It is deeply rooted in our culture that children expect to receive gifts at this time of year. But how do we also teach our children the important value of giving? How do we impart values, like compassion and charity?
The population of New York, Florida and Washington D.C. combined represents the number of Americans who must currently choose between food or gas, between a doctor's visit or an electric bill... between life and death.
Time and again people across the country share with me what a gift the act of volunteering has been for them. It's time to share what we have to prevent the frightening increase in homelessness, especially among families and children.