Yes, it is true. Christmas is coming! Making this announcement is strange for me, as I have rules surrounding the timeline of when it is appropriate to start formally anticipating Christmas. November 1st is the day I usually start listening to the occasional Christmas song, followed by making cards by the middle of the month and eating candy canes and decorating right before December begins. I am a tradition person, can you tell?! The fact that there are still leaves holding onto trees tells me that today’s post will break some of these rules. But I promise it’s well worth it.
Last year I started a new Christmas tradition, one that has the potential to save lives, spread joy, and truly make a difference. From now until Christmas, I will be highlighting Christmas Picks that will help promote anti-trafficking efforts, bless the vulnerable and exploited, and support victims. Are you as excited as I am??!!
The first pick of the season is sending some love to orphans in Moldova. Stella’s House (Philip Cameron Ministries) is doing incredible work in this impoverished Eastern European country. Please watch this clip to hear from some of the girls who found themselves in a vulnerable position and how Stella’s House was their lifeline when they needed it most. Read here about why orphans in Moldova are at high risk for being trafficked, and how Stella’s House is stepping in before it’s too late.
You may have at some point filled a Christmas box for a child in Africa or Asia. But have you ever sent one to Moldova? There are about 12,500 orphans in the country, which is a significant number considering that the population is only about 3.5 million. Stella’s House is raising funds above and beyond their normal operating costs this year to get Christmas boxes to these ‘forgotten’ children.
Due to logistics, they are not asking people to send a box but to give $25.00 which will cover the cost of one box. To go along with your gift, they ask that you download this card, print it, sign it, and send by mail to the address below. They will include a card in each box, so that each child gets a personal message from someone who is thinking about them from across the world. How beautiful is that?
The reason I write this in the fall is because they are shipping the boxes on October 30th. This means that your donation and your card must have arrived at their office by that date. Here are the instructions in 3 easy steps:
- Download and print your card here. Write a note of encouragement and sign it.
- Make an online donation ($25.00) per box here.
- Send your card to:
This is an American organization and I don’t think tax receipts for Canadians are available. Please do not let this stop you though…think Christmas spirit! What a beautiful way to love kids without parents this Christmas season. For more information, check out the Stella’s Voice website.