Lexington Christian Academy Students
& Michelson's Shoes
in Lexington Massachusetts join to make a memorable Christmas for
Luz de Maria Orphanage in Guatemala
Lexington Christian Academy 8th Grade Students and Parents decided to turn their family social into a Party with a Purpose. Their purpose was to make a Christmas offering to the children at the Luz de Maria orphanage in Guatemala City. The 8th graders made individually crafted cards for each child in the orphanage while the parents hand packed bags of candy for each child.
Michelson's shoes, a family owned, community oriented shoe store in Lexington, MA enthusiastically joined in the spirit of giving by donating 42 pairs of shoes. Eric Michelson hand picked the beautiful high quality shoes for each child in the orphanage.
Josie and Mary helped pack all the shoes, cards, candy and new sock packages for the kids. These great gifts will be sent to the orphanage along with baby formula, childrens Tylenol, vitamins and essential needs. Some decorations are included to round out their Christmas celebration that was lovingly prepared by this Lexington community effort.
Bless all of the children, staff, parents, and friends at Lexington Christian Academy and Michelson's shoes that lovingly prepared this Christmas offering.
On behalf of all the children in Guatemala that benefit from your kindness,
Guatemala Aid Fund Thanks You All!
See photos of the event here:
One of the goals of the GAF is to engage Kids in GIVING! See details of our GAF Caring Kids Club here
Kathy, Bethany, Gisela & Karen
Guatemala Aid Fund (GAF) began 13 years ago when Bethany Eisenberg Zeeb, an adoptive mother of two Guatemalan-born children, decided to stop exchanging expensive Christmas gifts and instead began collecting necessities such as medical supplies to help Hermano Pedro Orphanage/Hospital in Antigua, Guatemala. What started out as one family's effort in giving back, turned into the Guatemala Aid Fund thanks to tremendous support from family, friends and communities. GAF is now a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
The Guatemala Aid Fund focuses specifically on the needs of abandoned and handicapped children and adults. We currently provide monetary support to 4 specific programs. We also make donations as needed for KIVA loans, Safe Passages and other programs, especially during emergencies such as mudslides, floods and volcanic activity.
Everything counts. Click here to read a letter from Dinora and more pictures of the kids at Luz de Maria who benefit from your donations.
We are all volunteers and don't use any of the funds for travel expenses. Some funds are used to organize & support the fundraising events we organize.
We personally visit all programs we support.
Thank you for thinking of the Guatemala Aid Fund for your giving.
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THANK YOU EVERYONE WITH THE June 1 ,2013 Sports Equipment Sale!!
Thank you to Eric, Jerry and Dick Michelson of MICHELSON'S SHOES
for donating shoes for every child at the Luz de Maria Orphanage!
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