Thursday, December 1

A Season of Giving

The Christmas season is upon us, and while to many this time means stressing out over too many parties and searching for the perfect gift for everyone, it can also be a time to look around and find someone who needs a hand.

My friend Sonia Rumzi has some great ideas on this, be sure to check those out [on her blog].

This year Marie and I have decided to adopt Sunset Gap Community Center as our Christmas project. More about them in a moment. Part of our gift to them will be 100% of my receipts from book sales and blog subscriptions in the month of December. And, to make it even better, a local business offered just this morning to match all the funds I can raise. Therefore, during the month of December, if you buy any of my products, everything I would make from them will get doubled and given to Sunset Gap.

Sunset Gap Community Center is a Christian based organization uniting people of all faiths and providing programs that contribute to the physical, social, economic and spiritual growth of the people of Cocke and Sevier Counties. They offer many programs of their own including an early learning center as well as adult education, a food pantry, a thrift shop and community services. They also serve as a command center for the Summer Works programs where young people from churches all over the nation come to volunteer their time and energies to help the local poor by fixing up their homes to make them more inhabitable. The Rural Access Medical (RAM) program also works with Sunset Gap to provide periodic free medical and dental days where doctors and dentists volunteer their time and skills to help those who cannot afford care. For more details, visit [their web site]

Sunset Gap does a lot of good in this region and they exist primarily on the gifts of people like you and me. Please help us help them. If you have no interest in my work personally, perhaps someone you know would. Consider giving it as a gift and triple your holiday spirit. For info on what I offer, please go to the [My Books] page of my author’s web site.

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