Julie Francisco questionned "why do we do it?". To render altruistic service to the community benefits us as well as those in need. To 'give back' makes us all feel good. We must remember, however, to acknowledge the importance of those that are close to us on a day-to-day basis. Have you hugged your kids lately? Have you thanked your employees? Consider who else in your circle makes a difference in your life and tell them.