Just Say No to Christmas 

The guide to not celebrating Christmas

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Volunteer
The best way to counteract holiday commercialism is to give of yourself. Check out the United Way Website (Volunteer.United-E-Way.org/Utah/Volunteer/) or help here:

Hunger
Bundle up and visit Chuckwagon Operation (500 S. 600 West, under the bridge, 801-254-4945) anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Xmas Day to help serve meals. Donations accepted. The Good Samaritan Program (347 E. South Temple, 801-328-5633) needs volunteers from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to help with sack lunches.

Plunder your cupboards!
The Utah Food Bank (3150 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City, 801-978-2452, UtahFoodBank.org) most needs peanut butter, tuna fish, low-sugar canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned stews or chili, boxed meals, macaroni and cheese or pasta. Closed Christmas—don’t deliver 'til Monday.

Homelessness
Although The Road Home (801-819-7298, TheRoadHome.org) holds no volunteer orientations in December, it’s almost January. Apply to attend the next one online.

Unstuff
George Carlin said a house is “a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get… more stuff!” Spend Xmas in your closet gleaning donations for those in need, especially men’s & children’s clothes, sleeping bags, and household items.

Wash the Dishes
‘Member how Mom sometimes asks: “Any volunteers?” No day like today.
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