Salvation Army: Doing the Most Good

It’s Christmas morning and millions of children across America wake up to open their presents. Shiny new toys and crumpled wrapping paper line the house, as the background is filled with joyous laughter. As most kids are playing with their new gadgets, thousands of others are praying they have enough food to make it through the day.

Around the country, Salvation Army is there to help raise money for the less fortunate. Salvation Army says the donations are, “to feed, to clothe, to comfort, and to care.” They have helped millions of homeless people and those with needs. John Holmes, an American politician, once said, “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” By giving a helping hand to those in need, one can benefit from making a difference in the lives of others.

For those who wish to help, the Salvation Army is a great organization to volunteer for. Another great organization is Toys for Tots that is run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Both mission statements have the same foundation, to help the less fortunate. Some of us can’t go out and volunteer due to work or other activities. If that’s the case, feel free to donate some spare change or a couple dollars. There are several kennels around State College at Walmart and at the mall.

Christmas is the season of giving, so why not help others out? No matter how much somebody contributes, any amount is good. So the next time one opens up their shiny new toy, remember:


“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but what we give.” -Ben Carson