What Giving Really Gets

The Greek American Homeowners  Association in Astoria, N.Y. , the Kalymnian Society and the family of Nikos Manolis from Dracut, Mass. are responsible for three initiatives that have come to our attention and are worthy of our warmest congratulations for their philanthropic zeal.

All three offered thousands of turkeys to needy people in their neighborhoods for Thanksgiving.

I cannot think of a better way to thank God for His magnanimity toward us than by repaying Him, albeit at a small rate, for everything he has blessed us with. By giving to the less unfortunate and weak among our fellow men, we express and celebrate our humanity. Many of us do this every day in small ways, but the holidays provide occasions to practice philanthropy on a grander scale.

Bravo to them for their spirit of giving.