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Tis the Season

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : November 29, 2004

Amount the average American will spend on Christmas presents this year (not including food, decoration, and travel expenses): $730 (according to Gallup)

Per capita income of someone in Sierra Leone or Somalia: $500

So, while Americans spend a total of over $200 Billion on Christmas shopping, think about how far $200 Billion would go towards meeting real needs.  

Merry Christmas.

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2 Responses to “Tis the Season”

  1. off shore fisherman on November 29th, 2004 2:01 pm

    God forgive us….

  2. .:dydimustk:. on December 6th, 2004 9:43 pm

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    From missionThink:
    Tis the Season

    Amount the average American will spend on Christmas presents this year (not including food, decoration, and travel expenses): $730 (according to Gallup)

    Per capita income of someone in Sierra Leone or Somalia: $…

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