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"Rescue the Perishing"
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You are thinking of Christmas; of toys for the children, gifts f?r
friends; of .the glowing, tinselled tree; of merry shouts of little ones as
they come trooping down the stairs pn that glorious Morn; of the Christ
mast feast, of music, song, laughter. ', , - ?
You are thinking of these, yes-and of Him, that other little Child,
whose Star the Wise Men sought as it shone over the humble manger of
Bethlehem-Him, whose birthday so many earnest millions for centuries
And outside your door-the snow may be falling, the chill winds
blowing-outside your door this very Morn, hungry and shivering and
sad, other little children stand, dumbly pleading !
Can't you hear them there, tapping timidly at your door? Pause a
moment at this merry hour; draw aside the curtain and look out; there
there at your door-see the wraiths of the little ones, the starving, home
less, helpless waifs of the Near East, thousands of them, perishing of cold
and hunger, while you and yours, in the warm shelter of a happy home,
feast and are gay. ' " ?
Children of sorrow!
Five dollars a month will feed one of these children; will mean life
itself. Ten dollars a month will feed and clothe a child. Fifteen dollars
a month will feed, clothe and educate one.
Near East Relief now has over 100,000 children in its care. Thous
ands mote are waiting-outside the door. Only America can save them.
Only you are their hope. Would you fail them? Must they knock in vain?
Already, see-your heart has opened its door! Let them in, friend;
let the children in!
Make your Christmas perfect by sharing your joy even with the
"least cf these."
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SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO!
?. O. BLACK, Treasurer Near East Relief
211 Liberty National Bank Big. Columbia, South Carolina
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