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Are you a holiday volunteer? Tell us your story

Original post made on Nov 13, 2012

Do you celebrate the holidays by giving back to the community? Does your family have a tradition of volunteering during the holiday season? The Almanac wants to hear your story.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 12, 2012, 2:51 PM

Comments (2)

Posted by Carol, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Nov 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I don't understand the "giving back to the community" term. What does the community give to me that I should give back to it? Truly has me baffled. Honestly. Besides that, it seems to me that somehow "something" is assuming that I am a Christian and am celebrating Christmas and therefore I should "do something" for that reason.


Posted by holidazed, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Many synagogues organize activities on behalf of the community in conjunction with Jewish holidays. For example, my synagogue collects bags filled with food on Yom Kippur. But I'm assuming Carol is correct and you're only looking at people who celebrate Christmas?

Also, there are plenty of people who volunteer all year round, not just when they're guilted into it because "it's the season for giving." Any interest in truly generous people?

Editor's note: We are interested in stories about all holiday volunteering, not just volunteering by those who celebrate Christmas.


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