• Robert OBrien

Amazing Power of Generosity


It continues to amaze me how generous people can be and the great positive impact people can actually have, as long as a catalyst exists to organize that energy and potential generosity toward a good cause. This is the spirit that exists in Amesbury and replicates itself annually at Christmas time. The effort I am describing is 100% volunteer and chooses to remain totally anonymous as to the name of the effort and the individuals involved, but the effort and results achieved deserve extensive recognition. So, I just want to say THANK YOU and MERRY CHRISTMAS to these wonderful people. CI Works just happens to be lucky enough to donate some available space to these efforts and are thrilled to be a small part of this effort.

The organizers of the effort deserves kudos and thank you’s from everyone in the Amesbury area. This is one thing that makes this community great. Through the generosity of others, over one hundred families and over two hundred children will actually share Christmas this year. Through the generosity of some families that ‘have’ many other families and their children will share in the joys of the Christmas season again this year. The volunteers begin their efforts in August and organize, organize, and organize some more and in under a week transform the generosity of many families into providing the gifts that other families actually need – coats, boots, gloves, and even some specific toys that are needed / requested by these families. There really is a Santa Claus in some communities.

It is stories like these that make me appreciate the holiday season. Merry Christmas and other denominational wishes to others and Happy New year!


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