One more important benefit of conscious charitable giving is that it forces us to think about civic responsibility. By taking pause, our musing can - and should - go beyond charitable giving.
BT ILLUSTRATION: YU KEXIN
CHRISTMAS is not just associated with a glow of fairy lights and the flush of inebriation. It is also a time when charities hope that the message of peace and goodwill to all men will translate to a fuller collection for the less fortunate in our midst.