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LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH, AND LET IT BEGIN WITH ME

Dear Friend,

Do you ever have those “ah-ha” moments? It’s like life saying “Hey - great idea right here!”. I love those moments. I was listening to Spotify the other day and heard a Christmas commercial. I didn’t really pay much attention to it except for one song, with lyrics of “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me”. It got me thinking about the power of us, we, me, and you. Ah-ha! That’s what I’ll write about as we prepare to enter the holiday season.

What do you think of when you hear the word Peace? I hear solemnity, safety, and completeness. I think about being able to help a child feel the magic of the holiday season because of the generosity of neighbors like you. I think about a family sitting down and sharing a Thanksgiving meal because of the kindness that you give when you give. To me, Peace means that we help a senior avoid homelessness because we could provide an option. Peace is action; Peace is kindness; Peace is possible because of you. Can you help us this holiday season to create waves of peace? A gift of $150 will help us serve.

“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me”. What a great call to action. As the Sharing Center enters another year of being a resource for neighbors in our community, I go back to that line, “Let it begin with me”. Our work is not possible without your support. The children we feed, the families we support, and the food we distribute are all a result of you stepping up to promote a community that we can all live in. In 2021, we dealt with a continued pandemic, which required us to be purposeful with the resources you give

us. We continued to serve because people relied on us.

Thanks to your donations, in 2021 we distributed a record amount of food right here in our community. Would you consider a donation of $150 to continue this work?

Peace during this holiday season is a theme used quite a bit in Hallmark movies. The prodigal son returns, the couple reunites, the miracle is achieved. It makes for great TV, but it is also something that happens every day because of your support. I see the smiles, the tears, the hope that our work brings. “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me, you, us!” May the joy of the holiday season bring you peace. Thank you for your kindness and support.

Sharon Pomaville, Executive Director

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