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Dean Chollar

Old Jewelry for Orphans (and a tax write-off too!)

By August 18, 2008October 3rd, 2013No Comments

Timeless Treasures for Troubled Orphans

We are excited to kick off a new project to put a smile on the face of many
orphans. As you may know, we have some 495 orphans (the CrossWay Kids) in
Sudan, mostly from the Darfur region (see They have
very limited or no medical care, a worn set of shorts and shirt, no shoes
and zero school to attend. I just heard recently, too, that some 5 children
in a nearby village died from cholera this past week (August 12, 2008).

One way you might be able to help is to prayerfully consider giving your
unwanted jewelry to CrossWay International so we can melt it down and refine
it. We have a financial institute ready to do all of this for us free of
charge. A simple gold ring or bracelet or necklace can bring hundreds of
dollars on the open market. Those involved in this kind of work are ready to
assist us, but we need your help. All we need is some old jewelry. Perhaps
you could check your jewelry box or drawers and see what you can find? Why
not send your treasures ahead of you to heaven where moths and rust do not
destroy and thieves do not steal.

Here’s a list of gold and silver jewelry we’re looking for:
1. Rings of all kinds (class rings, wedding rings, with all kinds of jewels
2. Necklaces
3. Earrings
4. Bracelets
5. Lockets, pendants and cuff links
6. Scrap dental gold (Okay, I know this sounds gross, but some people have
this. Ask Grandma and Grandpa.)

A tax receipt will also be available, as we are a non-profit, tax exempt
organization. Just package the items up and mail them to:

CrossWay International
14 Fabra Oaks Road
Boerne, TX 78006

It is our prayer and hope that this will be a source of great comfort and
help to those in need as we continue to share God’s love both spiritually
and physically.

CEO of CrossWay International

Matthew 6:19-21: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where
moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up
for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and
where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there
your heart will be also.”