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Tis the Season for Giving —Cagle

December 2010

It is that time of year once again when we disregard our own troubles and stop to consider those poor souls who are far less fortunate than us. In turn, we can be grateful for the blessings we do have in our lives while reaching out to make someone's darker days a little brighter.

During the month of December, I would like to post the charitable efforts from our printing industry fraternity in a blog or blogs. Send them along to my attention at with a quick explanation of what you did and who benefitted from the effort.

We know you're busy, so don't bother with a formal press release. A simple e-mail saying, "Hey, we raised $2,500 for the local soup kitchen with an all-night bowl-a-thon" will suffice. We'll call if we need more information.

Why highlight charity now? In the words of Charles Dickens, Christmas is a time when want is keenly felt and abundance rejoices. And frankly, a little happy news wouldn't hurt. It would be a pleasant diversion from the tone of our news pages during 2010. I've never seen so many printing stories involving litigation in one year.

Please send us information regarding your charitable initiatives. We'll start it off with one:

DocuSource of NC sponsored the inaugural Triangle Game Initiative's charity golf tournament. The event, held Oct. 15 at Eagle's Ridge golf course in Raleigh, NC, raised more than $1,000 for the Eastern North Carolina chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The funds will go toward granting the wishes of two local children.

DocuSource provided all of the printed materials for the tournament. It has long been a supporter of community events in its home town of Research Triangle Park, NC, backing the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, Meals on Wheels, the Women's Center of Wake County and Durham Rescue Missions, to name a few.

Let's celebrate the spirit of the season with some more news of good deeds done for those who need a helping hand.

TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS: With a 35-mile, one-way commute to the offices of North American Publishing, there's ample opportunity to see a lot of things, some of which can't really be discussed in a B2B context or a family magazine. And, we like to think of our little slice of publishing heaven as a family. But now and then, I'll stumble onto something print-related during my tortuous trek.



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