Holiday Giving List: Hurting and Helping

By Greg Kelly

charitable-giving304xx2400-1600-0-309My father once told that when you make a charitable donation to a worthy cause, “it should hurt a little.” Meaning the gift or contribution should bring about a significant sacrifice on your part.

Although charities certainly welcome big donations, it’s the smaller donations, when added together, that allow them to function. Kindness and generosity is the spirit of our holiday season. And with most charities needing financial support to keep their cause going, now is the season to make an impact.

The many Monmouth County-based charitable/volunteer organizations listed below work hard every day to help those less fortunate or for causes that improve the human condition. Please help them to help others this holiday season.

(And remember, a nice gift to your local police, fire, first aid and/or public works departments is both a supportive and wise contribution.)

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Ronald Reagan’s Christmas Message

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Merry Christmas

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Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County over the Holidays, December 24, 2014 through January 4, 2015

Happy Holidays!  We’ve combined our final two “Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend” lists of the year/first of the new year and added weekday events for the holiday season in recognition of many readers being off from work and schools being closed.

Peace and Good Will.  Be Safe.

Courtesy of Teddy Bears by the Shore

Courtesy of Teddy Bears by the Shore

By Greg Kelly

 

Wednesday, December 24

  • Christmas Eve 5-Mile Run at Manasquan Reservoir (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • JR’s Burgers “Free Dinner” (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Arts Liberation Front Open Talent Night (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Services (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Home for Christmas: Brick soldier surprises mother with early return from Afghanistan

Home for Christmas: Brick soldier surprises mother with early return from Afghanistan (via NJ.com)

BRICK — When Leslie Ann Ruggiero unsealed a red envelope this morning she thought contained a card from the Santa Claus sitting on a bench behind her, she put her hand over her mouth and started to cry. “It’s my baby,” she said, holding a postcard…

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Merry Christmas….Holiday Express and Bruce Springsteen, 1994

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