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Santa's Gift: True Stories of Courage, Humor, Hope and Love [Hardcover]

By Jeffrey W. Comment (Author) & Warren Buffett (Foreword by)
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Complete with color photos and illustrations, "Santa's Gift" sets the standard for explaining what one gets when one gives and provides guidance on bridging the gap between faith and fortune by volunteering, donating, or even beginning a new outreach program.

Publishers Description
"All of the Author Proceeds will be donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation"
"In his Santa activities, Jeff has redefined family, embracing all children as if they were his own. His stories about those children will inspire you as they have me."
Warren Buffett, Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
"It is important to get involved. When I see how grateful people are, that s the biggest thrill for me. Go see for yourself. The rewards are incredible."
Sir Elton John
"The stories in this book are about children and families who are facing their worst fears and still show their courage. Without this kind of action in the face of fear, it is impossible to move forward."
Kate Carr, President and CEO,
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation
With reflections by:
Sir Elton John, Warren Buffett, Norman Lear, Donna Karan, Michael Eisner, Toys "R" Us CEO John Eyler, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Michael Glaser, Reverend Craig McElvain, Congressman Mark Kirk, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation President and CEO Kate Carr, Kim Webster, and more

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Wiley
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.2" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   0.81 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2002
Publisher   Wiley
ISBN  0471225150  
ISBN13  9780471225157  
UPC  723812225156  

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More About Jeffrey W. Comment & Warren Buffett

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! JEFFREY W. COMMENT is Chairman and CEO of Helzberg Diamonds, a Berkshire Hathaway company. His experiences as Santa motivated him to start the "Santa s Gift" program, a volunteer opportunity involving executives that has been adopted by the General Electric Elfun Society and other organizations. All of his proceeds from this book will be donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is the leading worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying, funding, and conducting pediatric HIV/AIDS research as well as promoting global education, awareness, and compassion about HIV/AIDS in children. In addition, the Foundation is committed to working on other serious and life-threatening diseases facing children through the newly created Glaser Pediatric Research Network.

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santa's gift  Nov 6, 2002
Uplifting  Oct 13, 2002
Every Christmas Helzberg Diamonds CEO Jeffrey Comment dons a Santa costume to provide gifts to children in several hospitals across the United States. Mr. Comment has found that by giving time and energy to a worthy cause, he gains much more back. This book includes encouraging comments from famous individuals advocating that good deeds is as important as donating money, but the Samaritan obtains much more with the activity than the targeted audience does ever gains. Some of the anecdotal true stories will leave the reader sad yet uplifted as this gift lives up to its subtitle of True Stories of Courage, Humor, Hope and Love. In the back is a list of nonprofit organizations that try to make a difference, but most significant is the inspirational message that if everyone one of us stopped being couch potatoes and becoming involved, we will make a difference.

Harriet Klausner

Wonderful inspiring gift for adults and kids  Oct 4, 2002
With all the headlines about corporate greed, it's refreshing to find an executive who thinks not only about his business but about less fortunate people as well. Sure, lots of companies donate gifts at Christmas but Mr. Comment does more. Every year he visits children at different kid's hospitals, visiting with them and bringing them a stuffed bear. Of course, he hopes he's bringing good cheer to the kids--but he also listens to the hospital staff and the parents. His stories are sad and heartwarming. The real bonus is the back of the book section on charities that show people how easy it is to help someone else, regardless of your income or background.

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