Daily Advent Gift: Day 4

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“Today, the Boston Rescue Mission continues to aid the homeless and poor of Greater Boston to self-sufficiency by assisting women and men in confronting and overcoming the root causes of their homelessness. To this end, the Mission provides basic life necessities such as food and shelter as well as social service programs. The goal is to provide the homeless and poor with the support, training, and resources necessary to sustain independent living for a lifetime.”

Boston Rescue Mission secure Donation Page

I encourage you to give to your local shelter. But if you’re not able, or they don’t have a need, give to the good folks at Boston Rescue Mission.

Daily Advent Gift: Day 3

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“Few things are as heart wrenching as the cry of a hungry baby. But that’s a sound heard all too often in famine-stricken villages and refugee camps where children of all ages cry themselves to sleep. Malnutrition requires swift and special attention to prevent crippling bone deformities and developmental disabilities. Samaritan’s Purse offers therapeutic feeding programs in dire situations to nourish these little ones back to health while presenting a powerful witness for Christ. A gift of just $9 can feed a baby or a nursing mother for a week.”

Samaritan’s Purse Feed a Hungry Baby for a Week Donation Page

Daily Advent Gift: Day 2

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“The world’s deadliest creature, the mosquito, kills nearly 655,000 people every year. While preventing malaria is inexpensive by U.S. standards, it’s out of reach for poor African families who must watch helplessly as their children suffer and die. Your gift will provide one of the best ways to protect children from malaria—bed nets—as well as critical education for prevention and control.

Every $18 you give will provide long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets that will protect an entire family from this deadly disease. Since these nets can be used for approximately four years, that means you will save the life of a family for only 18 cents a month! It’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make!”

World Vision Bed Nets Donation Page

Daily Advent Gift: Day 1

Advent brings many different traditions. Some people hide an Elf around the house, some have daily readings, some practice daily acts of kindness. Last year, the boys and I practiced giving by delivering poinsettias throughout town, donating clothes, buying new toys & clothes for those in need. Truthfully, we’ll probably do many of those same things this year. But the year, we’re going to Give More. In lieu of creating Holiday Gift Guides for Non-Profits, my family and I are donating to a non-profit. Every day of advent.

Why?

The more I give, the less I want.

Join me, won’t you? It doesn’t have to be a lot. Keep reading to see what $1 can do…

Day 1? Blood:Water Mission

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Blood:Water Mission is a grassroots organization that empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa.

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Friends: One Dollar. Less than the cup of Starbucks will give someone in Africa a year of clean water. You can donate any amount ($5 minimum) through the secure Blood:Water Donation Page.