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February 29, 2016

How to Maximize Your Tax Refund This Year

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Tax season is upon us, and in addition to the inevitable appointment with the accountant (or in many cases, the home computer and a bottle of Advil), comes the age old question–

What should we do with our tax refund this year?

Certainly many good options exist–a boost to your savings account or a trip to somewhere warm–but this year we’d like to invite you to consider using your tax refund to help others in need. With the average tax refund hovering near $3,000, imagine the good that could be done with a fraction of that money. Here are some brief ideas:

Providing us with a matching grant, Lifesong blessed us so that we could be a blessing to Kade and his birthmom and family.
–Garrett and Hollie

Here at Lifesong we have a long list of needs that could be met with a tax refund, but our goal isn’t necessarily to convince you to give to Lifesong. We simply want to inspire you to think bigger with what you receive this year. As Luke 12:48 says, “For unto whom much is given, of him shall be much required.”

Jamleck Mburu, called JJ by his friends, was born and raised in Kenya. Known for his strong work ethic and commitment to excellence, he was sponsored to come to the United States to attend college. Following graduation, he began returning to the schools in the area of Kenya where he grew up in order to help end the cycle of poverty. He poured out his personal resources until he was broke in order to affect change. In his words–

The money you get … make it a seed. Don’t make it the fruit. Don’t eat it; plant it. You can spend your money on fruit and share it and that’s fine, but if you take it and use it as seed, you have a whole tree to yourself. 


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