Like many people, I have parents reaching a time in their life when they need more help with day to day things. I count our family as lucky as my parents have the resources to live in a place where they can get help immediately when they need it. There are also three of us children, and spouses, and families, and we all pitch in when needed. And for that I'm truly grateful.
There are a lot of folks not so lucky. Too many elder folk without family or family close by, or without other resources. Interfaith does an amazing job of connecting elder folk who need help and the people who help them. They provide meals free, or $2.50 if you like, with no income restrictions - the idea is to bring people together to form friendships. Volunteers also help with regular telephone safety calls, transportation, or doing minor chores around the house. Funds cover meals, volunteer training, and other overhead. How does this fit with twelve bells ringing, you ask: I think it does because the relationships we have caring for each other is part of the whole point of having festivals and feasty celebrations.
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Twelve Days of Yule = Twelve Days of Giving is a personal initiative by me at the SoMil Homesteader to bring some focus to a holiday about gratitude. I don't have any official connections to any of these organizations, other than being a very small donor. Peace out.