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Year-End Tax-Deductible Donations

As we make plans to gather with family and friends at this time of year, we are reminded of all those who have made a difference in our lives. At so many dinner tables across the country, the impact you have made on the lives of those we help will be at the top of the list of things to be thankful for.

Just a moment of your time this holiday season can make a big difference for those we help. Please consider making a charitable year-end gift to Christian Relief Services.

On behalf of our programs and the people in need that they serve, thank you for your generosity. God Bless.

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Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is now underway! The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of federal employees in their workplace on behalf of approved charitable organizations.

CRS_2013_CFC_WebAdIf you are a federal employee, please consider designating your gift to Christian Relief Services® by selecting CFC #11367. 
Learn more about our valuable programs helping our those who need help the most in America and internationally. Or email us for more information.

Not a federal employee? Please help by forwarding this email to your family, friends and colleagues that work for the federal government.

Thank you for your continued support!

School Supplies
Providing School Supplies in Appalachia. PLEASE HELP

Providing School Supplies in Appalachia through our project Americans Helping Americans in Appalachia. PLEASE HELP

Believe it or not, the school year will begin soon and reservation children face incredible challenges just preparing for the start of school.

Notebooks, pens, pencils, other school supplies and hygiene items are expensive and reservation families must drive long distances to buy them. Few can afford the gas or the school supplies themselves.

In addition to needing school supplies, children from these economically depressed areas are in desperate need of new clothes, shoes, socks, coats…etc.

“I will never forget the shame I felt as a little sixth grade boy having to wear my sister’s blouse to school because we just didn’t have one more piece of boys’ clothing for me. Imagine the embarrassment a little guy would endure wearing a girl’s shirt to the first day of school.”  – Billy Mills, Olympic Gold Medalist and National Spokesperson, Running Strong for American Indian Youth®

 

Providing School Supplies to Children on Indian Reservations. PLEASE HELP TODAY!

Providing School Supplies to Children on Indian Reservations through our project Running Strong for American Indian Youth. PLEASE HELP TODAY!

Please help make the 2014-15 school year a happy time, a time to learn and grow. Please provide children with the “tools” they need to help them with their lessons. 

“Not having basic school supplies, warm clothing, and hygiene items adds to the cycle of desperation and lack of self-esteem these children suffer each day.”

Our goal is to be able to provide over 5,000 school supply kits to elementary school students and over 3,000 school supply kits to Jr. High students. Our dedicated local staff and volunteers will lovingly distribute backpacks filled with school supplies just before school starts. But in order to meet our goal, we need your help!

Remember, these school supply kits and winter coats are visual reminders each day to these special kids that someone cares.

$9.22 provides an Elementary School child a new backpack filled with:

200 Ct. Filler Paper
24 Color Premium Crayons
Pencil Sharpener
12″ Plastic Ruler (English and Metric)
Eraser
1 Glue Stick
1 Pair 5″ Blunt Tip Scissors
1 70 Ct. Spiral Notebook
2 Black Pens
#2 Pencils – 12 pack

$16.29 provides a Jr. High or High School student with a new 18″ backpack is filled with:

300 Ct. Filler Paper
12 Colored Pencils
Pencil Sharpener
12″ Plastic Ruler (English and Metric)
2 Yellow Highlighters
Eraser
#2 Pencils – 12 Pack
3 Ring Pencil Pouch
2 70 Ct. Spiral Notebooks
2 pocket portfolio folders
8 Digit Pocket Size Calculator w/ Flip Cover
Semi-circle 6″ Protractor
2 Yellow Highlighters

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what your dollar can buy

What your dollar buys$3.52 buys and pays for shipping of a 40oz. laundry detergent for a family in America.

$4.62 buys and pays for shipping of one hygiene kit to a family in America and abroad.

$4.80 buys and pays for shipping of 40 diapers to an infant in America.

$6.21 buys and pays for shipping of toys for a child during Christmas.

$8.04 buys and pays for shipping of one blanket to a family in America.

$8.23 buys and pays for shipping of one backpack filled with school supplies for 1 child in America and abroad.

$11.36 buys and pays for shipping of a pair of shoes for a child in America and abroad.

$12.22 buys and pays for shipping of one turkey for a family to have a Holiday dinner in America.

$15.45 buys and pays for shipping of one winter coat to keep a child warm during America’s winters.

$31.00 buys and pays for shipping of one food box of 25 pounds of food to feed a family of a Veteran for a week.

Relief ShipmentPer Month:

$2 per month provides 200 diapers for an infant in America.

$4 per month buys 13 40oz. of laundry detergent for families in America.

$5 per month buys toys for 9 children during Christmas in America.

$5 per month provides 7 backpacks filled with food for children in America and abroad.

$5 per month provides 11 hygiene kits for children in America and abroad.

$8 per month provides 3 food boxes of 25 pounds of food to feed 3 families of Veterans for a week.

$10 per month provides turkeys for 9 families for their Holiday dinner in America.

$10 per month buys new shoes for 11 children in America and abroad.

$10 per month buys 14 blankets to keep families warm in America.

$20 per month buys 15 coats to keep children warm in America.

08-crs-rs-backpacksPer Pay Period:

$1 per pay period buys 216 diapers for an infant in America.

$5 per pay period buys 10 turkeys for 10 families for their Holiday dinner.

$10 per pay period buys 31 backpacks filled with school supplies for 31 needy children in America and abroad.

$15 per pay period buys 25 coats to keep children warm in America.

$20 per pay period buys 16 food boxes of 25 pounds of food to feed 16 families of Veterans for a week.

 

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Domestic Relief and Self Help Programs

Domestic Relief and Self Help ProgramsYour gift helps Christian Relief Services continue its mission to alleviate poverty across America. Whether it’s through providing emergency assistance, school supplies, new shoes, new coats, new blankets, hygiene items, monthly and supplemental food, food pantry repair, home repair, or assistance with youth enrichment projects, we are doing all we can to lend a helping hand and we could not do it without you. Give today.