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  • Doug Brendel

Santa claws?

I confess, I never really liked “Giving Tuesday.”

A lot of good causes benefit, but ... it feels a little like “clawing” to me.

Anyway, we don’t do it. We just do whatever we can with whatever friends give.

Lots of friends help. Those who give monthly really keep New Thing going.

I’m grateful. People in Belarus are grateful.

But with various pressures, some friends now have to step back from giving monthly.

Going into 2024, we’ll receive $800 less every month. (For a small organization like New Thing, that’s a lot.)

So this year during the holidays, as you think about your year-end giving...

I invite you to consider giving monthly to New Thing in the coming year.

For convenient auto-giving, go online, here (click on “monthly”).

Or ask your bank to auto-send a check each month.

Either way, you’ll help a lot of people, in a lot of difficult situations, across Belarus.

For more about New Thing, visit Or email me.

And whether you give monthly or occasionally or not at all...

Thank you for journeying with New Thing!

More adventures to come!

Much love,

Doug Brendel

(Photos by Oleg Yarovenko)

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