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11/3/2008 11:04:21 AM
Home School Foundation
Home School Foundation Report--October/November 2008

Home School Foundation Report

Friends of the Home School Foundation,

The new school year brought with it many new challenges and
opportunities to serve. The recent hurricanes resulted in quite a few
families contacting our organization for help. At the same time, the
unstable economic situation has made times rough for many other
homeschoolers. Please continue to pray for the Foundation as we seek
to reach as many families as we can and also obtain the resources to
offer timely assistance.


Because You Helped

We continually receive letters and notes from homeschooling families
who have been blessed by our grants. Each one who has prayed and/or
given is a part of the blessings. Here are just a few that testify to
the power of your gifts:

"I just wanted to thank the Home School Foundation for everything they
have done for me and my family. I know the Lord has provided this
scholarship for us, which shows me that He still wants us to continue
down this homeschooling path. This help has been a ray of sunshine in
these dark days we have been experiencing. I hope you are all
abundantly blessed as you serve our great and mighty God."--Heather V.

"I am so thankful, I don't even know how to begin to express it. You
have no idea what this grant means to our family right now. We have
had so many problems finding the right curriculum to work with our
daughter, and I have very high hopes for this year. I would never have
been able to afford this on my own. Please let everyone on the board
know that this is so huge for us, and please ask them to keep our
family in prayer this year. Again, thank you a million times over!"
--The B. Family

"Thank you so much for blessing us with a grant to help get
much-needed books and supplies to homeschool. As you know, we lost
everything due to mold poisoning, so this grant will help get us
started again with school supplies. Thank you so much!." --Lisa B.

"Thank you so much for the opportunity to receive assistance from the
Widow's Scholarship Fund. This is our third year receiving it and we
all get overwhelmed when it arrives. It is our reminder that God
provides for us through all of you! We truly could not continue to
home educate without you and your contributors. God bless you richly!"
--Debbie C.


Homeschool Cookbook Coming Soon!

This Christmas, you can get your very own Homeschool Cookbook as a
gift for a loved one. Filled with mouth-watering recipes and
heartwarming stories from homeschooling cooks of all ages, this
colorful cookbook will brighten your kitchen and delight your family
for years to come.

Proceeds from the cookbook will go to the Foundation. So you can
discover new dishes, enjoy the delightful stories, and help needy
homeschoolers at the same time. Go to our website to find out how to
order your book: .


Help Available for Hurricane Victims

In light of the devastation caused by the recent hurricanes, the Home
School Foundation would like to remind you that our Emergency Fund
stands ready to quickly respond to the financial needs of
homeschooling families experiencing this sudden crisis.

Our Emergency Fund can help replace curriculum and other homeschooling
items lost because of the hurricane damage. The fund also provides
relief for some of the immediate needs of affected homeschooling

If you are in need, aware of any homeschooling families in need of
relief, or if you would like to donate, please contact us at or (540)338-8688.


Combined Federal Campaign Donations

You may not know that the Home School Foundation is a qualified
charity for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

Soon it will be time for military families to designate donations for
CFC. If you are such a family, we hope you will consider the Home
School Foundation for the 2008-2009 campaign--and even pass the word
along to others. The number of families applying to us for help grows
every year, and it is only through donations from compassionate
homeschooling families that we are able to help them.

Thank you for considering the Home School Foundation for your
designated CFC giving. Our CFC number is 10535.


Christmas Card Contest Winners Announced

Every year the Home School Foundation sends Christmas Cards to the
widows and single parents who have received assistance from the
Foundation. This Christmas Season, we hosted a special contest to give
homeschoolers an opportunity to design the artwork for the Christmas
greeting cards. We had three categories and many beautiful entries.
Thank you everyone who participated. Go to our website to see the
winners: .


Contests Help Special Needs Children

As you may know, the proceeds from the contests HSLDA sponsors
throughout the year go to help the Home School Foundation's Special
Needs Fund.

Consequently, we want to promote these opportunities for homeschool
students to develop their skills and abilities. You can help us by
encouraging your family and friends to participate and get the word
out about the contests for homeschool students. We greatly appreciate
your partnership in this project that promotes excellence and blesses
those less fortunate!

To see upcoming contests and entry guidelines, visit .

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