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2009 Year-End Giving: Last Chance to Provide “Gifts Of Hope”

The last day of 2009 is quickly approaching… and the ball is going to drop in Times Square in just a few days to signify the beginning of a New Year: 2010.

Thanks to the prayers and generosity of so many of you – it has been an incredible year. You have helped to educate and empower hundreds of children in the largest urban slum community in Central America: Guatemala City’s La Limonada.

As we wrap up the year, we ask you to consider giving a year-end donation. Charitable gifts to Lemonade International can provide you with special tax benefits as well as helping us to meet our goals.

Year-end donations will go to our Gifts Of Hope campaign – to provide shoes and backpacks filled with school supplies to 76 more children from two schools ($50 for each child) and bonuses for 4 teachers in La Limonada ($250 for each teacher).

As of today 274 children’s “Back To School Packages”, 35 High School Scholarships and 30 Teacher’s Bonuses have been covered by a total of $24,700 in donations.

We currently need to raise an additional $4,800 to meet our goal of providing every child with a Back To School Package and every teacher with a bonus by the end of the year.

To give a secure online gift, please go to our Donation Page and choose the “Christmas – Gift Of Hope” fund. In the comments box explain how you would like your gift to be applied. As always, gifts of any amount will help significantly.

As you get ready to make your year-end gift, please keep in mind that you can receive tax and additional economic benefits from gifted assets. Please consider giving donations of stock, real estate, business interests and other non-cash assets through our Ministry Fund with The Christian Foundation of the Triangle.

If giving by mail, donations need to be postmarked by December 31, 2009 to be applied to your charitable contributions for the current tax year. Please mail checks to:

Lemonade International
PO Box 26204
Raleigh, NC 27611

Thank you for the incredible impact you have made on the lives of the children and families of La Limonada in 2009. We look forward to another great year together!

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