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My Christmas Jar Story

By December 28, 2019No Comments

11 Christmases ago, we were struggling financially. My husband and relative had started a business together that didn’t succeed like they thought. We had 4 little kids. We had gone through our savings, our retirement, and now was at the point of losing our home. I was working side jobs trying to make ends meet, and trying to care for my littles too. Life seemed like it was too hard at times!

That Christmas we were gifted a Christmas jar by someone. It was full of cash and all sorts of gift cards. Not only did it helps us financially, it gave me hope that things would be okay and we could get through these hard times.

I’ve never forgotten the hope that the Christmas jar brought to me, nor the kindness of the person giving it to me.

From that Christmas forward, we have always collected our spare change in a jar (all year long) and at the beginning of December delivered the jar to someone in need with a note stating… I know what it’s like. There is hope. And one day you can pass a Christmas jar on to someone else in need.

Kindness is contagious. And this year I wanted to do something more. So I’ve teamed up with @modestmollyboutique and @ourrescue to create a bigger Christmas jar experience.

PROJECT:

The @ourrescue is a non profit organization that rescues kids that have been kidnapped and placed into sex trafficking. Right now, there are women and children from Africa who are being sex trafficked into the Middle East. Once they are rescued there is no where to put them so they are being kept in a prison. They have no documentation or money to get them back home to Africa.
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O.U.R. is headed there in a few days to help arrange documentation and flights for them to get back to Africa to be with their families, but there isn’t sufficient funds to bring them all home ?. So Modest Molly has started a campaign called Home For The Holidays to try and raise money to help these poor women and children who are victims. The cost to send 1 of them home is around $1k and Modest Molly has a goal to send 5 home! I told her if we all donated $5 we could send home way more than that! Here is a link for where you can donate.

Thank you for your kindness and donations! All proceeds will go directly to the cause. May we all remember to spread kindness not only during this time of giving, but all year long. Merry Christmas!

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