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Our Christmas this year

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

We are an blessed family as my DD pointed it. We all are in financial situations to meet our needs and many of our wants. She suggested and received 100 % agreement to not give each other gifts this year. We each have chosen a charity and ask that donations be made to it.
My DH and I have chosen the American Refuge Committee. Here's a copy of their mission statement:
Founded in 1979, the American Refugee Committee International (ARC) is a humanitarian aid organization that works to help people take back control of their lives. ARC programs serve nearly 2.5 million people each year, providing health care, clean water, sanitation, shelter, gender-based violence prevention services, microenterprise development, disease prevention services, education, legal services, counseling and repatriation assistance. We work in DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Pakistan, Thailand, Myanmar, Somalia, Syria, and Jordan. ARC works with its constituents as partners. Of its 2,000 employees, 95 percent are hired locally.
My greatest wish for all is a roof over your head, clothes on your back, food in your belly and love in your heart.
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    1254 days ago
    You have a kind and generous heart Carol Jean......... I am happy to have you as my friend and how wonderful that your family also like you is reaching out to care for others........ I know God will continue to bless you richly as you have blessed others........ also thank you for sharing about this organization........ one organization that we have grown or come to be a part of rather is smile train I wonder if you have heard of that........ 100% of donations go to babies cleft palate repair surgery....... the surgeons who performed this miraculous surgery do not take one dollar for their work....... my hats go out to them into the donations many many children are able to receive this surgery every year which will completely transform their lives..... Anyway bless you and your family and have a most wonderful Merry Christmas!...
    1276 days ago
    What a wonderful plan! You are all leaving a positive footprint in this world. emoticon
    1279 days ago
    what a marvelous idea so inspiring for all of us
    1279 days ago
    What a wonderful idea and a very meaningful way to celebrate Christmas.
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    1279 days ago
    Love this! Thanks for sharing your Christmas idea! emoticon
    1279 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/16/2015 7:39:31 PM
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    1279 days ago
    emoticon That is such a good idea. Our family suggested something like that awhile back, but my BIL complained. He is very very materialistic. He is all about keeping up and surpassing the Jones.
    1279 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    emoticon emoticon good idea,, emoticon for sharing their Mission Statement....
    1280 days ago
  • VEG_GIRL04
    This is such a nice thing that you all are doing! Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all!
    1280 days ago
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