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December 4th, 2006

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12:11 am - 'Tis the season to think of others
When you give in charity, never blow a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and streets in order that their praises may be sung by men. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward. But when you are giving in charity, let not your left hand perceive what your right hand is doing, that your charities may be in secret. (Matthew 6:2-4, Weymouth New Testament translation)

I came across a few links for worthwhile causes I thought I'd share, for those inclined to be charitable this holiday season.

The Literacy Site has a charitable storefront where you can send two girls in Afghanistan to school for a year for $20 or pay a teacher's salary in Afghanistan for a month for $40. (This is tax-deductible, for those who need to know that information come mid-April of next year.)

The Southwest Indian Foundation has a stove assistance program to help keep Native American families warm during the winter. The donation page also lists providing a holiday food basket as an option. (Presumably this is also tax-deductible, although the site doesn't state that explicitly.)

Lastly, by visiting Light to Unite and lighting a virtual candle there, Bristol-Meyers Squibb will donate $1 towards fighting HIV/AIDS. (There is no cost to the visitor lighting the virtual candle, just to Bristol-Meyers Squibb.)

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. (Phillips Brooks)
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Current Music: "Simple Gifts"

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