I receive many different things in the daily e-mail, from questions on how to make it to Broadway from students to all kind of press releases. In the spirit of Christmas and giving, I'd thought I'd share this one with you.

Dear Friends,

I am really excited to Chair the committee gathering gifts for teens-in-need this holiday season through a phenomenal organization called Children's Hope Foundation.

Over the past fourteen years, CHF has helped make the quality of life for children and teens afflicted with HIV and AIDS much brighter. This year, we will be reaching out to a very special group of 11-18 year olds affiliated with CHF and Harlem Hospital.

I know we all tend to become tapped this holiday season, but if you're looking for a way to give back, please email me and I'll give you more details. FYI, last year's average amount spent was $35, and we have until December 17. I'll even coordinate picking up the gifts from you!

These kids are not only dealing day-to-day with the effects of HIV and AIDS, but come from income-challenged families. Last year, I'll never forget the look of joy on the face of a 13-year-old as he opened a box containing a Gap sweatshirt and a hat.

Thanks in advance for your interest -- and your generous hearts. Happy Holidays!


Julie Nemitz

Julie, my gift is on its way. If you'd like to make a donation you can email Julie at: Julesingr@aol.com

See you Sunday!

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