I listen to your show regularly and find your ideas thoughtful and compelling. Thank you for this gift.
While I happily will give of my time - volunteering to help someone with a house project or simply spending time together - I disdain material gifts except under two circumstances: 1) the gift satisfies a need, not a want; or 2) it is given in such a way that it's a surprise - not connected to a commercial holiday, birthday or other event when a gift is obligatory. It feels more sincere, more real when I do it because I care, not because I "have to."
Would you mind posting a link to the charity you uncovered for homeless teenagers? I know other such charities are a just a Google search away, but it never hurts complement a "call to action" with a method to take such action right then and there.
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