Every Christmas since my twins sons were 4 years old they would dress as elves and accompany me several nights each December as I was either dress as the Houston Rockets Mascot CLUTCH the Bear with a Santa Suit on top or just dress as Santa myself and we would ring the bell for 3-5 hours outside a grocery store, Walmart, Toyota Center, Car Dealership, Sam’s Club, The Mall, HECK where every I could convince them to let us. It taught them the concept of helping others and the less fortunate at a very real and tangible way at a young age. It was not organized by anyone other than me calling the Salvation Army up and asking to volunteer time to find extra places to ring their bell and fill their pots. My daughters have followed suit as well dress as a Snowman and a Christmas Tree for their first Christmas raising money as the whole clan of us rang the bell. You be surprised how many $20 come out of wallets instead of change when the whole family is dressed as Christmas Characters. The organ donation work came naturally as we were thankful for the gift of life given my father Paul by his donor Ian Heidemann and we honor him and his family several times a year with organ donation runs and fundraisers. SIGN UP! SAVE LIVES! donatelifeamerica.com in 60 seconds. That life might be your’s one day!