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Hop on Santa’s Sleigh

Every year we engineer an effort that we call Santa’s Sleigh. Our simple goal is to anonymously give a little Christmas to families or individuals in need. Santa’s Sleigh partners with churches, service organizations, hospitals and charitable groups to reach out in a personal way without disclosing who we are. This is done through what we call the Spirit of Santa. The original St. Nicholas worked anonymously and did all …
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Lessons from a Christmas with No Money

The best Christmas we ever had was the Christmas when we had nothing. A series of events during a difficult year led to that best Christmas. In early April I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A rush of doctor visits, a surgery, and months of recovery led to an extended period of time away from my work. As Thanksgiving approached I was still too weak and sick to return to …
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Operation Christmas Cheer

Under the auspices of Santa’s Sleigh we run a simple effort every year, something we call Operation Christmas Cheer. Operation Christmas Cheer aims to make the holiday season brighter for some folks who might not be able to enjoy it as in years past. The inspiration for this, candidly, was my Mom, who had seen her world become smaller and smaller due to declining health. In the last years of …