By Senator John Thune
December is upon us and the winter weather has arrived. As the temperatures dip, we are reminded that many will go without warm clothing and hot meals this winter.
Churches, schools, and countless non-profits throughout South Dakota organize holiday collections for those in our state who have fallen on tough times.
In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is easy to get wrapped up in all that is associated with the season. However, lending a hand to those who are not as fortunate could make someone's Christmas season brighter.
Whether you are giving your time at a local food pantry, or simply donating a coat you no longer wear, these acts of kindness could have a major impact on another South Dakotan's holiday season.
As Christmas approaches, I encourage all South Dakotans to donate their time, talents, and resources to help improve the lives of others.