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Sunday, November 20, 2005
I found this from stella, what a great Idea!
Introducing Buy Nothing Christmas
This Christmas we'll be swamped with offers, ads and invitations to buy more stuff. But now there's a way to say enough and join a movement dedicated to reviving the original meaning of Christmas giving.
Buy Nothing Christmas is a national initiative started by Canadian Mennonites but open to everyone with a thirst for change and a desire for action.
Buy Nothing Christmas is a stress-reliever, and more people need to hear about it. You can change your world by simply putting up one of the posters (or make your own) in your neighbourhood, place of worship, home or work. Be sneaky about it if you have to. The point is to get people thinking. It's an idea whose time has come, so get out there and make a difference!
Gina froze in time on 8:39 PM [ | ]
When going out and buying for Christmas, Yule, or Hanukkah (what ever is your poison) here are a few things to think about:
Remember those who don't have anything:
Treehouse - Since 1988, Treehouse has filled the gaps that no other agency addresses: fees for extra-curricular programs and summer camp ... Educational support services ... the wherewithal for full participation in the "everyday" activities of growing up ... clothing and supplies so they "fit in" at school.
Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items to hospitals. All Care Wear items are given free to infants, children and their parents.
Angel Tree - Since 1982, Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Christmas ministry has helped churches organize volunteers to provide gifts and the Gospel message for prisoners' children. During 2003, over one-half million children received gifts through Angel Tree programs in local churches all across America. Angel Tree is composed of three programs: Christmas, Camping, and Mentoring.
Child welfare - CWLA is an association of more than 900 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services. You can buy a gift that can help children.
Toys for Tots - The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Gina froze in time on 1:34 PM [ | ]
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