December 18, 1896 archive

December 18

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Fun Fact: Santa Claus is also known as Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children. That means he looks after children!

Charity of the Day: Healing the Children Northeast Inc, volunteer surgeons and nurses provide free medical treatment to the world’s poorest children.

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December 17

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Fun Fact: The only female deer that grow antlers are reindeer. Both the males (boys) and females (girls) grow antlers, but the males shed their antlers by mid November. The female reindeer keep their antlers until spring.

Charity of the Day: Dream Factory Inc, granting wishes to children that deal with pain and illness everyday.

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December 16

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Fun Fact: The largest Christmas stocking was made in Italy in 2011 by the volunteer emergency services organization Pubblica Assistenza Carrara e Sezioni. The stocking is 168 feet 5.65 inches (51 m 35 cm) long and 70 feet 11.57 inches (21m 63 cm) wide. You can fit a lot of presents in this stocking!

Charity of the Day: Dreams Come True, dedicated to granting dreams for children with life-threatening illnesses.

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