The Home School Court Report
Vol. XXVII
No. 4
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July/August
2011

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by Cherise Ryan Curby
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The Curriculum Relief Fund

“My husband had been out of work and I am disabled,” Dawn wrote. “I homeschooled on a shoestring budget last year, and it was my first year attempting to homeschool. This year we couldn’t have even done that.”


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AS GOD PROVIDES
THE FUNDS, WE
TURN AROUND AND
GIVE HELP TO
FAMILIES IN NEED.
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Dawn is one of the many homeschooling parents who came to the Home School Foundation for help in 2010, and we were glad to be able to provide her with a grant from the Curriculum Relief Fund.

The Curriculum Relief Fund helps homeschooling families who are struggling to make ends meet by removing from their shoulders some of the pressure of purchasing curriculum. It is meant to be used for basic, essential curriculum, and scholarships are given based on financial need and the availability of funds.

As times got harder last year, the Foundation received an increasing number of requests from families who did not fit the criteria for any of our other funds but were still seriously struggling to afford to give their children a quality education. So HSF created the Curriculum Relief Fund to reach more families. The fund has already gone through some ups and downs, with the number of requests sometimes outpacing donations. But as God provides the funds, we turn around and give help to families in need.

“Thank you for the donation for our daughter’s curriculum and supplies for this homeschool year,” Dawn said. “Without it, we do not know what we would have done. We could not have provided her needs without this grant. Your organization is truly a blessing. When we get back on our feet, we would love to help another family in need.”

If you would like more information about the Foundation and how we help, please visit our website, or call us at 540-338-8688.


About the author

Cherise Ryan Curby is the Home School Foundation website project manager and editor.


Support HSF through the Combined Federal Campaign

If you are a federal employee or a member of the military, make HSF the beneficiary of your donation. HSF’s CFC number is 10535. For more information, visit the CFC website at www.opm.gov/cfc.

From the Director

Chuck Hurst
Chuck Hurst

Isn’t it fun to receive an unexpected gift? At HSF, through the generosity of so many families, we are able to be a part of God’s behind-the-scenes work to give the unexpected. Listen in on this mother’s reflections:

Wow! Wow! I don’t know what to say! We just received a check in the mail from an application we sent in last fall. We can’t believe it! I was not expecting this at all! I know you told us you would keep our application on file—you had run out of funds—but this was a huge surprise!

Of course, God is never surprised. Behind the fabric of our lives, He is weaving the timing, the gift, and the details together to build our faith and draw our hearts to Him. The mother continues:

We are so thankful! God knew our need and filled it! You see, our local homeschool book fair is coming in two weeks, and we were thinking of not going because we didn’t have the money to get what we need and to look at other things we wanted more information about. Just the thought of what we need, not only for our two high school daughters but also for our four other children, was overwhelming! This is such a blessing. I can’t express it in words. We have been blessed! Thank you again!
from L.I., TX

Thank you for giving from your hearts to bless the hearts of others. Together we are meeting needs and building the faith of many precious families.

—Chuck Hurst, Executive Director

For more details on how you can help, please call HSF at 540-338-8688, visit the Home School Foundation website, or email info@homeschoolfoundation.org.