Holiday Getting or Giving

November 25, 2011

in the generous life

I ran across this clip from the Advent Conspiracy and thought it might be of interest to y’all. (if the Youtube clip doesn’t work, here is the link)

It just reinforced for me that the heart of this season is giving and showing the world a real kind of love.  What would happen if we all just took a small percentage of our holiday budget and gave it to a ministry or someone in need? 

THE IMPACT WOULD BE STAGGERING.

Here are some of my favorites ministries:

House of Myrrh
With This Ring
Big Island Faith Communities
The Starfish Project

Please share your favorites as a comment to this post.

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The “Ally” in this story is the founder of With This Ring (mentioned above) – All They Need is a Miracle – a must read.

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Here is a very tactful donation appeal from The Generous HusbandAsking for Your Help (complete with typo corrections, his spell checker is having too much fun)

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Be generous! Lori <><
30 days ’til Christmas!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen November 25, 2011 at 7:10 am

I love Convey of Hope. They provide meals and other supplies to local churches around the world who then meet the physical needs of people and share the love of God.

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Linda Smith November 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Samsritan’s Purse – a wondetgul relief agency who also sponsors Operation Christmas Child

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Dana November 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm

What I’ve done in the past is take 10% of what we’ve spent on Christmas gifts and send it to World Vision. We sponsor two children and it has become our charity of choice. :]

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Dana November 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm

p.s. a good resource is charitynavigator.org – an independent charity evaluator. :]

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Sandy November 29, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Of course my favorite “grass roots” ministry is Women of Worth.
Women of Worth assists families in crisis, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking to increase self-reliance and improve quality of life by helping them rebuild their lives with dignity, hope and safety.

http://www.Ihaveworth.org

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