We believe that the greatest gifts are best shared with others. Sometimes it's the exchanging of unique gifts carefully selected for a friend. Other times it's the gifts of sharing presence and conversation. Ultimately, we believe the greatest gifts are given to us daily from our Creator. It's our hope that this store is a small reflection of the beauty and grace found in the greatest gift. And it's our hope that this store allows for the opportunity to share both time and gifts with friends.
A Life-Giving Library
the greatest gift donated $1,000 to CURE International this week raised through donations from store patrons. From left, Matt Tuckey, Kristin Tuckey of the greatest gift, Corey Deangelo, Vice President of CURE International, and Micah Deangelo.
A small shop in downtown Carlisle envisioned making a big difference, aiming to raise enough money for CURE International to cover the cost of a life-changing surgery for a child. Due to the generosity of its patrons and staff, the greatest gift realized their goal this week and presented a check for $1,000 to CURE.
Starting in December over the holiday season, the greatest gift featured a “Giving Library” where store patrons would come, take a new or gently used book, and consider a donation of any amount toward the fundraising goal for CURE. Many individuals brought books to add to the library and / or contributed financially for the books they took with them. As the giving initiative gained traction, others joined the efforts with their own creative ideas. One store patron hand-made decorative eggs and offered them over the Easter season for a contribution to CURE.
CURE is a non-profit organization that operates charitable hospitals and programs internationally where patients experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity. According to their website, the children served have conditions like clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, untreated burns, and hydrocephalus. Without treatment, they will have little hope for a future. Many will die from their condition.