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Give A Gift Of Hope For Christmas

As the holiday season quickly approaches, we begin to see Christmas decorations and displays (is it just me or does it seem like this happens earlier each year?), and retailers begin a big push to advertise their latest products. Many people go into debt this time of year as a result of the pressure to purchase expensive gifts or a large quantity of gifts for those who already have a lot.

In the midst of all of this, it can be very easy to get caught up in the stress and consumption of the season rather than focusing on the compassionate, revolutionary, world-changing event of Jesus coming to earth.

This Christmas, would you consider ways you can spend less on Christmas, in order to give meaningful gifts to the children and teachers in La Limonada? We are providing three specific ways you can give:

1. Back To School Gift Package: $50

The school year in Guatemala begins in January, and we want to provide each of the 355 students with a new pair of school shoes and a backpack filled with school supplies. To us, a new pair of shoes for the school year is just a necessity, something we purchase without thinking much of it. For these children, it means so much to know that someone cares enough about them to buy them a pair of shoes that actually fit.

2. Scholarships for High School Students: $100

36 high school students who have been impacted by the programs at the schools in La Limonada will be receiving a quality education at a private high school in Guatemala City through these scholarships that will go toward their tuition, uniforms and books. This gift can help educate a student and pave the way for them to escape a cycle of poverty and hopelessness.

3. Christmas Bonus for Teachers: $250

The average worker in Guatemala City makes $14 a day. The 34 teachers and workers at the two schools in La Limonada make approximately $7 a day. This bonus will provide them with the salary of an average worker for the month of December and will be a huge blessing to them and their families.

Consider extending your circle of gift-giving this Christmas season to include the children and teachers of La Limonada.

To give a secure online gift, please go to our Donation Page and choose the “Christmas – Gift Of Hope” fund. In the comments box explain how you would like your gift to be applied. As always, gifts of any amount will significantly help with these projects.

Thank you for your love for the people of La Limonada and your generosity that will provide hope for their lives!

*In the event the amount raised exceeds the amount needed, surplus donations will be directed toward Lemonade International’s most urgent needs.

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