The Thanksgiving Day turkey is just a carcass now, or maybe just a plate full of scraps. Municipalities all over the county are putting up their holiday decorations and retailers are gearing up for their biggest month of the year, as shoppers decide how many holiday gifts they can afford.
To this last group we would like to say this: Please get your loved ones and those you know whatever gifts you believe are appropriate, but don't forget there are some other people out there who need help that you can provide for only pennies a day.
We're speaking of the thousands of people served by the member agencies of the Washington County United Way. The fact that they are not on the street begging for help doesn't mean they're not in need.
We're talking about the working poor, whose food budgets get a boost from many local food banks supplied by Food Resources, Inc. We're talking about the youngsters who get homework help and leadership training from the Boys and Girls Club. And we're talking about the parents who are learning how to improve their child-rearing skills through the Parent-Child Center.