How to Help Others on Christmas

Christmas is about caring and spending time with your family, right? Well, needy children often don't have a caring family or a secure home; so here's how to help make Christmas day great for that little boy or girl, like when you were a child.


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    Decorate a Christmas tree with a family in need and help put some things under the tree, that you can afford. If you don't know of anyone in your local area or street, you can find out who you might be able to help by visiting a local charity that works directly with needy people. Ask them to suggest a family and also ask them to arrange a meeting, so that you are not barging in on someone's life. Remember, be respectful, accepting and jovial: everyone is sensitive to feeling like a charity recipient, and you must leave them their dignity. Tell them, as Jesus said, "I am come that you may have life 'more abundantly' [more full of joy]."
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    Take a parent or guardian and the children out shopping to buy them each or their family a gift, whatever fits their needs and your means. While buying for others, you're teaching them that giving is more important than receiving. Don't overdo it though; their need is greater than yours. The children can enjoy the occasion by seeing all the decorations, sensing the excitement in the atmosphere and soaking up the enjoyment of the season.
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    Take the children out to lunch and enjoy a lovely time before the big Christmas day. This might be the same day that you take them shopping. Let them choose the kind of food they'd like.
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    Spend time together, if they like you and how you make them feel about themselves! On Christmas Eve, sit down and watch a holiday or Christmas show on TV or watch a DVD with that family. Or help them prepare if they need the help for Christmas by cooking, wrapping gifts, singing carols -- and if you are Christian and they are receptive -- reading or telling stories about the true meaning of the Christ in Christmas.
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    Share some of your Christmas Day with them, if they invite you back. Perhaps, spend time together on Christmas morning, opening presents with the children and having breakfast. Or choose dinner time to share with them. Alternatively, you could celebrate the whole day together, if they are very, very receptive. Don't be expectant of their overawed gratitude. Be friendly for the kids sake -- expecting nothing in return, except knowing that the children had a better Christmas.
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    Show the children that they are loved just as -- and because they are who -- they are!


  • Don't leave their parents out of the joy. Include them in sharing the festive spirit as well.
  • Give kindness to everyone to make their christmas great. Kids are as important than adults too, so give those adults and kids their cheer.
  • If you are Christian then tell them so and give any gratitude and glory to Jesus Christ. Keep your help child and Christ-centered. Do the helping as to The Lord's children, not much for your gratification but much more seeing what you can do toward and for the cause Christ!

    As Jesus said, "I am come that you may have life 'more abundantly'."
  • Always show kindness, love and care, and the children will feel comfortable and happy.


  • Don't treat this like your one hour of charity or one day project for the year. Keep in touch with the family afterwards and show a genuine interest in how the children are doing in life, like in preschool or school.

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