Reminder for Tuesday Dec. 3: Now is the time to try and get a matching gift for PET to double your partnership in mobility. Gifts given one month are received at PET the next with a list of names, addresses and amount from each.
Excerpt: Global Ministries will allocate the “matching funds” dollar for dollar up to the first $500,000 in gifts to Advance projects received online on December 3, 2013, between 12:00 a.m. EST and 11:59 p.m. A maximum of $10,000 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $50,000 in matching funds.
This link goes straight to our approved PET mission project donation page:
*** December 3 is also the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
sponsored by the United Nations since 1992. Each year has a different
focus. This is an excerpt from the page on this special day:
“Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s
population, live with some form of disability!
Around the world, persons with disabilities face physical, social, economic
and attitudinal barriers that exclude them from participating fully and
effectively as equal members of society. They are disproportionately
represented among the world’s poorest, and lack equal access to basic
resources, such as education, employment, healthcare and social and legal
support systems, as well as have a higher rate of mortality. In spite of
this situation, disability has remained largely invisible in the mainstream
development agenda and its processes.”
See full write up at http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1607
What is love? Love is caring for others whether they are a neighbor,
family, co-worker, friend or enemy.
Kathy Maynard, Business Administrator
(14 year PET and Container volunteer)