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"Rescue The Perishing"
You are thinking of Christmas; of toys for the children, gifts for friends;
of the glowing, tinselled tree; of merry shouts of little ones as they come
trooping down the stairs on that glorious Morn; of the Christmas feast, of
music, song, laughter.
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 have celebrated.
And outside your door the snow may be falling, the chill winds low
ing; outside your door this very Morn, hungry and shivering, and sad, other
little children stand, humbly pleading!
Can't you hear them there, tapping timidly at your door? Pause a mo
ment 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, homeless,
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 more 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 itsidoor! Let them in, friend
let the children in!
Make your Christmas perfect by sharing your joy even with the "least
Please send your contributions to:
NEAR EAST RELIEF.,
211 Liberty National Ilank Building, Columbia, S. C.
E. 0. BLACK, Teeasurer,.