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December 30, 2013 | 12:23 PM
As we begin another New Year together, we have much to be thankful for. “You” our loyal supporters, the many businesses and corporations that provide support to our organization and a special thank you to our donors that provide our matching grant inspiration throughout the year.

Just this week we have been notified by Fox Charities that they would like to start out 2014 with a $25,000 Matching Grant to help inspire our donors through the lean months of winter. They are aware of the great need for our kind of hands on charity work to alleviate the pains and suffering of the poverty stricken. Fox Charities knows that the great need for this assistance is year round.

January and February are our slowest months for donations. The winter months are the hardest months for our fellow creations due to high utility expenses, car repairs, illness and the much higher risks of homelessness during the dangerously cold months.

Your utilities will not be disconnected during winter but come April 15 you had better have your bill up to date or you then risk disconnection. The need for car repairs, tires and transportation assistance is year round, but much higher in the winter months. It would be dangerous to ride your bike or walk to work in some of the extreme winter weather we often have.

Some of our recent recipients have been through some very tough times. We continue to see our fellow creations suffer with disabilities, health care crisis’s and job loss.

We will continue to bring assistance to the senior citizens, handicapped, single mothers with children and working poor families pleading for our help.

We cannot thank Fox Charities enough for their continued generous support. We will show our gratitude by working hard to alleviate the suffering of our fellow Americans. It is not an easy road. It does not always have simple solutions. It often entails hard work and tears.

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But we are not afraid to take on the responsibility we feel to Fox Charities, you, our donors, and all the good people turning to us for a helping hand.

This past week saw assistance brought to a nearly homeless mother with two children. Loss of child support and a reduction in hours at work caused the financial shortfall. They are now moved into a more affordable rental and given a financial buffer to carry them through this trying time. We then helped a working poor family struggling between jobs. The mother suffered a serious illness and one of the children struggles with disabilities.

They are now caught up on rent and can manage with the father’s new job. A widowed father with young children was given some help from volunteers and some help with food and rent, along with clothing and a few toys for the children. A senior citizen was provided with a much needed car to allow her to help other seniors with their transportation needs.

As we all make our resolutions to improve something in our lives this coming New Year let’s keep in mind the many in need of the most basic daily necessities. Your resolution may be to lose weight, while a poverty stricken families may be to provide much needed food for their children. When you skip your daily coffee drink or fast food snack, consider putting that money aside for those less fortunate.

You will be amazed how quickly it adds up and how good you feel in the process of making a difference. When your goal is to get more exercise maybe consider volunteering your time at the local animal shelter walking our homeless animal friends that have so much unconditional love to share, or helping to unload food deliveries at the food pantry.

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Many will benefit from your exercise goals. We receive many comments from people that the only level of involvement they can have is making a monetary donation. Every organization is in great need of monetary donations. It is what keeps our doors open and our assistance possible. We could not do our work if you were not there supporting us every step of the way. Feel proud of what we have achieved together this past year. Feel inspired to do even more good throughout our communities in the coming year. We thank God and all of you for helping us feel that motivation and energy to continue on our good works in 2014.

Together we will continue to remove the many pains of poverty including, hunger, loneliness, fear and homelessness. Together we provide hope, compassion, care, shelter, food ... all the necessities of daily life, through our caring and sharing. God bless all of you for helping. We wish all of you a very Happy New Year.

Health and happiness,

God bless everyone,

W.C./Sal

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Matching grant

God bless Fox Charities for providing The Time Is Now to Help with a $25,000 Matching Grant in the new year. Fox Charities will match every dollar you give, doubling your assistance to those in desperate need ... especially now in our harsh, cold winter.

Donation information

There are many coming to us in desperation. Our good fellow creations need our compassion. Together we make a big difference. Make checks payable to: The Time Is Now to Help, P.O. Box 1, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. The Time Is Now to Help is a federally recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization licensed in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois. You will receive a tax deductible, itemized thank you receipt showing how your donation provided assistance for the poverty stricken.

Thank yous

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Fox Charities, Dick and Jean Honeyager, The Summertime Foundation, Clarence and Marilyn Schawk, Schawk Family Foundation, The Geneva Inn, Kunes’ Country Stateline Superstore, Kunes’ Country Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Employees, Lake Geneva Area Realty, Paul Ziegler, Ziegler Charitable Foundation, Geneva Lake Developement Corp., East Troy Lioness Club, Badgerland Financial, Martin Group, John Stensland and Family, Bernard Labovitch, Allen Hermansen, Donald and Emily Henderson, Mary Kay Ring, Steven and Laurie Terhark, Edward Hechmann, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schuberth, JP Ieronimo, Robert and Mary Ann Bulgrin, Barbara Hoppe, Randall and Margaret Smith, Jean Zitzler, Pauline Leseberg, Michael and Susan Gregersen, Randy Christenson, Peter and Debbi Kroening, Vena Bodine, Joseph and Cecilia Kowalski, William and Ruth Rorig, Milton and Carol Ann Ancevic, Carolyn May Essel, George and Lauretta Clettenberg, Steve Thornton, John and Vickie Geier, Jill Weckesser, Lee and Betty Hayles, Scott and Patricia Christensen, Geri Hinton, Robert and Linda Mylin, Timothy Greene, Kathleen McGuire, Joseph and Lois Haas, Greg and Cheryl Cupp, Jeanette Logterman, Frank and Donna Scherkenbach, Leland and Linda Swenson, Marvin Hersko and Audrey Wunderlin-Hersko, John Race, Jerry Polek, Joan Rietz, Maggie Clow, Lydia Polek, Daniel and Katherine Flaherty, Gail Baccetti, Jean Ripple, Barry Rueckert, Douglas Thorp, W.C. Family Resource Center/Food Pantry volunteers, and all the God-loving volunteers of all our caring pantries, all of you who support The Time Is Now to Help donation boxes, and the businesses that allow our donation boxes.

Anyone who would like a Time Is Now donation box in your business, please call (262) 249-7000.

Honoraries and memorials

The employees of Dr. Charles Puntillo in his honor for Christmas. Tuesday Night Bunco Group in honor of Les and Pauline Malsch. Patricia Merrifield in honor of Anna Mae and Russell Boothroyd. Diane Wunderlin as a Christmas gift in honor of Marvin Hersko and Audrey Wunderlin-Hersko.

Sal and Corinne in memory of Edwin Meltzer.

Donations

Please contact Love, Inc. for all your furniture, clothing and household item donations. Call 262-763-2743 or 262-763-6226 to schedule pick-up. We are no longer affiliated with Chris Ann’s Resale Shop.

Please visit

www.timeisnowtohelp.org

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