Christmas for Guatemala Orphans

I have read about other volunteers who have experienced Christmas with the orphans who are cared for at Casa Guatemala, and it is my goal to be there to spend this time with them in person!

 

One volunteer wrote:
“I have had the privilege of celebrating with the children when there was money to do so with gifts, tamales, cakes, fruits, turkey, piñatas, ect and sharing with the neighboring villages as well.  However this celebration depends as always on the donations they receive, money, food, toys, ect. and I would like to ask you to help me raise money for them to have  a nice Christmas, To buy the dinner we all have at home, to unwrap the gifts like we do at home, to sing, dance  and rejoice with each other as the family they are.  They do not have parents, grandparents or any relatives to give them anything, they only have Angie, the volunteers and those of us who help make their lives a little nicer.  Please empathize with them and share some of your good fortune, a little goes a long a way.   On behalf of them I thank you!”

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Lightening strikes …. (via Belize Bound)

I found a fellow blogger who has spent a lot of time at one of the orphanages I want to volunteer at. It was kismet. I was putting off submitting the application b/c they ask for your passport 411 straight away, and that made me nervous – but after finding them on FB and then finding Erika’s blog, I’m done for… these kids are so precious!
Anyway – I hope you enjoy reading her blog! I was on there for over an hour!

peace, L

Lightening strikes .... When the storm began to turn the sky black and whip up the river, at the Backpackers we were getting ready for a celebration that would see the volunteers and some of the children from the Orphanage come down the river to join in a big dinner in hon … Read More

via Belize Bound