Christmas in Acholiland: Call to Action

Little Miracles International | Monday, December 09, 2013 | Links to this post
Acholi Children thank you!
Last year our Christmas in Acholiland was a huge success!! We hope that 2013 is exactly the same. Please share this link with everyone you know!

I tuned my radio to my favorite station today and they are playing Christmas music from now until the holiday is over. It is the time of year when holiday music rings through car stereos and shopping experiences are full of jingle bells, decorations and lights bringing a warm atmosphere and new life to homes across America as families gather together. We go on a mission for that perfect gift for our loved ones, and then overdo it just because we can. This is the season of Love, resounding Joy and the season of family.

Americans Spending the same amount on Gifts in 2013 than 2012. Americans will be spending a little more money on gifts in 2013 than they did last year. In 2011, the average American spent $646 on holiday gifts. In 2013 the estimate is $786. On Average each American family that traveled during the holidays spent $2500.00. Nearly nine in 10 U.S. adults say they will spend some amount of money this year on Christmas gifts. Underscoring the importance Americans place on holiday gift giving, 30% -- identical to last year -- plan to spend at least $1,000, and half plan to spend at least $500. Only 3% intend to spend less than $10

One in 10 parents said the plan was to spend over $500 per child. While this is just an average, American families can definitely spend an astronomical amount of money on Christmas gifts. Over the course of the entire year, Americans spend 6.96 billion hours on figuring out gifts for "hard to shop for" people according to Giftovus. The total annual cost of "bad" gifts is $49 billion dollars in wasted spending according to Giftovus. What if the money spent on these unwanted and useless gifts that are re-gifted or thrown out could be used for children in need?

As we watch our children open their gifts on Christmas, please remember the 147 million orphans worldwide who won’t receive a gift from a parent, or anyone. Some of them may even be starving and hungry!
What about the orphans? The children with no family, in war affected areas, children orphaned and affected by AIDS, children who have no idea about Christmas? What about our Strong Heart Children in Uganda?
You can make Christmas possible for these children!

These are children who suffer daily just through their daily life. As we celebrate this season with our families we must remember those who cannot and will not be celebrating. But we have an opportunity to change that for a few children in Northern Uganda, and you can help!!! This holiday season remember our Acholi children who live in survival mode each day.
Some of these children for the first time ever, will receive the love of God through new shoes, new mattresses and a family Christmas feast!!!

Would you consider giving if your gift didn't include something that goes under a tree? What if your gift allowed children to rest above the ground cleanly and safely as they sleep on a new mattress replacing filthy rags over mattresses soaked with urine, mud and years of wear? What if your gift allowed children to walk for miles without their feet touching soil. New shoes would bring new life to these precious souls. What if your gift would allow the children to eat until full without worry that there will never be any more??

Only you can help us make this happen for our children! You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate. Simply select Pay by Credit Card Option after clicking the button. We are caring for 80 children this year! Please help!
Here is what we need to make this happen:

Donate a Bull or a Part of the Bull to the Children: $250 for the bull (yes a bull) for the celebratory feast They will also dry the left over meat for future meals!

Bull Donation Options
In Memoriam or Honor of

Donate a Live Goat that the children can enjoy throughout the year, meat and milk!

Goat Donation Options
In Honor or Memoriam

Donate a Live Chicken that the children can enjoy throughout the year, meat and eggs and chicks!

Chicken Donation Options
In Honor or Memoriam

$25 each sleeping mattress per child and caretaker (They need about 40)

Orphan Bedding Options

$30 for each child to have shoes, clothing and pay for their meals for the next month (there are 60)

Shoes and Food Donation
$50 for each caregiver that has worked without any pay whatsoever for every single day. This will give them encouragement and allow them to buy necessary items they need for their own lives. (there are 8 of these) Please ask yourself how can we bless the adults that care for the children selflessly without pay?

Love Offering for Caregiver

School Fees and School Uniform, In Uganda education is not free.


Yearly School Fees and School Uniform

Donate Any Amount to Christmas in Acholiland!!

We need to buy the following so any amount of donation can go towards that!:
  • Bales of used clothing $300.00
  • Entertainment (we hire a stereo system that will cost us $250.00
  • Other Food: 1 sack of rice $150.00, cooking oil $45.00, sodas $150.00, potatoes $50.00
  • Celebration cakes $25.00 (we need two)
  • Sodas and Sweets for the children ($100.00)

Pay By Check

  Make payable to “Little Miracles International” on the “for” identification line of the check, please write the project name "Christmas in Acholiland" and send to:  

Christmas in Acholiland 
Little Miracles International 
PO BOX 19776 
Amarillo, Texas 79114

What in that great list of gifts of American spending each year above, can you give up to give a needy at risk child this season? The children deserve what we can afford, and we must show them the love of God on this holiday season. We will send the money on December 16th, but any amount we receive after that would be a big blessing!!

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