Santa came again this year – Jim Mackie, M.Ed, ATC, LAT

I had the opportunity over the Christmas Holidays to share in the joy of giving. Working with a charitable organization HOPE worldwide Jacksonville Chapter we received a call from a generous gentleman who gave a significant contribution to provide 51 bicycles to needy children on Jacksonville’s northside. His specific request was that they go to kids in this area as he grew up as a child here and knew the joy that came when a special treat was shared. Seeing the joy on the faces of the children as the bikes were delivered by a partner organization All My Sons Movers was a real encouragement, especially as they were delivered to an Elementary School the same time as the horrific events were taking place at another school in Connecticut. Giving is a joy and lifts the hearts of many. As we approach this new year, realize we can encourage each other daily, it’s easy to do and makes a real difference in the lives of each person we meet.

Published on January 1, 2013