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Two Great Friends, Two Great Sources of Needed Clothing

Sending two very special “thanks” to two great friends of The Giving Circle. The first goes out to our local friends at Fingerpaint on Broadway in Saratoga Springs. They’ve placed a bin in their office to collect new underwear and socks of all sizes for boys and girls. These will be distributed to our kids […]

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TGC & HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM

The Giving Circle and the Capital Region Institute for Human Rights are partnering again to bring you the 2018 Teen Summer Symposium on Human Rights, a three-day workshop open to incoming high school freshmen through graduating seniors, who are interested in history, social justice, politics, and international relations. The goals of the Teen Summer Symposium are […]

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A Call to Peace from an Unexpected Source

  “In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the […]

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Sending Funds for Afghan and Ugandan Projects

 A VERY HAPPY ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MARK: This coming Tuesday morning (US east coast time) which is May 29th, Kelly (Momma KoiKoi) and I will be sending two wires to transfer funds. The FIRST is going to Afghanistan for a total of $7467.20.  $6,967.20 of this sum, raised with thanks to many of you, is intended […]

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From Tough Beginnings To Real Successes

  https://www.facebook.com/mark.bertrand.56/videos/3977097345020/?t=34The scene in the video is from just six years ago. Yes, just six years ago the construction of our Friendship School in Kagoma Gate, Uganda was perhaps half complete and still almost a year away from fully opening. This was to be the first school in the poorest of villages. The residents had […]

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Final Reminder: COME to the ART AUCTION!!

This Thursday night I hope many of you can join us at the annual children’s international art sale at Bethlehem. We need to give GREAT thanks to Bill Reilly and his Helping Hands Club. The art from students and adults from around the world is amazing. Each year The Giving Circle is blessed to receive […]

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