In the end, what goes around comes around. In this case, the loss of a child led to a gain for a community. The Hanleys serve as reminders of why we give in the first place, either at Christmas or throughout the year. And why we should give. Indeed, why we must.
I don't want to be a grinch, but the Grinch was green, wasn't he? It seems like most things are going green - designer bags, cars, houses, even Christmas trees. Why shouldn't Christmas itself be the same?