Nothing rings in the spirit of the Advent like a ‘punny’ play on a populist term for a prostitute, like the one depicted on the ‘Where My Ho’s At?’ Men’s Long Sleeve Santa Sweatshirt.
In its attempt at dark humor is not lost on any volunteer at your local Magdalene House, All Things New, Linda’s House of Hope, and/or Annie Lobert ministry — many whom I would suspect would love to have a conversation at length with anyone who might don this apparel — even on Tacky Christmas Sweater Day — which is celebrated on the 17th of December each year.
I know, a bit heavy for such a light-hearted series as the 12 Daze of Jesus Junk, but this particular one bugged me a bit as it reminded me of some of the names and faces of people in need I ran into while volunteering at a church in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, and whose tagline at that time read: “Homeless people down the block. Prostitutes on the corner. Crack dealers across the street. What a great place for a church.”
Just keep all this in mind as you consider places for Christmas donations.