Who's got that ho-ho-ho-liday spirit now?

It's that time of year again, when we all (hopefully) stop thinking of ourselves and start thinking about others... at least until the holidays are over. I thought it would be nice to highlight a few of the altruistic endeavors being carried out by industry peeps in a humble attempt to give props where props are due. I recently wrote about ADS stepping up to the plate with a hugely successful peanut butter drive to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Their efforts will help feed many hungry, needy people in Tennessee. I also recently touched on Cothron's Security, who donated time and resources to a local, non-profit animal shelter in Texas, Animal Trustees of Austin. Today I got a press release from Monitronics about some holiday-spirit motivated donating they'd done. Apparently some expensive tools were stolen from a Habitat for Humanity worksite in North Collin County, Texas. The theft of equipment was going to delay the completion of the home--for a single mother and her two children--until after Christmas. With Monitronics' donation, hopes are high that the family will truly be able to be home for the holidays. And finally, the editorial staff at Security Systems News has been hard at work on conceiving of, organizing and publicizing a 5k road race, The Security 5k to benefit Mission 500. The Security 5k--sponsored by SSN, Security Director News, Reid Exhibitions, and deister electronic--will take place at ISC West 2010 in Las Vegas, so start training now! SSN will let you know when it's time to register.


Yesterday my wife told me about a local family with two kids that could no longer do their homework because their computer monitor broke and there was no way they could afford a new one. I had one sat in the corner of my office which I rarely use, so off it went. My wife told me the mother was holding back tears when she handed over the monitor. Not really holiday spirit, but it's December, so close enough.

Nice Job Max. The cool thing about giving is that it doesn't have to happen only during the holidays or be organized by one's company. We can all do our part in whatever way possibly whenever the spirit moves us.

Thanks for the comment.

Happy Holidays. :-)