Christmas with the homeless

Julia Rose


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Christmas with the homeless

This time of year is all about spending time with your family and being thankful for what you have. Many people do not get to experience this wonderful time of year because they do not have a family or if they do they just are not as fortunate to enjoy it. It is good to help people out and think about others especially around this time of year.

These children and their families deserve a day that’s all about being welcomed and cherished, joyful, and worry-free. There are many places people can donate toys, food, clothes, and needed items to the people in need. People can adopt a child for the holiday, give them a Christmas tree or, sponsor a family for gifts. There is so much to do to help the less fortunate during the holidays and a great way to spread Christmas cheer.

At Middleborough High School we do many things to help the less fortunate. The student council and key club put on a Christmas party for the Conway house. The students donate gifts for all ages and they get them at the Christmas party. There are food drives, an eat to heat dinner, and decorating a Christmas tree. These are great ways to help the people in your community.


Imagine being in their shoes…. It is so sad to think about a little child not having a Christmas tree or a family joining them on Christmas.

Currently, there are 1765 people living on the streets in Massachusetts. A new report released Monday shows that about one in 30 American children was homeless at some point last year. That’s about 2.5 million kids, and an 8 percent increase to “a historic high,” according to the study from the National Center on Family Homelessness. Just over half are younger than six years old. This being said, reach out to the community and help the people in need.