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Home School Foundation
Home School Foundation Report--November/December 2010

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Home School Foundation Report
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Dear Friends of the Home School Foundation,

The holiday season is already upon us! And with it comes so many
opportunities to bless others and be a witness of Christ's love. In
this issue we share different ways to bless other needy homeschool
families and bless your family as well!

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Because You Helped

We serve families who readily express their gratitude. Here are just a
few of the notes that testify to the power of your gifts and prayers:

"As we entered into another school year we felt a little hopeless
because we knew that we did not have the resources needed to purchase
books for our girls. But the Home School Foundation gave us hope!"
--Jermaine and Raquel R., Compassion Fund

"Thank you so graciously for the donation for our daughter's
curriculum and supplies for the 2010-2011 homeschool year. Without it,
we do not know what we would have done. My husband had been out of
work, and I am disabled. We could not have provided her needs without
this grant. I had homeschooled on a 'shoestring budget' last year and
it was my first year attempting to homeschool. This year we couldn't
have even done that. Your organization is truly a blessing. When we
get back on our feet, we would love to help another family in need."
--Dawn S., Curriculum Relief

"We are so grateful for the scholarship we received from the Special
Needs Children's Fund. This has indeed given us cause to continue to
hope in the Lord. He has done exceedingly abundantly above all that
we ask or think." --Lynn S., Special Needs Children Fund

"Thank you so much for the scholarship you granted me for curriculum.
What a blessing it was to be able to purchase my daughter's school
work without wondering how to pay for it. When the box arrived, we
were both overjoyed. Thank you so much for your generosity in this
most difficult time." --Lisa B., Widows Fund

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News: Give an Unexpected Gift this Christmas!

This Christmas, hang a fragrant Maine balsam wreath on your door and
at the same time help homeschooling families in need! In partnership
with Round Bough Wreath Company, the Home School Foundation is
offering beautiful, affordable wreaths in four sizes to accent your
front door, car grille, fireplace mantel, or office. Best of all, a
portion of Round Bough's sales benefits the Home School Foundation's
Compassion Fund! http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9680

You can also surprise your family or friends with a wreath that will
be shipped straight to their home. Or send a gift wreath to a needy
family through HSF--just place your order and we'll do the rest. These
lush Maine wreaths are handmade by a homeschool-operated company and
will be delivered fresh anywhere in the United States.

Order today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9681

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News: Ambassador Program Gaining Strength

The Home School Foundation's Ambassador Program is growing in numbers
every day. We now have eight State Ambassadors, six Community
Ambassadors, and multiple Service Ambassadors all around the country.

The Ambassador Program is a network of dedicated volunteers all over
the country making a difference at the local level, aiding families so
they can continue to homeschool through hard times.

The first Ambassador project was completed in August, helping a single
mom renovate her home and yard.

Watch a video of the first Ambassador project:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9682

Or view pictures:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9683

If you are interested in volunteering or want to find out more about
the Ambassador Program, check out the Ambassador webpage at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9684 and Facebook page at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9685 .

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News: Homeschool Christmas Cards for Sale

If sending friends and family greeting cards is part of your Christmas
tradition, consider these attractive options from the Home School
Foundation. These 7-by-5-inch cards come in sets of 12 with matching
envelopes in three separate designs created by homeschoolers during
the 2009 HSF Christmas card contest.

There is a limited supply of cards, so order early at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9686 .

Profits from the cards will be donated to the Home School Foundation
Compassion Fund.

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News: Combined Federal Campaign Donations

You may not know that the Home School Foundation is a qualified
charity for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC No. 10535).

If you are looking for a charity to designate donations for CFC or
perhaps know a military or government family who would be interested,
we hope you will consider the Home School Foundation for the 2010
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 (CFC No. 10535).

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News: Homeschool Contests Help Special Needs Children

HSLDA sponsors contests for homeschool kids all year round: essay,
art, photo, video, poetry, etc. And the proceeds from these contests
go to help the Home School Foundation's Special Needs Fund
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9699 .

Consequently, we want to promote these opportunities for homeschool
students to develop their skills and abilities and give to needy
homeschoolers at the same time. You can help us by encouraging your
family and friends to participate and get the word out about upcoming
contests. You can find out all about the contests at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9687 .

We greatly appreciate your partnership in this project that promotes
excellence and blesses the needy!

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Give to HSF while Christmas Shopping: CLICKS for Homeschooling

Here's a great way to help homeschoolers any time you shop online:
purchase materials from a company that gives to the Home School
Foundation.

All you have to do is go to Clicks for Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9688 and click on the link to the
store of your choice. Then you shop just like normal, and the store
will track that you came from the Clicks site and give a percentage of
what you spend to the Foundation.

You don't pay any extra--all you have to do is go to the Clicks site
first, and the company you are buying from does the rest.

The Foundation has this Clicks affiliate agreement with dozens of
retailers including Amazon.com, Answers in Genesis, Family Christian
Stores, Rosetta Stone, Barnes and Noble, National Geographic, Staples,
and many, many others.

The Clicks program annually generates over $30,000 in donations to the
Foundation's Compassion Fund http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9680 .

Shop Now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9688

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Homeschoolopoly!

Homeschoolopoly is the only homeschool board game in the world.
Designed for and by homeschoolers, it combines all the fun and
educational qualities of the old fashioned family favorite, while
celebrating the best of homeschooling.

Now HSLDA members can purchase the game for 25% off the retail price,
and $1.05 of every game purchased is donated to the Home School
Foundation! Your entire family can have fun and give to other
homeschooling families in need at the same time.

Buy Homeschoolopoly now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9689

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Seasonal Savings on HSF Cookbook

Spice up your holiday table--and someone else's--with delicious
recipes like Party Pumpkin Biscuits, Tomato Bisque Soup, and a no-fail
version of Mamie Eisenhower Sugar Cookies.

This Christmas, buy two or more copies of "Family Favorites from the
Homeschool Kitchen" and you'll receive $5.00 off the regular price of
each cookbook!

Inside, find over 300 inspiring recipes for nearly every occasion,
from appetizers and beverages to breads, main dishes, vegetables,
sweets, and more.

Order now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9690

Offer good through December 17, 2010. Order by Dec. 17 to receive in
time for Christmas.

This is a limited-time offer and is not valid with any other coupon or
gift certificate. All proceeds from the sale of this cookbook go to
help needy homeschoolers through the Home School Foundation.

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Give in Honor or Memory of a Loved One

The Foundation welcomes love gifts given in honor or memory of an
individual.
The following gifts have recently been given:

The following all in loving memory of Beverly Eileen Dugle:
Victoria Benevides
Bob and Julie Brown
Marlene Cornell
Frank and Cathy Creed
James and Bettie Davidson
Paul Davis
Thomas Dugle
Mr. and Mrs. William Lloyd
Olga and Michael McGee
Michelle Middleton
Debra Mullikin
Maryalice Newborn
Nathan and Danette Short
Regie Soriano
Jeffrey Updyke
The Chubb Federal Insurance Company
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The following all in loving memory of Beverly Jane Easley:
Angela Nichols
Linda Rankins
The Young Married Sunday School Class at Lakeview Baptist Church
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Lorraine Fuerst in loving memory of Mr. Harland Mann
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Scott and Linda Watson in honor of Peter LaRock

To give in honor or memory of an individual, please visit the HSF
website and click the "donate in memory/honor of an individual"
dropdown. http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9691

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Stay Updated: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Join the growing number of supporters of HSF on Facebook
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9692 and Twitter
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9693 to stay in touch with what HSF
is doing and ways you can be involved. Invite your friends so they too
can learn about the Foundation's work. Also check out our videos on
YouTube http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9694 and follow our channel
to stay updated when new videos are posted.

You can also link to the Home School Foundation on your blog or
website with our banners. http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9695

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Featured Fund: Children of Single Parents

"How do I thank you for being the love of Christ to my children and
me?" wrote Heather, a single mom we helped recently. "This is what you
have exhibited and done by granting us the ability to purchase school
curricula. You have enabled my children to learn in an environment of
true freedom."

Homeschooling is difficult enough without adding abandonment, abuse,
and other hard family circumstances to the mix. Single parents and
their children trying to homeschool face enormous difficulties. HSF is
dedicated to helping single parents who are committed to their
children, to homeschooling, and to the Lord.

"After two years of homeschooling, I was at my end," Heather
continued. "I stood believing, but not seeing, how it would be
possible to continue homeschooling my now 9th and 10th graders at the
academic levels and with the fullness of opportunity they deserve,
being a single mother and recent college graduate, struggling to find
steady work."

Read the full note:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9696

Find out more about the Children of Single Parent's Fund:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9697

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Share Your Story

Tell how HSF has impacted your family's life or why you decided to get
involved in the Foundation's work. Send your stories with 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=9698

*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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