The company I work for has a Christmas Party (they call it a Holiday party) every year. And during that party they give every employee a $15-20 dollar gift. This year they polled me and my fellow workers with the option to take that money, and to give it to the local food bank and other charities instead of purchasing the gift.
The polls are closed, and it was decided that the money should not be spent on gifts, but should be donated to people who need it this Christmas Season.
That is how it should work. It should come from the heart, not from the government mandating it. Just imagine what would happen if everyone looked at helping others more than themselves. We don’t need the government to get us out of this trouble, we need to get rid of the greed, and think of others.