Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Giving Without Spending Much...Help an Orphanage

Dawn, a GWS reader, sent me this email about a week ago:

This is not an organized program but just a way to help bring Christmas cheer to an orphanage in Mexico. A friend of mine knows a family of missionaries in Tijuana, Mexico (border of CA). This would be a great project for families to do together. Here is a quote from the email I received "If you have Christian Christmas cards that you rec'd in the past, can you cut the pretty fronts off and send them to us before next Christmas? I noticed this year that the kids here love to decorate with them! They have a few from somewhere that they decorated the church with and they all think they are so pretty. They also write on the back of the and give them as gifts to their teachers and friends. It's a nice way to recycle and the kids here love it. Its also good for telling the Christmas story. I would have never guessed how much joy a child could get from a recycled Christmas Card! They don't have to be religious, they can be pretty or cute or wintry, just no Santa Clause, the culture of the church here is very "anti-Santa"."

Here is the address:
Barbarita Lee
P.O. Box 530038
San Diego, CA 92153

Do you still have cards leftover from Christmas that you have no use for? Think about sending them to these children. Sounds like they will be much loved and appreciated! And thanks Dawn for sending that in.

If you know of any programs or charities that fall into the Giving Without Spending/Much category, please let me know. Just click on the envelope in the left column to contact me.


Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

I just signed this, but my computer freaked out and it went away. This looks awesome. I just recycled all my old Christmas cards, but I'll have to remember that for next year! I have some friends who are pastors in Mexico City. What a great idea. I found you from Frugal Hacks and now am going to subscribe! Keep up the great work!
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Sassypants Wifey said...

I will check my christmas box!