We’ve reached the tail end of the year, where the holiday season is upon us. Traditionally, Thanksgiving Day is the kick-off to the holiday season that ends with New Year’s Day. In between these two days are Black Friday, the hunt for the perfect gifts, holiday parties, Christmas, Hanukkah, etc…. This time of year has become so saturated with activities that a person hardly has the chance to breathe.
For one friend, that is very close to me, this time of year is especially difficult. Just before Thanksgiving Day is his wedding anniversary. A few days after Thanksgiving is the annual reminder of his wife’s death. She left way too soon.
iCompassion serves the underprivileged, forgotten, discarded, and poorest people on Earth. The needs out there in the world are great, and we do what we can to help. Just in the past 12 months alone, we’ve helped people in places like: Venezuela, Cuba, Lebanon, Uganda, India, Moldova, Romania, and right here in the U.S.A. Our leadership and partners have a heart to help humanity. We are Thankful for our partners and our donors. Without you, iCompassion would just be another aid organization.
While iCompassion has helped thousands of hurting individuals in the past year, I would like to remind you, who are reading this, that there are many people all around you that need your help; maybe not in the physical sense or financially, but emotionally, spiritually, relationally. My friend, for instance, has a good life, with great children, and knows his mission in life. Many, like him, do not. These are the ones that you can show compassion. Maybe it is over a cup of coffee or lunch or dinner. The main thing is: You can positively impact someone’s life right where you are. You can be a lifeline. You can be light in dark places.
We at iCompassion are thankful for you. We hope that you all have a great end-of-year holiday season with your loved ones. For those of you on the journey with us (and hopefully more of you joining in), we are looking forward to, and planning, at very great 2019 serving the underprivileged all over the world.
Finally, take good care of yourselves. Be kind to others. And, if you are so inclined, help us make a difference in this world. You can donate via our donation page or “Get Involved” page.
Love to you and yours!
iCompassion is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity. All contributions designated for specific projects shall be applied to those projects, and we may assess up to 10 percent to be used for administering the gift. Occasionally, we receive more contributions for a given project than can be wisely applied to that project. When that happens, we use these funds to meet a similar pressing need.