Monday, December 12, 2011

Give Back this Holiday Season in Lexington!

The holiday season is in full swing in Lexington, MA: people are completing their holiday shopping, planning for their dinner parties and putting the finishing touches on their home decorations. During the holidays, however, one word always seems to come to mind, and that is “giving.” Sometimes, in the consumer mania and excitement surrounding this time of year, many forget that the purpose of the holiday season is to give back, not just to receive. One of the best parts about being a Lexington real estate agent is that I am constantly in-the-know about what is going on in the community, and that includes all of the holiday donation drives and charity events happening in the area.

One of the best parts about living in Lexington, MA is the sense of community. Neighbors are always looking for another way to help each other out. That’s why I take it upon myself to use my neighborhood knowledge to let the community know about the many different ways they can donate this holiday season. If there is any way that people can make a family who is struggling in the Lexington, MA area’s holiday season a little bit better, then chances are they’ll take it. It’s part of the “neighbor helping neighbor” mentality that is so prominent in Lexington.

Here are a few places around town where you can donate this year:

Toys for Tots
Lexington Police Station 1575 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Bring some new, gift-wrapped toys to the Lexington Police Station and benefit one of the nation’s greatest causes, Toys for Tots! Your donated toys will give some kids in the area who may not have too many gifts from Santa this year something to be excited about. Your donations are still welcome, so add a couple new toys to your shopping list.

Food Pantry Donations
Stop & Shop Florist 36 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA 02420
There’s nothing that screams the holidays more than a delicious feast, but many families in the Lexington, MA area are struggling at the moment and may not be able to afford the delicious, filling meal that you’ll be enjoying. With that spirit in mind, stock up on some non-perishable food items next time you’re doing your grocery shopping and drop them off at the Stop & Shop Florist. Your extra food items will go a long way in feeding hungry families this holiday season.

Watertown’s Annual Food Drive
Watertown Savings Bank 980 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
On December 14th, at 4:00pm, the Watertown Savings Bank will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for their annual food drive. Show your support for this great cause and give local families in need something extra for their Christmas dinner. It may be worth the additional drive time to give a little something extra to a family in a nearby town!

You hear it all the time: The holidays are about giving, not receiving. It’s during this time of the year when it’s time for us to take a second and reflect on what we can give to others, even if we don’t know them. One of the best parts about living and working in Lexington, MA for so long is that I can confidently say that I am part of a community that emphasizes giving back. That’s why, as a Lexington real estate and community expert, I think it’s important to keep my area informed about the different ways that they can be a little charitable this holiday season.

If you would like more information about how you can give back to these wonderful charities, or you are interested in living in the Lexington, MA area, don’t hesitate to contact me! I’d love to sit down and talk with you at any time. I hope to hear from you soon!

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