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1/28/2008 4:01:50 PM
Home School Foundation
Home School Foundation Report--Jan/Feb 2008

Home School Foundation Report
Home School Foundation Report
Jan/Feb 2008

Friends of the Home School Foundation,

With a new year upon us, the Home School Foundation is looking for
ways to reach out more effectively to the homeschool community and
help families in need. Please continue to keep us in prayer as we move
forward to bless those homeschooling families with the greatest needs.

Because You Helped

This past Christmas, the Home School Foundation gave Christmas checks
to homeschooling widows and single parents to help them provide a
special holiday for their families.

Their responses, just a few of the many we received, testify to the
power of your gifts:

"Wow -- you have humbled and overwhelmed us with your generous gifts!
The scholarship is such a blessing and a faith builder to encourage us
on our journey. The Christmas gift was unexpected and such a continued
testimony of God's faithfulness in our lives. Thank you so much for
your kindness and support!" -- Lori A.

"Thank you so very much for your most generous gift. It couldn't have
come at a better time. We just lost the children's grandfather, also
to cancer, and it was just about two years exactly that their daddy
died from the same. When I came back from West Virginia, your card and
check were here, and I had been fretting so much over bills and how I
was going to afford Christmas and I was so encouraged by your card,
words, and gift. Thank you so very much." -- Mary B.

"Thank you so much for your check for Christmas. You put a smile on my
face and on my heart. We truly appreciate the care you've shown us
these last several years. Thank again and may God continue to bless
you." --Tamara B.

"I have been blessed to be a recipient of a widow's fund grant through
the Home School Foundation this year. I cannot describe to you how
much this has meant to me and my son. All I can say is that, without
the grant, we would not have been able to homeschool.
Recently, I had the expense of some unexpected repairs and had been
praying about how to make ends meet. Then I received another check
from the Home School Foundation bearing the invoice number "Merry
Christmas", and the description, "Sing for joy to God our strength.
Ps 81:1a." Well, I did sing for joy and thanked God again for being
my strength and my provider. I thank you for being the instrument God
has used to provide these needs in 2007. I pray that God will
continue to bless HSLDA and the Home School Foundation and all those
who have a part in them as you meet needs of home school families." --
Susan B.

Thank you to so many of you for being a part of blessing many hungry

Art Contest Under Way: Deadline Approaching

As you may know, the proceeds from the contests HSLDA sponsors
throughout the year go to help the Home School Foundation.
Consequently, we are please to encourage families to participate.

If your family has any aspiring artists, please be aware that there
are only a few days left in the 2008 HSLDA Art Contest so get those
final touches and send in your entry! The postmark deadline for the
preliminary round is February 1st.

Students must submit a piece of artwork with one of the following
quotes from American authors as their theme:

Category 1 (students 7-11 yrs old): "What we have once enjoyed we can
never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." --Helen

Category 2 (students 12-15 yrs old): "Humility, like darkness, reveals
the heavenly lights." --Henry David Thoreau

Category 3 (students 16-19 yrs old): "A moment's insight is sometimes
worth a life's experience." --Oliver Wendell Holmes

Be sure to check out the HSLDA website for the entry form,
rules/guidelines for the contest, as well as instructions on how to
send in your entry can be obtained at: .

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Purcellville, Virginia 20134-1152
Phone: (540) 338-8899

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Home School Legal Defense Association

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