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Happy Holidays

Despite being in the midst of a pandemic, and the situation getting worse after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas is being celebrated with full en

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Facebook Is Broken

Facebook is out of control with vague and arbitrarily enforced "community standards"

Facebook Is Broken
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 is DONOR DAY – we need YOU!
If all you had for Christmas was hunger, you would understand Operation Holiday®.
Operation Holiday® is adopting hundreds of families through donor generosity and giving – providing gifts of joy during the Holidays to needy families, Kindle tablets to at-risk Seniors to prevent COVID-19 related deaths due to lack of access to medical care and providing the homeless with Walmart gift cards to buy food, clothing and toiletries. To-date through the generosity of hundreds of donors who have risen to the call of giving, we have adopted over 100 families, provided Kindles to over 60 Seniors, collected over $2,000 in Walmart gift cards for the homeless, and received $5,000 in our cash donation goal of $75,000. But there’s still so much more work to do.

DONATE, CHANGE LIVES, SHARE, REPEAT with Operation Holiday. One click can change lives: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=CY9W5LHP2YX5S
(All donations are 100% tax-deductible. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax identification number: 83-1855848)

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|Local Post|

Snow is coming, and we would love to see your pictures! Post them here or send them to josh.bakan@www.mhsaving.com.

Make sure to include your name and where the photo was taken!

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Unfortunately, some people are still not masking up when out in high-traffic public spaces. This week when I was on mask patrol downtown, an anti-masker told me it wasn’t possible to infect people with COVID-19 outside. What people like her don’t understand is that they are hurting our local businesses because many of us are not comfortable getting out of our cars and shopping or eating in Chatham when we see a lot of folks walking around maskless. #MaskUpChatham 😷 #MaskKingNJ

Unfortunately, some people are still not masking up when out...
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Santa Claus for Hire

Let Santa Claus or Elsa (the Frozen princess) visit you at doorstep this holiday season!

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Thanksgiving Day during a Pandemic

Most Americans prepare for this festival many days prior to the holiday. They decorate homes and prepare for big family gatherings.

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Christmas for Everyone – “Adopt Over 75 Families, Support Over 50 At-Risk Seniors and Help the Homeless” In Operation Holiday 2020

Hundreds of families, individuals, seniors and the homeless will benefit from the generosity of donors for the Christmas Holiday.

POWER CHANGES LIVES ("POWER"), is pleased to announce OPERATION HOLIDAY 2020. This year, POWER, through donors, will sponsor "adoptions" for over 75 families, more than 50 senior citizens, and the homeless, identified by various non-profit, community and local resources. It is the goal that all are "adopted" by donors. Operation Holiday has already launched and will end on December 11, 2020 in order to receive assistance by Christmas.

Donors help families like the Johnson's who, in addition to losing close relatives due to COVID-19, struggled with battling various medical issues causing frequent hospitalizations. As a result, the family is extreme debt, while attempting to resolve medical expenses. Without donor assistance, it would be impossible to purchase their children's wish list items such as slippers, headsets for distance learning, anything "Ryan's World" or "JoJo Siwa". Then there are families like Marcia Jacobsen, a single mother with a 6-year-old son Lathan. Diagnosed with sickle cell early in her life, she remains in chronic pain. Although in her early 30's she recently suffered a stroke, currently undergoing rehabilitation, and her condition leaves her unable to even consider purchasing Christmas gifts.

Those interested in donating should visit POWER® OPERATION HOLIDAY 2020 on Eventbrite choosing a family, senior or program to "adopt". Donors are provided the family background story and wish list. After committing they are provided the family's full name, contact and shipping information. Donors can also give a cash donation through the site or directly using Donate by PayPal to support one of our many other programs such as Project Feed ® (Friends Ensuring Every Dinner), Project Warmth® (Homeless), iLearn® (Remote musical instrument with one-on-one instruction to underserved communities), iAmArt® (Remote art instruction for students), and have the option whether to remain anonymous.

"COVID-19 has deeply impacted families and our economy. People are struggling to provide food, secure or maintain jobs, pay medical bills and rent. They are often faced with the daunting choice "food or medicine" and "rent or gifts." Holidays for many of these families is glaring reality – Christmas may not come this year" said Penny Lopez, Chairman. "We are more than confident that our amazing banded communities across the country will step up and meet the need where no opportunity to help this year is unmet".

In addition to Christmas support, POWER is also seeking donations for their Senior Connect® program which provides Kindle Fire 7 tablet technology and training to high-risk Seniors, virtually connecting them with their physicians, houses of faith, family and community wellness checks. Without this technology, many seniors are at risk for a serious medical or health event including fatalities.

POWER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (TAX ID: 83-1855848) with focus on Health, Education, Food Insecurity, Housing and Homeless, Aging and Social Justice and Reform. To learn more about POWER, visit www.powerchangeslives.com

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POWER CHANGES LIVES
operationholiday@powerchangeslives.com
(973) 866-5531

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Be sure to mask up this when you go out, Chatham. If you're going inside someplace, also consider wearing goggles. The Coronavirus is airborne! #MaskKingNJ

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Does anyone know the closest place to drop off toys for Toys for Tots?
07928 area please.