Still time to give … to help

Christmas is near.

Except for a few odds and ends, most people likely have their holiday preparations in place.

It is different for the many churches and other organizations that help the needy during the holidays, with everything from toys for the children to food for families.

Many still need help — your help — to fill all the needs of which they are aware.

Some of the good Samaritans are wrapping up their holiday season assistance projects.

So, if you have not assisted them already, you may conclude it is too late to do so.

But it is never too late to act in the spirit of the season — to play Santa Claus, if you like to think of it that way.

Find an organization or church with a holiday assistance initiative.

Make a donation.

It will make your Christmas morning brighter, we assure you.