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5/6/2009 2:55:05 PM
Home School Foundation
Home School Foundation Report--Your Giving a Huge Testimony

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Home School Foundation Report
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Friends of the Home School Foundation,

This fiscal year, the Lord blessed the Home School Foundation with
$124,000 more than last year. This is a huge testimony given the
country's current economic turbulence. People are still giving and,
through the Foundation, more and more homeschoolers are receiving help
to train their children. Thank you for partnering with us during these
times and being a part of the Lord's work in the homeschooling
community.

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Because You Helped

Each one who has prayed and/or given is a part of the blessings. Here
are just a few notes from grateful homeschooling parents that testify
to the power of your gifts:

A homeschooling widow writes:

Thank you very much for the curriculum money. I put it into my account
right away and was able to order my children's curriculum for the
fall. They are very excited about their schedule for the fall. The
amount for everything came to almost the exact amount you sent. How I
praise and thank the Lord and rejoice in his kindness to the widows
and fatherless. It has been very difficult even though it has been two
years since my husband's death--we miss him tremendously. The
highlight of my children's day is doing school. So thank you for
bringing hope and encouragement to my children. -- Rebecca M.

Another homeschooling widow we have helped for years wrote us:

I need to let you know that by God's grace and your faithful help, I
will be graduating my youngest child within the next month. Your
special help to our family after my husband died 17 years ago has been
immeasurable. We are grateful for the Christmas gifts which you have
sent, the HSLDA membership, the cookbook we received last year, and
especially for the help in purchasing curriculum. Thanks to you, I
did not feel so alone; you greatly lifted my burden. -- Karen H.

A mother homeschooling her special needs children wrote:

Thank you for your very generous grant for my children. This award
will allow them to receive some very much needed speech and language
therapy. Thank you for giving them this opportunity to improve their
speech and communication skills. I expect great things from their
therapy sessions. -- Diane B.

A homeschool grad who received our PHC Scholarship for HSLDA Members
said:

I am so thankful! Every day I have been worrying about how I will pay
for my first semester at Patrick Henry College. The PHC Scholarship is
a blessing beyond any description. I am forever grateful to those who
donated the money. -- Jared M.

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Give the Homeschool Cookbook: Family Favorites from the Homeschool
Kitchen

Filled with mouth-watering recipes and heartwarming stories from
homeschooling cooks of all ages, "Family Favorites from the Homeschool
Kitchen" will brighten your kitchen and delight your family for years
to come.

You can purchase the cookbook for yourself, a loved one, and/or make a
donation of one to a homeschooling widow the Home School Foundation
assists. We have received several letters of thanks from some of the
widows who received a cookbook and it is a joy to see how much such a
simple token can encourage someone. One widow said:

I just wanted to send a note of thanks for the homeschool cookbook I
received through the generosity of the Homeschool Foundation. What a
wonderful surprise! It brought tears to my eyes reminding me of how
my late husband would often surprise me with gifts and tokens of his
love and appreciation. You couldn't possibly know how much things
like this mean to me. In the world as it is today, it helps keep my
faith in mankind. HSLDA and the Homeschool Foundation are truly a
blessing to our family!

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. Visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6508 to find out how to order your
book.

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Patrick Henry College Scholarship for HSLDA Members Deadline
Approaching

You have less than two weeks to get in applications for the Patrick
Henry College Scholarship for the 2009/2010 school year. The deadline
is May 15.

The Patrick Henry College Scholarship for HSLDA members rewards
academic excellence and exemplary leadership through tuition
scholarships to Patrick Henry College
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6509 , a Christian liberal arts
school located in Purcellville, Virginia.

Eligible students must be full-time freshmen at PHC who are part of an
HSLDA member family (who have been members for at least four years),
have a high school record of outstanding academic achievement and
community service, and need financial assistance. You can find the
application on our website at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6510 .

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HSF on Facebook

The Home School Foundation is on Facebook! Join the growing number of
supporters online and stay in touch with what HSF is doing and ways
you can be involved http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6511 .

You can also now link to the Home School Foundation on your blog or
website with our banners, found at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6512 .

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Donate Without Opening Your Checkbook

Now you can give to the Home School Foundation just by searching the
web! Simply add Good Search to your toolbar. Good Search is powered by
Yahoo, so you search the web just the same, only every search earns
$0.01 for HSF. Go to Good Search
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6513 , select the Home School
Foundation, and search as usual.

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Poetry Contest Helps 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. The poetry contest is
coming up with submission dates of May 1-June 1. You can find the
themes and rules online at: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6514 .

You can help us by encouraging your family and friends to participate
and get the word out about upcoming contests for homeschool students.
We greatly appreciate your partnership in this project that promotes
excellence and blesses the needy!
You can find information about upcoming contests on HSLDA's contest
webpage: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6515 .



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Purcellville, Virginia 20134-1152
Phone: (540) 338-8899
Email: info@homeschoolfoundation.org
Web: http://www.homeschoolfoundation.org

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Home School Legal Defense Association

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