We celebrated Christmas with our sponsored children a little bit differently this year. Thanks to the generosity of our child sponsors, the Colorado team who visited Hope Children’s Home in November was able to take the children shopping for their own Christmas Gifts. Here is a note from Renae Loring, Light Up Hope Board Member, about her experience taking the children shopping: Kids are kids and teens are teens no matter the language, country or culture. We saw this so strongly the day we took the kids shopping… The kids all arrived at the same time to a Wal-Mart type store called Nakumatt- “You Need it. We’ve Got it.” The story building had a moving walk way to get to the 2nd floor where the clothes were. Most of the kids had never experienced one. You could really see the kid’s personalities come out. The adventuresome ones jumped on with smiles while holding on tight. The timid ones needed an older hand to grab to muster the courage to step on. But then it was all smiles! Funny how things we don’t even think about can become part of the fun. The kids loved picking out their own clothes! Most of the boys took a quick […]
Every Christmas we receive gifts from friends and family. Some gifts we love…and some gifts we wish we had the return receipt on! Every gift is eventually last years gadget or goes out of style. The one gift you can give that never goes out of style is GENEROSITY. We have two opportunities for you to give a gift that will make an impact on a child A child like Everline who has worked hard this year studying for her high school entrance exams and who is hoping for the money to come in so she can pay her school fees of $100 per term. Light Up Hope Note cards $20 8 ct – 4×6 full color note cards with four artful designs each created from original artwork by the children in Kenya. Blank inside, includes envelopes. ($17.50 of every order directly benefits the children in our care) CLICK HERE TO ORDER >> Make a general donation and 100% of your donation will directly benefit the care of the children. We have provided a page you can print out to include in a card for your loved one explaining a gift was made in their name to Light Up Hope. Click […]
This Holiday Season Americans spent $52.4 Billion dollars during the black Friday weekend. 90% of shoppers say, according to a survey conducted by the International Council of Shopping Centers, that they planned to buy items for themselves while only 10% of shoppers who said they planned on buying gifts for others. This Holiday season, cherish the spirit of generosity that has traditionally been the spirit of Christmas by donating to Light Up Hope. Give your loved ones a gift of a donation in their name, change the lives of 30 orphans and save yourself the hassle of fighting the crowds to get that gift that you aren’t even sure they will use. All Donations are tax deductible. Click here to donate.