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Thinking About the Less Fortunate

With Christmas and those other holidays upon us it is easy to forget about everything except our own busy preparations.  It is exciting to put up our beautiful tree or decorate our menorah, but there are families and individuals out there who need our help, and help them I will, by reminding you all to send money now!

Also, you need to do it before the end of the year if you want the tax benefits for 2016.

Here are some heart wrenching stories I have been reading about online and I am counting on you to help!

When I read about this man, L. Todd Wood’s plight it truly brought tears to my eyes.  He wrote a book called Currency  about our country’s debt and self-published it. Now L. Todd Wood is left to raise money on his own to make a movie.  I am sure the movie will be every bit as good as the novel!  He says he knows Hollywood types, so there is that.  Please help any way you can.  https://www.gofundme.com/pk5stk

Another touching story is the one about a lil’ group of guys who just wanted to make some music in the early nineties and now are worthy of so much more than they are getting, namely a star for Nsync on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  I am sure it would really stretch their current paychecks to fund this themselves so the fans must see that Hollywood stars on the sidewalk justice is done! https://www.gofundme.com/2brfur5m

It’s not just stories about Hollywood that tugged at my heartstrings this year.  How about this sweet couple who somehow managed to clog the toilet at their wedding venue to the tune of $800.  Boy howdy!  I am sure it isn’t easy to ask for help for their lil’ problem, but ask they did, and I think it behooves us to pay for that plunger! https://www.gofundme.com/save-the-day-for-storm-scott

There is also a coffee shop out there somewhere who through bad planning and poor financial management has gotten themselves into a bit of a pickle with their landlord.  I am sure it would be excellent stewardship of your hard earned money to send it to them. https://www.gofundme.com/save-wayward-brews

If these weren’t all moving enough, there is also a group of young men who are seeking funding to go to India to teach underprivileged children the fine game of ultimate frisbee.  Sure, they could save a bit of dough-ray-me by sending them a couple of pie tins and some instructions printed off the internet, but no, they are selflessly travelling on what many would refer to as “a trip of a lifetime” but which they know as charitable service, and giving one on one coaching to these children, and they are allowing the internet to pay for it.  Huzzah to them!  Please give as generously as they deserve! https://www.gofundme.com/help-us-coach-ultimate-in-ahmedabad-2unjt2x6?ssid=842750418&pos=23

See, it really isn’t so hard to find worthy charitites to support!