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12 Days of Christmas Caring

12 Days of Christmas Caring

You’ve heard it, you know it, you can maybe even recite it from memory: “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” This classic holiday song tells the story of a series of gifts given to the singer from his or her “true love.” The carol was originally published in England in 1780 and has gained worldwide popularity since then.

What you may not know is the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” actually start after Christmas is over. That’s right—the twelve days traditionally run from December 26th to January 6th. While the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may be a little strange by today’s standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community. Check out this unique spin on 12 ways you can show you care this holiday season.

 

1. Partridge in a Pear Tree

Share one kind action with a complete stranger. Whether it’s holding the door open, giving a bigger tip or just complimenting someone’s outfit, a little effort can make someone’s entire day.

 

2. Turtle Doves

Give an unexpected homemade gift to a friend. Even though the holidays are coming to an end, give a friend a lovely note or handmade ornament for them to remember the season.

 

3. French Hens

Spend extra time with your family. The holidays can be a very busy time, but don’t forget the reason for the season. Take some extra time to do something fun with your family.

 

4. Calling Birds

Make a coworker’s day. Work doesn’t have to be just work. You can brighten someone’s cold winter day by sharing a kind note, extra treat or helping accomplish a difficult project.

 

5. Gold Rings

Do something special for your significant other. Leave the kids at home for the night and take your partner out on a romantic date, just the two of you, to show some love.

 

6. Geese A-Laying

Learn about another culture. The holidays are a wonderful time to learn about different customs and traditions. Take this time to learn something new and give value to others’ cultures.

 

7. Swans A-Swimming

Remember the animals. Animals need love too, and you can show you care to those who have no voice. Volunteer, adopt or spend some extra time cuddling your furry friend.

 

8. Maids A-Milking

Surprise the kiddos. Sometimes the greatest gift we can give children is the gift of a memory. Make memories with the kids in your life by surprising them with something fun this season.

 

9. Ladies Dancing

Volunteer in the community. The lull after the holidays can be a difficult season for some nonprofit organizations. Keep up the good work by volunteering to help your neighbors in need.

 

10. Lords A-Leaping

Donate new or gently-used goods. The holidays may be ending, but winter isn’t, and the need is high. Show you care by donating goods you may have around the house.

 

11. Pipers Piping

Give financially. If you’re able, financial gifts are always helpful to those struggling. Give back this season by helping to lift the burden of others around you.

 

12. Drummers Drumming

Be present. The greatest way to give presents these next 12 days is to simply be present. Focus your attention on others around you and how to show them you care every day.

 

The holidays are coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the giving season has to. Enjoy the 12 days of Christmas this year by showing the people in your life you care. Whether it’s a great act or a simple gesture, a little kindness goes a long way.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear Clients & Supporters,

As you may have heard, our office in Pueblo was maliciously vandalized by an unidentified gunman, just after midnight on the evening of June 2nd.

Footage from our security cameras shows an initially calm scene, before what appears to be a man walking by nonchalantly, hands tucked in pockets, suddenly stopping and turning to withdraw a firearm. The gunman then starts dashing, firing shot after shot directly at our storefront.

This person and their weapon have caused immense harm. Financially, the estimated damage exceeds $25,000. The same bullets that shattered glass and pierced through walls have wounded our hearts. However, the cost of this emotional damage cannot be measured in dollars. If there is a silver lining, it’s that nobody was physically hurt - or worse. For that, we’re eternally grateful.

To be clear, this individual and this destructive act, are not linked to the Black Lives Matter movement or protests of any kind. Unfortunately, we believe this anger to be rooted locally in a conflict between a tenant and their disgruntled clients.

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic and riots spurred by civil unrest nationwide, we know things are uncomfortable right now. We know people are upset and hurting. We're hurting too.

As much as it pains us to board up these windows and doors and close our building, we have no other choice but to do so until we can get them fixed. Despite our office being closed, rest assured, we are still working.

While the need for our services grows, so does our need for your support. In fact, we need you now more than ever. Whether it's time or a monetary donation, anything you can do to help us continue promoting healthy, vibrant neighborhoods across Southern Colorado is not only sincerely appreciated; it's vital to actualizing our mutual goals as a community. You can make your contribution, securely and conveniently online at https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/donate.html or to submit interest in volunteering please visit https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/volunteer.html.

We want you to know, we will be back, and we will continue to fight for a better Southern Colorado. To get there, more of us need to change. Amidst these changes, one thing will remain certain: our commitment to serving you and the entire Southern Colorado community.

The pain we feel now will pass, just like the time we have with those we love. Remember to take care of each other. If this unprecedented time has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other more than we could have ever known.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

A Message about Our Services in Light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UPDATED 06/09/2020

NeighborWorks Southern Colorado cares about the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community partners. Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending in-person workshops and counseling appointments temporarily. We will continue to provide homebuyer education and counseling services virtually, and you can reach our employees by phone or email. We will not be receiving visitors to our office until further notice.

We are in the process of contacting customers registered for our Homebuyer Education Workshops or scheduled for an in-person counseling appointment to make other arrangements. If you need to reach us, please call (719) 544-8078.

We are monitoring the news closely and taking advantage of this time to do updates and upgrades to our building to better serve you when we re-open; we will post updates about our services to this website. Thank you for choosing NeighborWorks Southern Colorado as your trusted partner and first choice for homebuyer resources in Southern Colorado.

06/09/2020

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