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Joy of giving : The way of life
By: editor
In: Celebrations
Dec 26, 2014

Dear Friends,

Wish you all a merry Christmas and happy New Year! During this time of the year, we think of holidays, celebrations, church etc. Most importantly we think of Santa Claus. What a great personality – to be able to meet children and keep giving gifts! wherever he goes, children with smiling faces will welcome him, his appearance will be anticipated with great joy in any event. It is a role anyone will like to play, as it enables you to handover gifts continuously, year after year and making people around you very happy.

Do we have Santas in real life or is Santa just an imaginary character?

                     Richard Semmler from USA is a living Santa. He is a commoner like most of us,with an income just enough for him to run his family . He works in Northern Virginia Community college as a Mathematics professor. He also does two other part time jobs, may be to earn more so that he can give more! His goal is to donate 50% of his income to the needy and poor. He has been successfully doing this for the past decade.
                      He says, people can select one charity locally and one internationally, so that they wil be able to help people who live close by and also cater to the needs of people who are in other continents. The community college he works at gives life to many poor students. He has set up many scholarships for poor students. Not satisfied with just giving money, he One who does not part his wealth wouldn’t get salvation Christmas was celebrated in a grand manner at Sevalaya on 26th December 2014. gives his time also by engaging himself in constructing houses for poor people.
                        He volunteers in serving the evening meal once a week in a home for the homeless and also sponsors meals for 100 homeless people once a month. (Thanks to www.boldergiving.org, for bringing to light such people) gives his time also by engaging himself in constructing houses for poor people. He volunteers in serving the evening meal once a week in a home for the homeless and also sponsors meals for 100 homeless people once a month.
                          His goal is to donate one million dollars before he retires. He is not a big business magnet nor does he have a huge bank balance. He is like the majority who survive on the monthly salary. Santa is a real character. He dresses up like Richard and lives in our midst.

Thanks & Regards,
Murali
(Thanks to www.boldergiving.org, for bringing to light such people)