Christmas giving -- Part 2
Christmas is exactly one week away today, and I'm pleased to report that the spirit is alive on Twitter and in the blogosphere today.
One of the more prolific, political commenters in that web realm is a woman named @ottawasteph, who's found herself staring down the prospect of homelessness and eviction this Christmas. Her story is here -- it's a vivid illustration of that old observation about how there are many people in this country who are only a paycheque or two away from real economic trouble. Unemployed for the past six months, Stephanie, a freelance editor, former public servant, may lose her home within 24 hours. She's put aside her pride, and some of her privacy, to ask for help these past few days.
Today, across the political spectrum, people are stepping up, with a flood of donations. I'm amazed by some of the generosity I'm seeing. And it just may work. If you do want to help out (and I can vouch for her), there's a donation link on her website.
Or, if you prefer, you can donate to the Star's Santa Claus Fund -- there's a link here on the right side of the page.
Whatever you choose, I'd just like to say thanks in advance and special thanks to those who have already been in touch with "Ottawasteph" this morning. You folks do understand what Christmas is all about.