Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which makes philanthropy necessary - Martin Luther King, Jr.
The most excellent of alms is that of a man of small property, which he has earned by labor, and from which he gives as much as he is able - Muhammad
Thanksgiving into Christmas is a huge time of charitable giving. I admit to getting a bit jaded from every request in the mail, etc. However, there are many folks who live in dire circumstances and do need help. The spirit of Christmas is in giving.
Thus we transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas and open our hearts to the season.
I'll give a Sunday "Amen" to this post.