Every year around this time I start to get really charitable. I don’t have close family or kids, so when the holidays come around I have all this love to give and no one to give it to. I try to be a good person all year around, of course, but it gets heightened this time of the season. I want to give, I want to make people happy, I want to make my community a better place. I would like to change the world, but I have to suffice to change my immediate vicinity. I went to a local homeless shelter, only to discover they were having problems with their heating. I decided that fixing the heating at the shelter would be my holiday project. This is one of the few places that will take in the homeless during the coldest days of the year, and for them to be without heating leaves a lot of people in a dangerous place. I can’t afford to bring heating to the homeless, but I can find a way to help out the helpers! I asked around at my church, and finally got the ear of Earl, one of our church deacons who also runs an HVAC contracting business in town. I asked him to volunteer an hour of his time, or send out one of his heating techs, to take a look at the system at the shelter. I offered to pay for all parts and equipment, if he would volunteer the HVAC expertise to get it the system there fixed.