With raffle ticket sales and the baked goods sold during and after the boutique we were able to raise $351! Woo Hoo!
So then I had the task of deciding which gifts to purchase through the World Vision gift catalog. I knew I wanted to help with clean water and medicines. What the really awesome thing was that the total came out to exactly $351. God is good! I felt that was confirmation that I had chosen the right gifts.
So here is what was purchased with a bit of an explanation. You can click on each one to see all the details.
Thank you so very much to everyone who participated in the boutique, donated and supported. I am thankful for each of you!
Merry Christmas (eve)!
$600 worth of clothing
"brand-new jackets, shoes, shirts, dresses, pants, and much more, to children and families all year round.""Job training for a woman frees her children from hunger and creates new jobs in their community
You’ll supply job skills and business training so she can make a good living in a field such as tailoring, jewelry-making, baking, or dairy farming."
"Donate $25 to deliver $300 worth of basics to U.S. children. Your gift helps deliver basics like new clothing, shoes, and more to help U.S. children in poverty."
"With this truly life-changing gift of ten ducks, two chickens and one rabbit, you’ll provide ample protein and vital nutrition — including eggs, meat, and more — for years to come. As the animals multiply, families can sell surplus food for extra income. A bountiful and enduring blessing!"
"To give water is to give life. Clean water can cut a community’s child mortality rate in half. It means food for families whose crops are failing due to drought. It saves livestock.
Every day, thousands of children die from the effects of unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation, and a lack of basic hygiene. Far too many lives are lost from preventable water-related illnesses."