Many of you know I’m also involved with another nonprofit here in Tegucigalpa. I serve as the director for Shine Honduras, a program that seeks to provide a good education to kids who just couldn’t afford it otherwise.
December with Shine! Honduras includes all kinds of events to keep us busy. We’ll have the usual activities like our after-school program, hopefully have the funds to find a few new kids to add to the program and celebrate Christmas with the wonderful kids in our program.
We want to do something special for our Shine kiddos for Christmas. We want to get each of the kids a gift, including the college students. We want to have a special lunch where we give them the gifts.
Most of all, we want to have a special event, where we include their families as well this year. If our goal for Shine is to create kids that grow up to change their world, we need as much involvement from their parents as possible.
So, we have a party planned for the kids and their parents. We’re going to take the kids and their families to a nice dinner and enjoy some fun time together. Our two Shine college students, Michelle and Arnold, will be a part of the fun too, and so will our older student Mariela who is a Shine student but isn’t a part of the tutoring program. Then we’re all going to play putt-putt! I’m sure none of them have ever played mini-golf before; so, we thought it would be something different and fun for all the ages that will be there.
We’re excited to spend some time with our kids and their families, away from school, our house and other responsibilities. Our kids are amazing, and their parents love them dearly. All our students have worked hard, and we’re thrilled to give them all a special night.
We would love your help to make it happen. We need $100 each still for Claudy, Escarleth and Dayana to sponsor them and their families for Christmas. Michelle and Arnold only need $20 each because they are already partially sponsored for Christmas, and Mariela and Jose are fully sponsored for Christmas. We are asking for a totally of $340 to give all of them, including five families and two college students, a special Christmas.
If you can help in any way, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will gladly except any donation you can make. Please make checks payable to Shine Honduras (as always donations are tax-deductible) and send them to:
3126 S. Boulevard #168
Edmond, OK 73013
Thank you for your love and support of our program. We are so grateful for your belief in our beautiful kids. Many blessings to you and your family this holiday season! And merry Christmas!
For other updates on Shine, see the Shine blog at shinehonduras.blogspot.com.