missinglink... thanks for posting this. I will send it to a few of my colleagues. I like this idea. Gift giving is one of the Five Love Languages... it is a way we show love. Staples is doing a back-to-school backpack for less fortunate kids as is Sleep Country (at least in Ontario, Canada they are), which I thought was great, so I bought a backpack.
beks... that's wonderful! My bro and his family give their Christmas money to less fortunate families as well. They have no need of anything extra so Christmas has become giving to others in need. I love this too!
I usually support our local food banks, any sort of drives the kids are doing, and the Canadian Womens Federation "Shelter From The Storm" (help for abused women). There are always miscellaneous type events popping up at work too. I haven't yet been able to help out on a more international scale but I hope that will come in time. My parents (as JWs) always discouraged this but I found I needed to help people anyway I could. With my Dad needing help, my time is taken up with him so I can't volunteer too much at the moment. I hope to do this more in the future, though.
I would love to read how others on JWN help those less fortunate.