West Reading Avenues Winter 2017 - 20
IN THE COMMUNITY
a great time to consider
giving to those in need
When we give cheerfully
and accept gratefully,
everyone is blessed.
- Maya Angelou
Most people look forward to giving and receiving gifts from
friends and family members. We spend hours searching for the
perfect gift for a partner or child or parent or friend. We obsess
over whether to buy the red jacket or the purple one, or the bracelet
rather than the earrings.
Is this the year you're going to surprise a loved one with a
special trip? Or, should you buy her that fancy coat she's been
looking at, instead?
As you know, there is no shortage of shopping in the Greater
Reading area, with some of the very best shops and stores located
Avenues Winter 2017
along the Avenue in West Reading. With the variety of specialty
shops available there, you're sure to find gifts to please everyone
on your shopping list.
In addition to finding the perfect gifts for our family members
and friends, however, remembering others at this time of year can
greatly enhance your holiday glow. We know there is great need
in the United States, in U.S. territories, and around the world as
people struggle to recover from devastating storms and other events.
It's estimated that more than 65 million people are currently
displaced as a result of war, persecution, weather or other events.
More than 20 million people are currently at risk of famine
Unfortunately, there is significant need within our own community.
And, while we are blessed with organizations and agencies that
work heroically to provide food, housing, education, medical
care and other services to those in need, there is always more
that can be done.
So, while shopping and celebrating and enjoying the season,
maybe you can also take some of your time to help with a good
cause, or dig a little deeper in your pocket to make a contribution.