December 2012 Newsletter

Homeless Child Eating Lunch

Dear friend of Loaves & Fishes,

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Namaste! May the blessings of the season fall abundantly upon you and your family and may peace bless our world in the New Year.

Our holiday gift to you is to share the beautiful words of Aung San Suu Kyi in her 2012 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. She was actually awarded the Prize back in 1991 but was not able to accept the award until this year when she was finally released from house arrest by the Burmese government.

“Every kindness I received, small or big, convinced me that there could never be enough of it in our world. To be kind is to respond with sensitivity and human warmth to the hopes and needs of others. Even the briefest touch of kindness can lighten a heavy heart. Kindness can change the lives of people…

Ultimately our aim should be to create a world free from the displaced, the homeless and the hopeless, a world of which each and every corner is a true sanctuary where the inhabitants will have the freedom and the capacity to live in peace. Every thought, every word, and every action that adds to the positive and the wholesome is a contribution to peace. Each and every one of us is capable of making such a contribution. Let us join hands to try to create a peaceful world where we can sleep in security and wake in happiness.”

Your many acts of kindness and generosity throughout the year have lightened the burden of homelessness upon our brothers and sisters here in Sacramento. Thank you for your caring hearts and actions.

During this blessed season, will you please make an extra donation to help the “least amongst us?” Your financial support at this time ensures that an open door and warm meal will greet each person in need throughout the coming year.

Imagine being so poor and so alone that the only Christmas gift you receive is from Loaves & Fishes. For some of our guests this year, as every year, that will be true. That is why we make every effort to make our Holiday meal a true feast – glazed ham, lots of side dishes, home-made pies. And we make sure that every guest is wished “Merry Christmas,” and given a Christmas stocking stuffed with practical items and goodies. You can donate one or more of the needed items listed on our Stockings Page or make a financial contribution and we’ll do the shopping.

Peace & Love

P.S. One of the miracles of Loaves & Fishes is that the food for each meal we serve costs only $1.42, becuase of all the wonderful volunteer labor and donated food. So your gift of $14.20 will feed 10 people! Or if your family, congregation, company or group would really like to make an impact, you can feed every single hungry man, womand and child who comes to Loaves & Fishes for one day by donating $795.20. You can donate online right now.

   

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