While we celebrate the festivities with so much grandeur, just on the other side of town is a man who sits under the bridge and shivers in the cold as he flashes his broken-toothed-smile and does not receive one in return.
The holidays always bring around a sense of gratitude. While so many of us are blessed with happy and healthy families, good food and a roof over our heads, there are people and children who have been abandoned, abused and live in shelters away from the families that they do not know exist.
As the dew drops settle, we realise what a cold world we live in. And a charity organisation is undoubtedly one of the warmest place that you can visit this Christmas. However, you must remember that it is not polite to visit somebody empty handed.
So, if you have the opportunity to give someone a little less fortunate a new dress or one that does not fit you anymore, do it. Because to them, it is still a new Christmas dress that will soon become their favourite piece of clothing.
Making things simpler, here are 3 charities in Goa that accept donations of clothes, toys and anything in good and useable condition.
This Christmas, feel your heart glow as you witness the brightest smiles and receive the tightest hugs of gratitude once you donate your belongings to the less fortunate.
WHERE: El Shaddai Charitable Trust in Assagao
CONTACT: +91 7796082607
WHERE: Goa Outreach (donations for children only)
CONTACT: +91 9881784348
WHERE: Noble Nest, which is situated in Chinchinim.
CONTACT: + 91 9130505205 / +91 9405894112