”06880″ reader Adam Stolpen writes:
We are deep in the sprint that runs from the candy glut of Halloween straight through to sobering up on New Year’s Day. It’s fun — but it’s also a time to do things for other people.
I’ve always thought that since Christmas Eve and Christmas day are so important to our Christian neighbors, that members of the Jewish community — and others who are not Christian — could pull together on that occasion and volunteer to do those jobs which they do the rest of the year. It could free them up to be with family and friends, and celebrate their important occasion while we pitch in and do what real New England neighbors do.
I’m not talking about handling elective brain surgery, but delivering meals; answering phones for the town, hospitals, the police department, or whatever.
I have absolutely no idea how to move this forward or organize it — but I am sure you do.
Thanks, Adam — and by “you,” I am sure you mean our very wise, compassionate and creative “06880” readers.
Anyone can click the “Comments” link at the top of this story. As Adam did, suggest a specific task. Add details on how to offer help: a phone number, email or website.
Then — if readers want to help — they can contact those organizations, businesses, hospitals or whatever directly. Voilà!
Sounds like a great idea — and a fantastic way to build community.
I have just one request: On December 26, please let us know how it went.