Halloween, celebrated each year on October 31, is a mix of ancient Celtic practices, Catholic and Roman religious rituals and European folk traditions that blended together over time to create the holiday we know today. Halloween has long been thought of as a day when the dead can return to the earth, and ancient Celts would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off these roaming ghosts. This is also time when kids get a lot of sweets! We at SpiritClips wish you a very safe Halloween. Make it fun by sending our new photo video card Little Monsters
I have received an email from our member Hugh about his church in NY donating two weeks’ offerings to buy cleats for the Fowler High School football team.
Fowler High School has a very strong team, however the kids could not afford new cleats. Fowler sophomore Sean Kulas had a shoe blow out after someone stepped on the heel of his cleats. They were old, he said, and “worn out.” Another player practiced throughout camp with tape wrapped around the toe of his shoe to hold its sole together. Here was a real need, not a fashion statement. Fowler is the neediest high school in Syracuse. About nine in 10 students at Fowler receive free or reduced-price lunches.
The church decided to donate two weeks’ offerings to buy cleats for the team, however after collecting the money they were still short to be able to purchase new cleats for the whole team. The church asked if they could get any more contributions and the people who believed in the team donated even more. A pregnant lady opened her purse and gave her last $12. It was all she had, but she wanted to help. Someone gave her $120.00 in return for her generous offering. The lady broke down in tears as she was expecting a child and was out of work. It is inspiring to see how caring people can be towards each other.
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October is National Bully prevention month and it is time for all of us to stand up for the kids who are the victims of bullying. I was lucky to be one of the “popular” kids when I was at school, which gave me the opportunity to stand up for the kids who were being bullied. Until this day, after 10 years, the kids that I have helped are grateful for what I did. The reality is-I didn’t do much at all. I was only being their friend, that’s all. Nothing complicated or heroic, only taking the time to talk to wonderful people who were being left out. I never thought that I was helping them so much, until many years after I noticed that the friendship and love I have from those kids is very different. They love me unconditionally and their love makes my world so much more beautiful. I am so happy to know that I was able to have such a positive impact on them by simply taking the time to talk to them. What I am trying to say is that even a little step can make a huge difference. We all can make a difference! One simple thing that you could do is send our film “Red” to your friends and family and encourage them to do the same. Please spread the positive message of this film. You may also post it on Facebook from our youtube page. If you have a story that you would like to share with us please do so by going to our “tell your story” section. You never know who you will reach out to and what a life changing difference you can make.