If you need a reason to be thankful this holiday season or if you find yourself taking Life’s little gifts for granted? This story will surely change your perspective.

The swelling numbers waiting outside homeless shelters and food pantries around the country, many of them elderly or single women with children, have grown by at least 30 percent since the summer. General welfare recipients receive $140 a month in cash and another $140 in food stamps. This is all many in Trenton and other impoverished areas have to live on. 
There are now 36.2 million Americans who cope daily with hunger, up by more than 3 million since 2000, according to the Food Research and Action Center in Washington, D.C.  The number of people in the worst-off category—the hungriest—rose by 40 percent since 2000, to nearly 12 million people.

The economic mess we now find ourselves in will get worse before it gets better and it knows no bounderies. There are many reasons this year to give, but I quess that is the key, folks “to give.”  So share your blessings with someone else this holiday season and if you need any ideas on how you can  go  here, here and here. Still not sure where to give in your area go here. Happy Holidays

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