HOUSE NEWS: A Christmas thank you and request

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When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:

To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.

by Howard Thurman

Dear friends,

We just wanted to take this moment before Christmas to say thank you for all that you give and do to support the work of the Gainesville Catholic Worker House. We are so grateful to each one of you: for the food and jackets and blankets and art supplies donated; for the time you spend helping out at the cafe and the microfarm and Art for All; for your prayers and kind words and hugs; for your generosity and the financial gifts which keep us going; for everything you do and everything you are.

As you know, we rely on the contributions of friends and families and our live-in community to be able to financially support the work of the house. No one here is paid; we receive no government assistance or grants; all of what is given goes to support the functioning of the house and our projects. If you’re in a position to do so and can help us this holiday season, we would greatly appreciate it. We have always functioned within “an economy of grace,” trusting that what is needed will be provided. We are NOT a tax-exempt organization, so we know that any gift you give is given at a personal sacrifice. We thank you for whatever you can give.

Have a peaceful and blessed holiday

In peace,
All of us at the Green House

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Posted on 12/17/2012, in HOUSE NEWS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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