bakewell, Jr.
President & Executive Editor