I received a letter recently from a man I will call Carlos. He's in the middle of trying to buy Christmas gifts for his family and asked for a little extra assistance from me.
He's working, but not at a job that pays what is necessary to make ends meet every month. It seems like a lot of folks have found themselves in a similar situation. They are working hard, but right now they're just not earning what they may have been making a few years ago or at a previous job.
I am sending $200 to Carlos to use toward his Christmas fund this year.
As we celebrate our various holidays this year, remember to be generous with family, friends, neighbors and strangers. If you have a little extra, don't hesitate to share with those who have less than you or who may be struggling.
I continue to encourage your letters and look forward to continuing to respond to as many as I can.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. I hope to return soon with more updates.