Children in Mexico traditionally receive their gifts on January 6, the feast of Epiphany, in remembrance of the day that the Three Kings brought their gifts to baby Jesus. Unfortunately, for many of the children we work with, the Three Kings never arrive, and parents are forced to explain that the Three Kings ran out of toys. Your donation can change that. Here are a few ways you can brighten a child’s life at Christmas and beyond:
Santa’s Sleigh: Purchase a toy for a child who would otherwise not receive a gift at Christmas. Cost: $10.00
Christmas Shoes: Purchase a new pair of shoes for a child whose shoes have literally fallen apart. Cost: $20.00
Christmas Warmth: Purchase a sweater and warm pajamas to keep a child warm this winter. Cost: $30.00
Christmas Basket: Feed an entire family three meals on Christmas Day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Cost: $50.00
Healthy Start for 2011: Give a child a healthy start to the New Year by purchasing vitamins and nutrition supplements, plus a visit to the pediatrician for a complete checkup. Cost: $100
Christmas Light: Support a child’s education for one full year. Includes a letter and a photo of the child your donation will be supporting. Cost: $300
Please write your check to “Sisters of St. Francis—Cuernavaca” and send to: Mission Advancement Office, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883-3458. For credit card donations, go to http://www.tiffinfranciscans.org/, click on “Give a gift,” and write “Cuernavaca” in the Comments section. Be sure and specify how you would like your donation to be spent.
Thank you, and may God bless you!