|Dear friends of ICDM,
As we pass through the Season of Thanksgiving, our minds and hearts naturally turn towards Christmas (Walmart’s has been there for some time already!). Whether Giving Tuesday or Christmas itself is the reminder, please remember that the season we are entering is a time of great generosity for us and from us.
Christmas is a time for remembering the gift of life. God gave us the gift of life by sending his Son, Jesus, to live among people (John 1:14). One of the ways we celebrate God’s gift of life at Christmas is by giving the ones we love presents. Presents are a huge part of Christmas. However, most of them have a short shelf life and begin to fade soon after the wrapping paper is cleaned up.
This year, give a gift that lasts. Bless the people of Haiti and your friends and family. Make a donation to ICDM in honor of a loved one and send them a Christmas Card telling them about your gift. Here are some of this year’s opportunities:
Give an Animal
Be a GOAT-- give a goat, or a chicken, or a pig, or a cow. ICDM’s animal-sharing program, called GOATS (Gift Of Animals To Succeed) provides families with animals which help produce income and a future. When the gift animal reproduces the owner then shares one of the offspring with a neighbor to help them succeed. Along the way owners learn the principles of animal care. This is a gift that keeps on giving! To give an animal, go to https://icdm.us/get-involved/ and select “GOAT” from the dropdown menu. Then write your choice of animal in the message box.