Welcome to our fifth edition of The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever®. Longtime readers may have noticed a slight change to this year's catalog cover - the addition of the slogan "Happiness Available for Sale Inside". We added it because the Catalog is one of the few places on earth you can buy happiness. Those who say you can’t buy happiness
probably have never picked up a copy of The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever. We agree it
used to be difficult to buy happiness, but this catalog makes it easy. Nothing feels
better than knowing you have comforted a sick child, provided a thanksgiving meal for
the homeless or provided help to a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
As is to be expected, the 2012 Greatest Gift Catalog Ever is nothing short of fantastic.
Again this year we have $75,000 in matching funds to make your contribution go even
further. We started this program last year and it was a great success. Instead of 100%
of everything given directly through the catalog going to the organizations, it is up to an
amazing 200%. Contributions to 13 of the 15 organizations will once again be matched
dollar for dollar by other donors. The complete details of the program are on page 39.
We are always pleased to highlight the work of organizations that are new to the
catalog. This year the board has selected three fantastic organizations: Northside
Inter-Community Agency (NICA), CASA of Tarrant County (Court Appointed Special
Advocates) and The Women's Center. In addition, there are many new programs
featured from some of your favorite non-profits that are returning to the catalog. In
addition, please do not forget to check out our new Golden Gifts section for other
amazing ways to help make an impact.
Each year I look over the first draft of the catalog I am humbled by the efforts and
support of the community in making this project a reality. A list of these incredible
people is on pages 41-43. I encourage you to support them as well. Thanks again to
the donors, supporters, volunteers and sponsors for making the 2012 Greatest Gift
Catalog Ever, simply the greatest gift catalog ever!
Elliot and Heather Goldman