Thursday, November 19, 2009

'Tis the Season

Okay, so it isn't quite the season yet but. I wanted to catch you before you started shopping the day after Thanksgiving.

As many of you know Julie and I hold the Genesis Shelter very near and dear to our hearts. We have been throwing our annual Charity Christmas Party for years to help us sponsor large families for the holidays.

Obviously, we can't have you over for cocktails and food this year but we'd still like to ask that you make a donation to the shelter. Every child deserves at least one special Christmas when Santa brings them just what they want. These kids face more challenges in their childhood than many of us will face in a lifetime.

So, let's help bring them a little Christmas joy.

How can you help???

Let me count the ways...

1. You can donate directly to the shelter via their website or donate items in person.

2.You can sponsor a family! This is a great thing for an office or group of friends to do for the holidays instead of Secret Santa or White Elephant parties. Do you really need another set of vanilla scented votives??

3. You can buy a calendar!

What calendar?? Why, the one we've created with photos from our travels this year to help raise money for the shelter of course!

100% of the profits will be donated directly to the Genesis Shelter. So skip the puppy and kitten calendars and BUY THIS CALENDAR!

What better gift to give than one that makes you all warm and fuzzy inside from knowing you helped make a difference for some families who really needed a helping hand?!? Not to mention everyone needs a calendar...everyone.

We also have a small calendar print and all proceeds from its sales will be donated directly to the Embera Puru Educational Fund. This fund was created by the Peace Corp volunteer who is currently living with the tribe we visited in Panama. Public schools only provide free education up to the 9th grade in Panama. After that families must pay for private schooling and this cost, although minimal to us, is usually out of the reach for these Embera families.

So, I suggest you buy a few of both and really make yourself feel good this holiday season!

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