Operation: A Caribbean Christmas!

Dear Giving Circle Friends,
As you may have heard, The Giving Circle is now launching Operation: A Caribbean Christmas, spreading holiday comfort and joy to the children and families struggling to rebuild their lives after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. These families have been enduring so much hardship.  The task of rebuilding thieir lives is ongoing.  The holiday season looks bleak for so many, and we feel that a dose of Christmas cheer will be a welcome boost to their morale and hope for their future.
Due to the enormous challenges faced in transporting large quantities of gifts to, and the dire situation still faced by so many in the islands, we have decided that the best way to contribute is to collect VISA gift cards placed inside a holiday greeting card with a heartfelt personal message.
Gift cards have the added benefit of empowering and enabling parents to choose their own gifts and bring joy to their children, and will also give much needed support to the local island economies. A personalized holiday mesasge will provide comfort during this stressful time and show we are thinking about and care about them.
Our partners in St. Thomas, My Brothers Workshop, and in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Recovery Fund, will distribute the cards to needy families.
HOW CAN I HELP? 
ACT NOW! DUE DATE:  DECEMBER 4.

To donate online and send a personal message CLICK HERE

or

Your holiday card with a personal message and VISA gift card (or check payable to The Giving Circle) can be dropped at:

THE COMPASSION AWARDS at the Canfield Casino on Nov. 9th

or at one of our drop sites:

  • The Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Their front desk is open 24/7 to take your donations.
  • Fingerpaint, 395 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Drop off between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

or mail it to The Giving Circle, PO Box 3152,  Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Be a Santa’s helper (contact person) at your school, place of business, place of worship, organization or group. We can set you up with greeting cards and a poster/flyer. No pressure. You would just need to spread the word and collect donations. Please email dolson@thegivingcircle.org for more information and to get started.

SPREAD THE WORD! FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS EVERYWHERE!!

Please consider helping in whatever way you can. Together, we will make a difference.

All the best,
Donna Olson
Ron Deutsch
Operation: A Caribbean Christmas Co-Chairs
&
Mark and Kelly Bertrand
The Giving Circle Founders
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