Saturday, 21 November 2015

Arise Christmas Hamper Appeal

Life is tough for the families that we support through the Arise project. And now it is becoming even more difficult as Zambia is facing an economic crisis and so the cost of food is steeply rising.

As December approaches and people all around the world start to think about preparing for Christmas, we've been thinking about what we can do to make things a little easier for the people supported by Arise over the festive period. We have decided that we would like to bless our most vulnerable orphans and guardians with a Christmas food hamper - well, actually a bowl or bucket which is much more practical for them!

We're asking anyone who can, to consider buying an extra present this Christmas by donating £5 or £10 to buy a hamper full of food and household essentials for a needy family. We know that this will mean a huge deal to people who really don't have much and we hope it will put a smile on many of their faces.

Here is a copy of the Arise Christmas Hamper Appeal poster for you to download and share with anyone else who might like to support:

We delivered our first Christmas hampers to three guardians this week - a little early I know, but we wanted to reach them before the rains came! Their reactions were very touching. All three ladies had big smiles and were very thankful. One of the ladies even burst into song to praise God! 

Miriam singing and clapping
Mandalene with three children she looks after

Elina and the Arise team

I will be reporting back in a later post to share how many people we were able to bless with these gifts. Thank you in advance for any support you are able to give.

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