In the spirit of giving this Christmas, please consider blessing the 51 orphans at Arms of Love (AoL) Orphanage in Kenya by making their Christmas special.
We are hoping to make Christmas a memorable day for the children by treating them to a special meal, gifting each of them with a new outfit & also with the necessary supplies for the new school year in 2020. To accomplish these goals, we need to raise US$820. (*See below for a breakdown of costs.)
CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL
The children's diet usually consists of ugali (maize meal), rice, Githeri (maize & beans), porridge, kale, cabbage and beans, although in times of scarcity they eat porridge only. The children's request is to enjoy a different meal on Christmas day comprising of Chapati (flat bread), Mandazi (sweet, fried bread) and special milk tea.
GIFTS OF CLOTHING
The children own very few clothes & shoes, and what they currently have is well and truly worn out. It would bring to each of them great excitement & happiness to receive a complete new outfit this Christmas.
GIFTS TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION
Education is a major priority at AoL, as it can enable the children in our care to break away from the poverty they were born into. The children understand this, and approach their schooling with enthusiasm. Receiving the materials that they need for the next school year will assuredly bring big smiles to their faces!
OUR GIFT TO YOU
By way of showing our gratitude, no matter how small your donation, we will send a few photos from the children's special Christmas to all donors, so that you can share in the joy you made possible.
*BREAKDOWN OF COSTS
●SPECIAL CHRISTMAS FOOD
Baking flour - $43.50
Rice - $48
Beans - $80
Milk Tea - $44
●CLOTHING FOR 25 GIRLS
1 x dress each - $114
1 x pair of shoes each - $200
●CLOTHING FOR 26 BOYS
1 x pair trousers each - $78
1 x t-shirt each - $52
(NOTE: As clothing costs vary according
to size & price at time of purchase, we have calculated costs on average prices. Any savings made will be funneled into the other categories of need)
3 x cartons A4 exercise books - $129
4 x packets of pens - $10
2 x packets of pencils - $6.6
Crayons - $15
OVERALL TOTAL COST: $820.1