Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Giving

It's the time of year when it seems like any extra money you can give a charity, it's especially needed. Don't know what it is about Christmas, but no matter what charity you give to, come Christmas, needs seem to be more prevalent than during any other time of year.

I don't usually give money to charities. Not because I don't want to, but because I can usually never afford it. Christmas is an expensive time of year, and this is only the fourth year I've had steady work, but the third that I haven't had to travel for Christmas. For about three months, I've had funds from the Smashwords sales of Sugar and Spies sitting in my paypal account. Not much, but something that wasn't doing anything.

Today, I was perusing a favorite website, Taysia Blue, a Siberian Husky Rescue Group. I can't get one now (living with my parents, and too many animals, according to my mom), but I like to see what they're up to, and I've considered volunteering with them once things calm down, schedule wise. Instead, I looked at giving money to them. How it worked, where the money went, etc. It seemed like a perfect plan. Groups like Taysia Blue rely on donations to keep things up and running. I got an email after submitting my donation explaining that my donation went to helping one dog, Lindbergh, with his heartworm issues. It seemed fitting to me. Of the dogs they have for adoption, Lindbergh is the only one who gets along with cats. Yes. I would need a dog who got along with Jane Austen.

After giving it some thought, I think I want to start giving a portion of my proceeds to Taysia Blue. I'll probably only give a small percentage, but I will make it a yearly gift. I only hope that next year I can give way more than what I've given today. It just doesn't seem like enough, but I'm optimistic for next year.

I urge everyone, if they can afford it, give to a charity you feel strongly about. If you have some extra change in your pocket as you're going into the grocery store, drop it into the Salvation Army buckets. It adds up, and people really need it this time of year.

Merry Christmas, Lindbergh. Good Luck with your heart worms and finding your Forever Family.

Click Here to learn more about Siberian Huskies, and if they are the right dog for you.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your donation and for supporting Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue! The rescue is my 'baby' and all our volunteers, supporters and dogs are family to me.

    ...But there are some nights when I wake up in the middle of the night, worrying about Lindbergh, Sugar or Cognac or the ones that we haven't been able to help yet and sometimes it feels overwhelming... which was the case last night as I tossed and turned. And then I saw your post this morning and it warmed me to the core. Thank you so much for making my day and for helping these amazing pups!


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