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Discover true extravagance this Christmas

posted by Tom Davis

Based on last week’s record-breaking Black Friday sales numbers, it looks like we’re on our way to an extravagant Christmas season. Retailers took in $7 billion more than last year for a total of $52.4 billion this weekend.

Yet, all those extravagant boxes of earthly treasure are completely empty. 

This Christmas, be extravagant for orphans. Give generously to alleviate their suffering. Spend yourself on behalf of the poor. Don’t hold back. Join Change Their Story and start raising money today. 

Let’s show the world what true extravagance really is! That’s what I want to do with my Christmas. How about you?

Take a minute to watch this video about how one young woman makes an extravagant decision to give up her Christmas wishes to help an orphan in Africa…

I invite you to become an extravagant giver this year by joining Change Their Story. You are invited to sign up and fundraise for orphans who are starving and girls who are targeted by sex traffickers. 

Your family will never be the same.

And if you aren’t ready to take that step, then consider making a donation or supporting one of our HopeRaisers. See the full list here.

Thank you for partnering with HopeChest. Together we can make this Christmas an extravagant blessing to orphans who need our support now more than ever before.



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Ruth

posted November 29, 2011 at 6:08 pm


love this! need more info so i can broadcast it to canada — is funds contributed tax deductible? canadian donations too? or how does this work.

fired up!



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The Malloys

posted November 29, 2011 at 11:21 pm


Dear Tom,
My husband and I understand making the sacrifice you mention. Joyous, and surprisingly easy. You never miss the stuff.

However, I just feel I should point out that we also need for people to spend money, this year perhaps more than any other, in US history. We need to stimulate growth, jobs and the GDP. We cannot afford for this Christmas to fail in terms of retail sales and all that goes with that. The issues are obvious, and I know you understand.

I more than support where you are coming from. However, if small to medium businesses (like ours) fail due to flat or decreased sales, there go million of jobs. There go your donors, too. Even corporate charitable donations ride on the economy, and we are talking cumulatively 100’s of millions in giving. (Including countless retailers, from Tiffany & Co. and Macy’s to Lowe’s or Harry and David.)

I hope you can appreciate my perspective. I know you have to raise funds, and I think presenting the option to people, to GIVE instead of get is brilliant. Children SHOULD be taught this, for certain! I pray you have a bountiful season, Tom. Merry Christmas to you and your family. We love you.

All the best,
Kris and Pat Malloy
Harvest Cathedral
Macon, GA



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