Friday, December 16, 2005

This Is What I Am Asking Santa For This Year...

A friend at church who is a huge advocate for orphans of the world (2 now call her "mom") let me know about this very worthwhile charitable organization: Please go to this website and see how little money it takes to provide things like formula, blankets, vitamins, bouncers, cribs, wheelchairs, chickens!, surgeries, and education to children in orphanages across the world. Maybe not every family out there can bring a child home, but everybody could send $10 to keep an orphan warm. Donations actually begin at as little as $5!.

The organization also provides a way to turn gift-giving into a truly amazing act of love. You can make a donation in someone's name and they will receive a card with information about the donation that has been made in their behalf and a message from you. So, instead of buying those boxes of chocolate (they just make us fat anyway ;o/) give a gift that is meaningful and serves to improve the lives of children who may never find permanent homes. I think it would be a great way to honor the babies and children who are waiting for some of us in China. What a perfect way to focus on the true meaning of Christmas!

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