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December 2014 | Issue No. 69

Note from Kathy

Saturday Afternoon
"Saturday Afternoon"
Watercolor by Kathy Kingston © 2014
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May the beauty of the season
Remind us of our many blessings

Meet Nate, a nine year-old from Stillwater, MN who just delivered 79 coats to the Homeless Shelter at St. Paul Council of Churches. A few weeks ago he and his family witnessed a man get out of his running car at a corner to give his coat to a homeless man. Enjoy this inspiring video from CBS news in Minneapolis.


Hearty thanks to my colleague Connie Johnson, for sharing this inspiring story. She is the Development Outreach Coordinator, St. Paul Council Council of Churches and Vice President, Kurt Johnson Auctioneering. Please feel free to pass it forward...

Warm holiday wishes to you and your loved ones.

Always BIDhi!

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PS: I want to express a deep appreciation to all of the other children who give. We know that research conducted by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in partnership with the United Nations Foundation that in 2013, 90% of children between ages 8-19 give to charity and that boys and girls equally give. Our future is bright and exciting because of you. Its not what you get, its what you give that counts. Thank you.

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