Not even a recession will hold back Americans when it comes to spending money. What if we were as eager to give as we are to spend? We could change the world. No, really, we could! Friday, Americans were out in droves fighting fatigue, traffic and fellow shoppers to get the best deals on new stuff for Christmas. The preliminary numbers for spending on Friday are estimated at $10.6 Billion. That's an increase of 3% over last year. $10.6 Billion is over half of what's needed annually to end world hunger.
The Luxury Fund gives 100% of the money that we collect to 4 organizations who are working hard to change the lives of people all over the world by freeing slaves, providing clean drinking water for people who don't have it, mosquito nets for kids who are likely to contract malaria from mosquito bites and loving homes and counseling for girls who have been set free from sex slavery.
Isn't that worth more than an X Box, iPhone, or the latest Hannah Montana paraphernalia? I think so.
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