The first chapter of the book of James ends with these words, Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.
Did you know that there are hundreds of home schooling families who, over the past few years, have lost their husband, father and provider? Every year we receive the sad news from widows that their husband has died. Up to this point, all we could offer these families were our heart-felt condolences and a scholarship to cover their HSLDA membership.
Beginning this spring, however, we have something more substantial to offer. Through the generosity of a home schooling father who has a vision for future generations and a heart for families in these circumstances, we are now able to offer the Curriculum Scholarship Fund for Widows. Widows in need can apply to receive funds for books and other teaching materials.
If you or someone you know is a home schooling mom who is widowed, single, and struggling financially, contact Cynthia Clapp in our membership department for information on applying for the Curriculum Scholarship Fund for Widows.
We are excited about this program because it gives us an opportunity to do precisely what Scripture tell us to dolook after widows in their distress!
If this program excites you, too, and you would like to participate by supporting this program through a tax-deductible gift, send a designated gift made payable to the Home School Legal Defense Foundation. HSLDA is assuming the administrative costs, therefore, 100 percent of every gift goes into the fund and is used for widows. Further information about donations can be obtained by contacting Chuck Hurst at (540) 338-5600 or via e-mail at Chuck@hslda.org.