What can you and I do to help suffering people around us and overseas?
This Christmas, remember the Shoe Box Program of Samaritan’s Purse to send Christmas gifts in a shoe box to needy children across the world. Pack it yourself and forward with $10, or pay to have someone do it for you through online donation. A group of church ladies not long ago made a 1,000 stuffed dolls to add to boxes. This is a relief organization that also sends help in emergency situations around the world.
Remember the eye project in the Spring? 120 eye glasses, most of them packed individually in brand new eye glass cases, were shipped to the doctor in charge of the free Eye Clinic at Chitokolok Hospital in Zambia, Africa. Thank you so much for your generous response! Why stop? Set out a collection box somewhere in your community, and be somebody’s miracle today.
Here is a terrific video about a nurse in Africa on a medical trip.
VISION: Projects on this website encourage donations to established organizations, who can provide an income tax receipt, if needed, and are involved in humanitarian efforts. This is focused on, but not limited to: helping the homeless, the poor (especially in countries in Africa), orphans, widows, foreigners, and people in crisis, anywhere around us through practical, hands-on projects. To relieve suffering, and bring joy.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
Prov 29:18 KJV
Here is a link to the top 100 Canadian Charities who raise funds, and how they are graded. I don’t know how accurate this is, but I found it encouraging that Samaritan’s Purse is listed on it and gets an A overall score. I support their ministry gladly, and love the shoe box program. I am sure Billy Graham was very proud of his son, Franklin’s, efforts to help the world. Let’s do the same.