My Turn: Non-profits impacted by shorter holiday season - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

My Turn: Non-profits impacted by shorter holiday season

For many of us Christmas got here way too fast this year and we weren't ready. In retrospect, it's easy to understand why this happened. People don't usually get into "holiday mode" until Thanksgiving. And this year Thanksgiving was as late as it can possibly be.

This time-squeeze even impacted the usually reliable shipping services to the point that many gifts did not make it to their destination in time for Christmas morning. But the more tragic victims of this time crunch were the many community organizations that rely on holiday giving for much of their necessary funds.

That's why I'm bringing this to your attention. If you are getting all caught up now and had a blessed Christmas, consider sharing some of the blessings with those less fortunate. You can do that from the comfort of your own home by clicking here:

The Salvation Army folks will tell you that "need knows no season." But let's be practical here, the opportunity for a 2013 tax deduction ends Tuesday. So hopefully I'm appealing to your heart and your head. And if you just can't do a financial donation this year, how about a New Year's resolution to volunteer somewhere.

There's plenty of giving back to consider…and the time is now.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn, to give back, I hope. To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at

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