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7/31/2006 2:39:07 PM
Home School Foundation
Home School Foundation Report--July/August 2006

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Home School Foundation Report
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July/August 2006

It's busy season here at the Home School Foundation as homeschooling
families begin to gear up for the upcoming school year.

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2005 Annual Report Now Online

The 2005 Fiscal Year was monumental for the Foundation with over a
million dollars raised for the first time, Hurricane Katrina, and the
beginning of the Single Parent fund. To see what God has done in the
homeschool community, view the HSF Annual Report at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3196 .

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2nd Annual Photography Contest a Success

The second annual photography contest blew previous contests out of
the water with a whopping 430 entries from all over the world.
Students displayed their creativity with a vast array of photography.
One of the judges commented: "Each of this year's winning entries
showed the photographer has a real understanding of what makes up a
nice image. More than just mere point-and-shoot photos, they were
thought out beforehand with primary attention given to not just the
subject, but also light and composition--critical elements to a good
photograph."

The biggest blessing about this contest is that all the proceeds,
totaling over $3,390, went to the Special Needs Children's Fund and
will help homeschooling families with the expenses of private special
educational services. Thanks to all who entered--God used your talent
to help others!

To view the winning photos, go here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3197 .

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Calling All Aspiring Writers and Artists!

The annual essay and art contests will be held this fall, so get your
pencils and paints ready! The contest topics will be announced by
September 5, 2006 and the deadline will be October 31, 2006. More
information will be posted on HSLDA weekly emails and on the contest
website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3198 .

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Home School Foundation Hosted Table at Debate Nationals

During the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association
National Tournament at Patrick Henry College June 5-9, 2006, HSF was
delighted to be able to host a table to spread the word about helping
needy homeschoolers. Selling inexpensive refreshments to visitors worn
out by the summer heat, we were able to talk to tournament competitors
and their families about HSF's mission.

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For those of you who have invested in the Foundation through your
gifts and prayers, we share the following notes from homeschooling
families you have helped.

> Special Needs Children's Fund

The following letter was written by a young man with autism. HSF gave
his family a grant to buy curriculum to teach him, and we prize this
letter as we usually only hear from parents.

i so excitd
god givs mommy
mony by me
school work
for computr
i so excitd
cant wat start
school work
now
yes
god is so
cool

His mother writes, "Yes, God is 'so cool' and He has used the Special
Needs Children's Fund to bless my son with the curriculum he needed.
Thank you for blessing us with 'hope in the Lord' in this special
way!"
--C.B.

> Patrick Henry College Scholarship Fund

Thank you so very much for the $500 scholarship. I am looking forward
to attending Patrick Henry, and as I am paying for much of my own
education, your contribution is enormously appreciated! Thanks again.
--T.R.

> Widow Curriculum Scholarship Fund

Our family is so grateful for this very generous gift for our
curriculum needs. We rejoiced together as the Lord's faithfulness in
providing for us. My husband went to heaven almost a year ago. His
desire was that I could continue to stay at home with our four
children. Lord willing, my son will graduate from our homeschool next
year. There have been many times that I did not think we would make it
this far, but this gift, among other factors, has confirmed that the
Lord's desires is for us to continue. Thank you for being a part of
His loving encouragement to us.
-- K.S.

Thank you, thank you! God spoke a long time ago that He would make a
way where there seemed to be no way. Over and over His faithfulness
has amazed and encouraged me!
--C.M.



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