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December 6, 2015

St. Nicholas Day
Who is St. Nicholas?
Known for living out Isaiah 1:17  the best way to celebrate this day is to donate your time, resources, and/or finances to local community centers that assist the "least of these." And in the spirit of stockings why not donate adult and children socks to shelters in the area as well?

Mitten Tree Day
Read The Mitten Tree and The Mitten
This is the perfect day to hold a mitten (and gloves, hats, scarves) drive to donate to your local rescue mission and/or shelters.
Give the gift of warmth this year!

Put on Your Own Shoes Day
Since the reason for this day is a mystery I'm going to make a suggestion. :)  
Many people in third world, underdeveloped countries don't have a pair of shoes to call their own. So why not donate to an organization today that provides shoes for the "least of these?"
Shoes for Orphan Souls
Goodie Two Shoes Foundation
The Shoe Bank
Heart and Sole: The MSUCOM Shoe Project
Donate Your Old (Gently Used) Shoes

National Gazpacho Day
I heard Gazpacho is a cold soup, is that true? What's that all about?
I first had Gazpacho about 10 years ago. I was hesitant at first but when it hit my taste buds I became a believer! This is the only recipe I have ever used to make it, I just love it!

Pawnbrokers Day
The occupation of a pawnbroker
Watch the movie
Starting a Pawn Shop Business

Miners' Day
What does a miner do?
Updating our view of coal miners
A Day in the Life of a Coal Miner
5 Most Dangerous Hazards That Miners Face Daily
America’s Bloody Industry: A Worker’s History of Coal Mining

Thinking outside the box: The band Miner


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