Sunday, December 7, 2014

Adopt A Family For Christmas

LuAnn works with many poor and down and out families at Turning Point.  In recent years, our children has adopted one of those families for Christmas.  They teach their own children the value of helping others and the grand kids get involved.

This year our family lives in an old hotel in Hillsboro.  They are a young couple with a seven year old from a previous relationship and a newborn.  They have basically nothing on this earth.

When LuAnn's staff member asked them if our family could adopt them for Christmas, the young couple just bawled.  "No one has ever helped us" was there response which we hear too often here in southwest Ohio.

Good jobs are few and drugs abound in rural Ohio and many states.  There are a lot of innocent people who suffer because of this and even when the family is in recovery, it's difficult.

I am so proud of my family for thinking of others before themselves.  They find it easier to help a stranger than try to decide what every family member might appreciate from them.  We keep our gifts modest and special.

We give to many good local charities but this is one little special thing our family does in style.  I know they are touching people, I see the result.  I can't think of a better way to celebrate Christmas with blessings our family has.

Have you ever considered adopting a family for Christmas?  There are many LuAnn's in every county who can help you find someone really in need.

It's one of the neatest things I've ever saw.


Ed Winkle

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