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Hendersonville, NC, women fight human trafficking

Sewing project in India offers dignity, source of income From left, Annie Fritschner, Lisa Clark and Robin Reed show some of the hearth scarves created by women in a life-changing sewing project in Durgapur, India. By Beth Beasley De Bona Halifax Media Group Correspondent Published: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:01 p.m. Shopping for fabric […]

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Hearts, Flowers and True Love

According to Nielson research, by Valentine’s Day 2014, we will have bought 86 million pounds of chocolate. We will have purchased about 144 million Valentine’s Day cards, and according to the Society of American Florists’ estimate, we will also have bought 200 million roses. The National Retail Federation estimates that $4 billion will be spent […]

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What Do the Numbers Mean?

In 2012, according to the pet industry trackers, Americans spent approximately $53 billion with a B on our pets –food, care, clothing,¬†jewelry and whatever we spoiled them with. In the same year, $300 billion with a B was contributed to US registered501 (c) 3¬†causes, foundations and faith-based initiatives. In the same year, Americans spent approximately […]

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