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Home School Foundation
Home School Foundation Report--March/April 2010

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Home School Foundation Report
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Friends of the Home School Foundation,

Some new and exciting things are happening here at the Foundation. We
have a new website which will enable us to further help homeschoolers
in need and spread the reach of the Foundation. There are always new
people contacting us for help or to learn how to get involved, and we
are preparing to launch a new volunteer program this summer.

At the same time, we are looking for ways to identify more widows in
need and for additional ways to spread the word about how God is using
HSF to help families homeschool through hard times.

We covet your prayers and thank you for partnering with us in this
work.

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Because You Helped

We continually receive letters and notes from homeschooling families
who have been blessed by our grants. Here are just a few notes from
grateful families that testify to the power of your gifts:

I just want to thank the Foundation so much. My son is beginning to
make inroads to his reading and spelling. This would not have been
possible without your financial help. We thank God for the progress he
is making that we previously thought impossible. Thank you.
--Catherine G., Special Needs Children Fund

I want to express our sincere appreciation for your assistance through
the group grant. Our resource center is helping new families on their
homeschool journey find the best curriculum for them and their
children. Thank you for being a part of that. --Shelly N., Group Grant

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank HSF for their support.
You have made our dream a reality during a daunting season. We
continue with your help and the dream that [my husband] felt so
passionate about. --The Sauppes Family, Widows Fund

Thank you for the funds that sent [two homeschool leaders/speakers] to
Norway, Boxnia, and Lithuania. We are constantly being blessed with
the prayers, guidance and encouragement that we receive through their
ministry. We believe we are to teach our children to love the Lord
with all their heart, mind, soul and strength. And we have no other
alternative than homeschooling. Living in the Western European culture
and being raised in a communist country gives little background for
this tremendous task and responsibility (we live in Norway, come from
Lithuania). But the Lord is faithful. He has been providing
encouragement, training and support through His faithful servants.
Thank you! --Gintas J., International Fund

We appreciate the goodness of the Lord's people who are compassionate
and are willing to sacrifice for those families who are struggling to
homeschool. --Victoria P., Widows Fund

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Check out the NEW Home School Foundation Website--Chance to Win a
Cookbook!

The Home School Foundation just finished a complete re-vamp of our
website. Check it out: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8020 . Read
testimonies, scan the news page, and explore the many ways God is
using the Foundation to bless homeschoolers all across the world.

To encourage families to sign up for our Foundation Report email, the
Foundation will be giving away three copies of the HSLDA cookbook,
Family Favorites from the Homeschool Kitchen
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8021 , to families whose names are
drawn from those registered for this Foundation Report Newsletter. So
spread the word and encourage your friends to subscribe for a chance
to win!

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Share Your Story

Tell your story about how HSF has impacted your family's life, or why
you decided to get involved in the Foundation's work. Send your
stories and pictures (optional, but encouraged) to
info@homeschoolfoundation.org with "Share Your Story" in the subject
line.* A selection of stories received will be put on our new
website's testimonies page http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8022 !

*By emailing your story and/or pictures in this manner you are giving
your permission for HSF to post them on our website. Identity will
only be by first name and state.

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Patrick Henry College Scholarship for HSLDA Members Accepting
Applications

The Foundation's 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=8032 , a Christian liberal arts
school located in Purcellville, Virginia.

HSF is accepting applications through May 14 for the 2010/2011 school
year. 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
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8023 .

If you are interested in donating to our PHC scholarship, please visit
our donation page http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8024 .

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Identifying Widows Who Need Help Homeschooling

Do you know a widow who is struggling to afford homeschooling? If so,
please invite her to contact the Foundation. We want to help. Direct
her to our website http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8025 or have her
contact us online http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8026 or by phone
at 540-338-8688. We yearly help hundreds of homeschooling widows and
are always trying to reach more with support and encouragement so they
can continue their conviction to homeschool.

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HSF on Facebook & Twitter

The Home School Foundation is on Facebook
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8027 and Twitter
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8028 . Join the growing number of
supporters online and invite your friends to join to stay in touch
with what HSF is doing and ways you can be involved.

You can also link to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8029 the Home
School Foundation on your blog or website with our banners.

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Volunteer to Help Homeschoolers in Need--Stay Tuned!

The Foundation is preparing to launch our new "Ambassadors Program"
that will coordinate volunteers all over the country to help
homeschoolers in their local community who are in need--whether it be
fixing a widow's roof, helping a single mom clean up her yard, or
putting together backpacks of school supplies for needy homeschool
kids.

Stay tuned over the summer for more information as the program
develops.

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Grants We Are Seeking

As a part of our funding efforts, the Foundation seeks grants from
other private foundations whose missions overlap ours. For instance,
we have projects that are primarily educational in nature, and there
are other foundations who share an interest in helping us fund these
projects. Please pray that God will give us favor as we reach out to
other foundations. If you know of foundations that might share our
vision or like-minded foundation board members, please let us know; we
will be delighted to share with them the opportunities for becoming
involved with HSF.

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Upcoming 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. Check out the rules
and themes online http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=8030 .

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=8031 .



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Home School Foundation
P.O. Box 1152
Purcellville, Virginia 20134-1152
Phone: (540) 338-8899
Email: info@homeschoolfoundation.org
Web: http://www.homeschoolfoundation.org

The Home School Foundation is a supporting organization of
Home School Legal Defense Association

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