The Christmas Spirit

Duncanville SignEvery Christmas Eve, children go to bed eagerly anticipating a visit from Santa Claus. This merry gentleman is purported to visit the home of every good girl and boy, delivering gifts and cheer along the way.
Before the modern evolution of Santa Claus lived a very real and generous individual named Nicholas. In the third century, Nicholas served as the Bishop of Myrna in present-day Turkey. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, believing that giving should be done secretly and sacrificially in Jesus Christ’s name rather than one’s own.
Stories tell of Nicholas paying the dowry for poor daughters to enable them to get married. He reportedly put coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him. It is believed Nicholas helped to restore the hope of hundreds of people in his community, making him a beloved and revered Bishop. Throughout his ministry, Nicholas fervently shared his life and fortune with others.
Charitable giving is a part of the holiday season for many people who are spurred to donate for various reasons, including the general spirit of giving synonymous with the holidays. We as citizens of Duncanville should feel the general spirit of giving and help those in our city that are less fortunate. If you can please stop by the Duncanville Outreach Ministries located at 202 W Cherry St, Duncanville, TX 75116 and leave a few can goods!
If you simply cannot afford a financial donation, find out how you can donate your time instead. Your efforts as a volunteer may help your favorite charity reduce its administrative overhead, allowing them to devote more funds to their designated mission.
As we get closer to the big day December 25th, let us all get in the spirit of giving and make Duncanville once again the City Of Champions!