Christmas Cheer

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​It’s Christmas time again.

I am sure you are all very busy with all kinds of preparations for this coming celebration. It is such a lovely time of year as we all celebrate with our loved ones. We think of others and remember to by being generous to others. It is a time of great excitement for our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and we delight in giving to them, and we cherish the joy and excitement they feel as they open the presents, we spent so much time finding. We feast, watch Christmas movies, and share Christmas traditions with our loved ones. It is a time of laughter and fun and thanksgiving and the greatest joy is the happiness we see in the faces of those we love and cherish. And then we will be able to bless these Angels!

But across the ocean in the lovely country of Ukraine there are many, many children who do not have parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, or neighbors out shopping and planning for them. They have lived their lives as orphans, alone. Their days are full of schedules and caretakers and though the care may be adequate it still lacks the love and traditions and celebrations of a family. 

Life2Orphans has, for 19 years, been striving to make a huge difference in the lives of these children. Having raised money to provide heat, food, clothing, medical, special needs equipment, a roof over their heads and other necessities of life they have also raised money to fund a Christmas/New Year’s celebration for of Ukraine’s orphanages. Their Christmas and New Year will be blessed on January 7th. Last year alone, because of the generous gifts of so many, we were able to send a total of $10, 838.00 (during such a challenging year around the world), which fully funded Christmas parties with gifts in 38 Orphanages, Internat’s, Palliative care locations and for Refugee families and Shelters. Imagine the delight in the faces of these children when they wake to their own Christmas celebration. Imagine the witness of love to these precious ones. Imagine the sweet pleasure of being the hand and heart extended to these children and families by your generous gift.

This year is no different and has been a very difficult one for so many in Ukraine. War is still so difficult for children that have lost their families due to the war. It is a year when these children need a little bit of laughter and celebration and a time to remember that love remains. Your gift of $200.00 and up would provide for the orphanages/refugees and shelters so they can have a Christmas/New Year’s party.

Perhaps you are not able to do this full amount, but you could conduct a little fundraiser and raise this amount for these precious little ones. Your gift will make a tremendous difference in the lives of these children.

We thank you from Life2Orphans, our volunteers, sponsors, orphans, caregivers, and the deepest place of giving in our hearts!! These are the orphanages we are funding and please feel free to pick out the orphanage/refugees you wish to donate to.