2017-11-09 / Editorial

’Tis the time of year to give, help others

The season of giving is among us and nowhere is that more apparent than here in town.

For a well-off community, Jamestown still has its share of folks in need. Fortunately, there are a wealth of groups and people willing to lend a hand.

That essence was on display last week when several dozen residents gave some of their Halloween treats to Operation Gratitude, which sends the candy to troops across the world. About 43 pounds, or more than 2,000 pieces, of candy were donated.

In a few weeks, St. Mark and the Jamestown Rotary Club will be distributing their annual Thanksgiving food baskets to local families. They also are given out around Christmas and during both holidays often include hats, scarves and mittens knitted by a group of volunteers led by Kathy Rushton. The Jamestown Community Farm also provides handmade scarves and mittens to locals.

Central Baptist Church and Lisa Carlisle Architect are sponsoring coat drives this winter to help out.

While some of these good deeds are fairly new, some go back several generations, exemplifying the giving nature of our island’s residents.

We are lucky to call Jamestown home and to partake of its many natural beauties, not the least of which is its generous populous.

So, let the spirit of the season call upon all of us to help those less fortunate than us by buying a coat, gloves or hat and donating it to one of these groups looking to make a difference in someone’s life.

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