I have been looking on craiglists for different reasons and i keep coming across ads for people who is looking for help to buy christmas gifts for their children ages from 3 to 17. Now I am all for asking for help when it is needed but this is a holiday which if you dont have the money then go with out. I would rather places like the salvation army to give all the money that they receive to give food. not toys and a bunch of crap that a child doesnt even need. One year I was looking on a tree for the salvation army and the tags was asking for xbox games and playstation games. Well I dont have one of those systems and if you can pay for that then maybe you dont need as much help as you are asking for. Now if you dont have the extra money do you ask for help or go with out. My kids will go without this year and I have already told them that, I will beg for food but not gifts.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:53 PM on Nov. 24, 2008 in General Parenting
Answer by Alma_C at 10:52 PM on Nov. 24, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Nov. 24, 2008
I have already seen on here people bashing others for asking for help. If someone can put aside THEIR pride for the sake of their kids then I say good for them. The charities out there that do this give a lot of people a sense of the holidays and that is giving. Other wise it is just about getting.
I got toys for tots one year and it was difficult to do. The next year I volunteered and gave so if you do that then it can alleviate the guilt because you give back. If you do that it makes it wonderful I think. It's just like at church, you give and when you need it they are there to help you. There is just other ways to look at it other than your point of view.
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