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Give Christmas 2014 Provided New Shoes For a New School Year

Give Christmas 2014 | Lemonade International

A special thanks to everyone who gave generously to Give Christmas 2014—and to everyone who shared the campaign with family and friends. As you know, the funds raised will address real and tangible needs in the La Limonada community, providing children and families with opportunities to escape cycles of poverty, violence, and injustice.

It was our goal to provide:

  • Shoes and school supplies for every child
  • A fair wage for every teacher, and
  • Tuition to allow our scholars to continue their education in seventh grade and beyond

While we only reached 81% of our goal, we were amazed at the generosity, love, and deep commitment of those who did contribute.

Through your support, we were able to order 317 pairs of shoes from Otto, our local shoe-maker and friend, for the children in our three Academies. The children received their new pairs of shoes as they began the new school year last week.

As you look at the big smiles on these children’s faces, we hope you will also be filled with joy! Your generous gifts made this possible. What an amazing way to convey messages of love and hope!

Give Shoes | Lemonade International

Give Shoes | Lemonade International

Give Shoes | Lemonade International

More pictures can be viewed in our Facebook Album.

(Pictures by Lizza Majus)

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