Posted: 12/28/2011 4:07:27 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ragingstorm:
I go grocery shopping every year for a family I pick thru Craigslist. I post an ad and pick a desperate family and spend around 80-100$ on them. Usually they are grateful. And it feels good
One year, my family (us kids) sponsored a family for Christmas. We got a gift list, shopped for them, and dropped everything off at their home. Us 5 "kids" spent the afternoon shopping (it was stuff from toys to a vacuum cleaner) and then went out for drinks and something to eat. A great excuse to get together as a family (we had a blast) and the family we helped was very nice and extremely grateful. Did not give off a sense of entitlement.....just weren't going to be able to afford a regular Christmas without help. One of the best Christmases we've ever had.