The Importance of Year Round Giving

Kindness is not limited to the holiday season.

Clara Pohlman, Feature Editor

The Christmas season brings so much joy, cheer, and special attention to those who are less fortunate. I find the desire to help during the holiday season one that stands a wonderful testament to our society. However, we the Flightline are tired of only acknowledging the marginalized in one season of the entire year.

Do not get me wrong, the inclination to donate food, warm clothing, special gifts, and beyond is incredible and something that should continue to be done during these cold, festive months. But, why only acknowledge suffering in a time of immense joy? We the Flightline believe that it giving is never something to be done in one particular time of the year.

It is so saddening to see the less fortunate scrounging for a simple meal, or longing for a friendly face. These events, however, are not only present during the Holiday season. People struggle constantly, and a certain few months do not require more attention than the other ten months of the calendar year.

We do understand that it is important to note that the cold weather of Christmastime does hinder the marginalized societys’ ability to have adequate shelter and amenities. So, donating items and volunteer time to those in need is of course important during the Christmas season, but it is not the only time in which we can participate in such acts.

We the Flightline would like to acknowledge the goodness in which Christmas elicits in people of all ages. We also hope that the joy and service of the season lasts far longer than the amount of days in which the holiday time as a whole will last. Service is never limited to a particular month, much less a holiday.

Clara Pohlman

Clara joined the Flightline in August of 2017. She is a senior this year, involved in speech, show choir, and theatre. Outside of school she loves working as a princess for children's birthday parties. You can email her at [email protected]