THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE !!!
Season’s greetings from the office of Dr. Jack Bodie!
It’s no surprise that our culture celebrates the Holiday Season so fervently. We hear Christmas songs on the radio and see lights going up everywhere, even before Thanksgiving. Everywhere you look there are signs of the season, and it seems that people just can’t wait for it all to happen.
Most of us look forward to some time off, spending time with our families, and the festivities that go along with the gatherings and celebrations. It really is a wonderful time of year……… for most of us.
What I’m saying is this. There are many, many people that won’t be able to enjoy the Holiday Season this year due to the economy and the staggering number of jobless. Additionally, illness, disability, those without family or overseas causes much difficulty this time of year. And because charities and food banks are having donation/funding reductions, help is getting harder to find for those in need.
So what can be done about this you say? Well, just look around! Although there countless charities that will be happy to take money, clothes, cars, food and other donations, some would just as well benefit from a little of your time. Even a small act of kindness to a friend or neighbor would help make this a better Holiday Season.
As a resident of Richardson for most of my life, I think donating locally makes a lot of sense because there are so many in need that are so close to home. One of the many local charities we support and volunteer for is Network of Community Ministries.
NETWORK of Community Ministries, Inc., (www.thenetwork.org), founded in 1985, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization supported by businesses, individuals, and a coalition of religious, civic and social organizations. NETWORK officially opened its doors on February 3, 1986. It provides health and emergency services to children, low-income families, and senior citizens in need within RISD. The mission is “caring, coaching, and empowering our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.”
So, we encourage all of you to help those in need by the way of your choosing to make this Holiday Season a little better for all of us. If you would like to help NCM, contact them at http://www.thenetwork.org/ or 972 234 8880. If you’d like to make an appointment in our office, call 972 235 4767 or e-mail us at [email protected]. We can make your smile and your Holiday Season brighter!
Dr. Jack Bodie and Staff
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