Let's take part in this season of giving – The Guam Daily Post

With red kettles popping up around stores, it’s time to think about making the most of charitable giving this holiday season.

The Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff event was held Friday at the Agana Shopping Center.

This year, red kettles will be set up at 10 sites across the Agana Shopping Center, Cost-U-Less, Guam Premier Outlets, Kmart and Micronesia Mall.

“The money we raise each year from the red kettles stays in Guam,” Maj. Tom Stambaugh, the nonprofit’s Guam Corps officer and Micronesia coordinator, said in a statement. “These contributions enable us to continue our year-round efforts to help those in the most need through all of our programs in the community.”

The Salvation Army touches lives through a wide variety of events and programs, from the Lighthouse Recovery Center to its annual Thanksgiving Feast.

In support of these efforts, we urge island residents to support The Salvation Army’s 2018 Red Kettle Campaign by dropping dollar bills or spare change while shopping.

We also encourage residents to think about other ways to give this holiday season.

For the past few weeks, many of us have been focused on giving help to our neighbors in the Northern Marianas in the aftermath of Supertyphoon Yutu. It’s no surprise because Guamanians are known for immediately opening their hearts and wallets to disaster victims.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, new holiday initiatives are competing for our attention and assistance. We also should consider these initiatives because they are worthwhile as they help closer to home.

If you are finding it hard to donate any more, please consider volunteering to support a campaign or an event this holiday season. You can ring bells, serve food, or wrap gifts at a number of local charities.

A little good can go a long way toward brightening someone’s holiday season.

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