Make holiday merry for all

Christmas is only a couple of days away. No doubt many area residents wish they had more time to prepare.

There is so much to do, after all. There are gifts to buy, Christmas cards to be sent, holiday meals to prepare, visits to family and friends, and on and on.

But wait a moment. In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, have you forgotten anything? Helping the less fortunate, perhaps?

If you have donated money, food, toys, clothing or time to an organization providing Christmas gifts, meals or other assistance, God bless you!

If you have not, there still is time.

Dozens of charitable organizations and special Christmas campaigns still need help to meet their goals for this year. Your donation may make the difference between every child getting something nice on Christmas morning and some being turned away.

This is not the season to allow that to happen.

Don’t put the thought aside until you “have time.” At your first opportunity Monday, make a donation to one of the local Christmas charities or any charity. Local organizations you can help include:

  • “Toys for Tots,” which accepts new unwrapped toys or cash donations, which can be sent to 207 Byard St., Johnstown, NY 12095.
  • The United Way of Fulton County, an organization that partners with many charitable organizations. Donations to the United Way can be mailed to The United Way, P.O. Box 911 Gloversville, NY 12078.

Trust us on this: Your help will make Christmas merrier for you and yours.