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  • Writer's pictureFather Lance W. Harlow

A Cinderella Story?

I received in the mail this week some touching thank-you cards from the boys and girls at the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. The St. Nicholas Project supports the children's home with material and financial donations. This year we expanded our shoe program to include donations for the purchase of slippers for the kids.

The cottages where the children live can have chilly floors during our Vermont winters. This weekend the temperature reached -19 degrees (yes, below 0).

Among the various handmade thank-you cards, there was one with a photo of a girl modeling her new slippers. She had a big smile and was so proud of them. These were no ordinary slippers! They looked very large, warm and comfy. I'm not exactly sure what they are, but you can see for yourself in the picture below.

Do you remember the famous fairy tale in which there was once a girl named Cinderella who, when she had the perfect fitting footwear, fell in love with a handsome prince, married him and lived happily ever after? The Kurn Hattin Homes for Children makes Cinderella stories happen every day. Maybe not marrying a handsome-prince-kind of story, but the Homes does take the children from one type of past life and create for them the possibility of a future oriented to a new life. And that is no fairy tale.

For that reason, the continuing mission of the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children is a necessary and beneficial mission for all the boys and girls who live and go to school there. And, The St. Nicholas Project is committed to supporting Kurn Hattin in the fulfillment of its mission. After all, who doesn't love a happy ending?

Our St. Nicholas Project donors make Cinderella stories happen with their donations. If you haven't made a donation yet in this New Year, please do so today by clicking on the donate icon above. You can even wear your favorite slippers when you do it. God bless you!

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