Shop locally, stay home for holidays
Our View Editorial
Let’s take home for the holidays even a step further this year. Let’s try our best to shop at home every chance we get.
Some may scoff at that, but it can be done. In these tough economic times, it especially needs to be done.
Every dollar that stays in Baldwin City helps so many people. If we all do that, the help goes even further.
Our local businesses do so much to sponsor teams, events, donate to all sorts of fundraising projects, the list goes on and on all year long. Let’s pay that back in any way we can by thinking about shopping here first — and then, more importantly, doing it.
Of course, we’ve got specialty shops with that “something different” everyone is looking for every year. But there are “meat and potato” stores, too. Think about them before heading to Lawrence, Kansas City, Topeka or wherever. Shop locally.
As an added bonus, there won’t be the travel and the time in traffic to ruin the holiday spirit. Also, those long lines and crowded stores this time of year can be avoided. There are many advantages to shopping locally.
For those looking to do something even more different this year, there are a wealth of worthy causes that donations can be made to in the name of people on your Christmas list. Maybe this isn’t a “material” Christmas for everyone this year.
The list of good causes is lengthy here in Baldwin City. But the Community Food Pantry and Community Emergency Fund come quickly to mind. Times are tough. People are looking for help and that’s right here in Baldwin City.
Let’s help out. Let’s stay home for the holidays.