Around Thanksgiving and Christmas it’s not difficult to
find good news. The holiday season tends to bring out the best in most people. Nearly
every church has a food drive to stock the shelves of local food pantries. People
cheerfully drop some money into the Salvation Army red kettles. And the United
States Marines collect and deliver Toys for Tots.

Even with all the major initiatives by big organizations,
there is room for a small group with a modest budget to make a difference. That’s
what today’s Good News is about. A group of volunteers (a favorite word of this
blog) in Salem, Virginia, spent Black Friday assembling bikes that will be
under some child’s tree on Christmas morning.

The effort and good work by these caring people is enough
to warrant a feature in Good News Monday. But take a moment and read this brief
article about the project
. Take a look at the comments from the volunteers. “Feels
good in your heart to know you’re helping…” and “we’re just thrilled to be
here.” Serving others unselfishly and with good cheer. That’s the true spirit of the holidays. 

If you know of similar holiday-related Good News projects
in your community, please share the details with us on our Facebook page. 


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