Who are you: Janet Ho, Online Lifestyle Editor, and my friend Gillian Chassels
What was your kindness deed: I delivered gifts to underprivileged kids through Toronto Star’s Santa Claus Fund program.
Why did you want to do this: Gillian is a regular volunteer and when she told me about the program, I thought it was so great. It takes little effort to make someone’s life a little bit better. We donated our time (plus Gillian’s gas money) and were able to better some kids’ Christmases.
How did it make you feel: It made me feel grateful that I have the privileges that I do, and to be in the position that I can give back. I met other volunteers who really dedicate a lot of their time to help different communities. The experience was humbling and I wanted to do more. It also made me feel good to be involved in a community project.
How did they respond: They opened their doors with smiling and grateful faces. Everyone thanked us and wished us a Merry Christmas.
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