|Ebeneezer celebrates Christmas all year round|
Written by Robyn T. Braley
The saying never gets old. Christmas is a time for giving. It’s a time for recognizing the needs of others and responding in meaningful ways.
I am truly blest to do business in Canada. I work with clients who have a passion for what they do. Giving back to the community is a key part of their business strategies.
Many do not limit giving to the Christmas season. As Ebineezer Scrooge famously said, “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all year round.”
Doing the Right Thing
Canadians have a rich history of giving. Why do they give? For the most part, they give because it is the right thing to do, not because of societal pressure or a sense of guilt. They don’t give because they have to. They give because they can!
Helping others in their time of greatest need is in our DNA. In early days, neighbors living in sod huts helped their neighbors survive in -40° winter storms on the wind swept prairies. People stranded in remote fishing villages in the out ports of Newfoundland survived tough times by helping each other.