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November 26, 2010

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I love this idea! I have always been against the commercialism of Black Friday. However, I never thought to utilize the day in a way that gives. Unfortunately, this year, even if we had wanted to, giving would have been impossible.

My husband just lost his job a couple of weeks ago and we have five children. My husband had an alcoholic relapse and our life fell apart. He is now going to meetings for the first time and is turning things back around. I wish the job part was that easy.

Anyway, sorry about rambling on. I just know how much it would have helped if someone had stopped and did a "Give Friday" for us and paid our rent or electricity bill.

On the other side of the coin, for those who wonder "what's in it for me?" trust me...A LOT! The joy of watching someone's face light up because you just removed a load from their shoulders that felt unbearable is so moving that it's impossible to explain!

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