December's Princess Challenge was to participate in the act of giving/ charity.
This challenge was not too hard for me. Every time around this year I try to donate money to the ASCPA. I know that every year people concentrate mainly on what they want to receive this holiday season or what they want to give others and tend of forget animals that need shelter and food too. I being the owner of 6 cats and 2 dogs, in which all my cats and 1 of my dogs are rescues, know that animals need love and compassion too.
Also earlier last month we provided shelter for a family friend, Paul, who is homeless. He stayed with us through the end of November until about the week before Christmas. He is originally from Baltimore.
The shelter he usually lives in was packed and he did not want to take a bed from someone who might need it more. We heard this and went to pick him up. We told him the guest room was always open to him if he needs it. He was extremely grateful and when he left Delaware he went to celebrate the Christmas holidays with his sister.
Paul called us not long ago and told us how he was doing. He said he was glad he decided to give up his spot in the shelter. Apparently the bed he had went to a pregnant woman whose husband had lost his job recently. He said about the time he went to visit his sister the husband had found another job and the couple is now doing well and living in a small apartment. I feel privileged to know that not only did we keep 1 person from sleeping in the cold, but we indirectly helped a growing family stay warm during this rocky period of time for them.