The Salvation Army is perhaps the very best organization of its type in the world. They do good work, they do it well, and they do it without paying anybody huge salaries. This time of year, I cannot go by one of those ubiquitous Salvation Army buckets without dropping at least a little cash into it. My wife and I will be doing a stint of "bell ringing" at the mall near where we live in a couple of weeks. I love watching the faces of the little kids as they drop a few coins through that slot in that bucket. The parents who encourage their kids to do this are the best people in the world - teaching their kids to give to help those that are in need of help.