You could write a cheque at this time of year and clear your responsibility for others off your to do list. The far more meaningful thing to do, especially at this busy time, is to volunteer. It’s so much more meaningful.
A cheque will never be able to convey the sparkle of gratitude in someone’s eyes or the warm smile of appreciation. And charity is not meant to be measured in dollars and cents, the real value of charity is in how it can strengthen the connection between our common humanity.