Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Opinion

November 29, 2013

POINT OF VIEW: Don’t neglect to shop local

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The people who run these smaller businesses are invested in our community and want to see it do well. The concept of shopping local is not only about boosting the community’s economy, it’s also about supporting the livelihood of your friends, family and neighbors. So this holiday season while you’re shopping for that perfect gift, I would encourage you to remember the good you will do by supporting local businesses in our community.

Unfortunately, for those who are unemployed, this holiday season will not be a happy one. Hoosiers are most giving and we will do everything we can to bring joy to families who have fallen on hard times. Instead of asking for that extra present this year, consider donating to ToysforTots.org, any of our local charities or call your local school to see how you can contribute to a family in need.

What better time than this holiday season to celebrate life and be hopeful for a brighter future? Have a very Merry Christmas and may God Bless us this holiday season.

Rep. Rebecca Kubacki (R-Syracuse) represents portions of Elkhart and Kosciusko Counties.

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