If you are like almost everyone else, you will give and receive gifts this Christmas season. Yet many of the children in Kenya will not receive gifts because they have no one to give them any. They are orphans in the true sense of the word, and for them, a tooth brush, a pencil or a rubber ball is a big deal. But you can help change that for just pennies a day, and the joy you will bring to a child's heart may last longer than your gift does.
I recently asked Alice at Each One Touch One Orphanage to let me know what it takes to feed, clothe and send an orphan to school every month. She came back with the figure of $35, and that is what I am asking you to do this Christmas. I am asking you to give $35 to help feed an orphan for a month.
You may wish to give this $35 in someone's name - so in essence you are giving a gift to an orphan on behalf of your grandchild or niece. You may want to give this gift in memory of someone who has passed, or to commemorate a special occasion, like an anniversary or birthday. You may want to give one $35 gift or many, the number isn't really important. Just one gift, however, will make a big difference for someone who has nothing this holiday season.
When you give, just let me know for what reason you are giving and the name of the person on whose behalf you are giving the gift, along with your name and address. I will then send you an acknowledgment of the gift(s) for you to present to that person. So if you give a gift in the name of your grandchild Sophia, you will receive a card with Sophia's name on it along with a picture of an orphans to decorate your tree, refrigerator or desktop.
You can give through Paypal on my website (which will be updated to handle this by Tuesday, November 20) and provide me the information I need (name of the person or event you are commemorating with the gift, your address, etc.) through the Internet or send it to me via mail to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882.
I will do all I can to connect you with the joy you will create through this gift to the orphans in Kenya.