My family knows first hand what a huge difference community can make when life is tough.
Last Christmas, I warned my children that things would be different. Christmas would be smaller than usual. At the time, they were going through so much that my statement barely registered. Celebrating was the last thing any of us wanted to do.
But then, at a Christmas party (which I thought was just a Sunday School gathering), Santa showed up… early… just for my crew!
In the end, our Christmas came with 10 times the normal gifts. But, it wasn’t the gifts themselves that made the difference. A million gifts couldn’t lift us from sadness to celebration. It was the love that made the difference, knowing an entire community stepped in for us.
Hurting people hurt worse during the holiday season. But, simple things can make a huge difference and bring joy in the midst hard times. The holiday season is such a great time to step in and give back.
It’s not just community who can step in to help families in need. Whirlpool helps support Habitat for Humanity through their Every day, care project and by supplying appliances for Habitat houses. Join Whirlpool on the mission to help famiies thrive, believing that simple acts of care given, day in and day out, have the power to change the world. Let’s help spread awaresness for the Whirlpool + Habitat for Humanity partnership by sharing simple acts of care via social media using the hashtag #EveryDayCare.