I was talking with one of our listeners who is struggling as a single father in the middle of the pandemic. It's that helpless pit you get in your stomach that is stressing parents out right now. What if you lose this job, what now?

Christmas is part of a tradition that creates memories. Even during hard times we still find ways through it. 2020 is definitely a different animal and this Christmas is going to be different. So, what everyone donated one Christmas gift? Everyone, just one gift?

I've written about the Idaho Food Bank and had several conversations with their staff. The message is simple. Take the free food that has been set aside for you. Free your mind, spend your money on something else, and let this food ease tension. What a wonderful message. It needs to be the same for Christmas this year. We need everyone to dig deep and just donate one gift.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app

I was talking with Moug and Angie Mornings today about this very thing. If we could just get everyone to pick up a simple toy for $10, a bicycle for $50 at Walmart (looking at them right now), or maybe just a family gift card for food. I wonder if it's possible that we could find some extra pennies under the seats or in our garage to buy just one gift. Imagine that. Could you get each one of your co-workers to put in $2 dollars and have someone donate a bicycle on behalf of your business? I'm sure a few of your cubicle friends could put together $11 dollars for some 20 pack of Play-Doh.

The 12 Days of ChristMIX Toy Drive ends Monday morning. Talk to friends, family, and co-workers to see what you might be able to do this year. We all recognize how large this boat is that we share. Money is extremely tight. It's the thought of my family needing help that makes me want to help. We never know when that moment could be knocking. We need to help this year.

Toy Drive

CHECK THEM OUT: 100 years of Christmas toys, gifts and fads