CHRISTMAS IS UPON US!
This season resonates with the message of love, peace and joy! Parents find joy in the delight and wonder reflected in the shining faces of their children opening presents and enjoying the newness and pleasure of their gifts. It is this boundless spirit of giving and receiving that makes Christmas such a happy occasion.
However, for some children, this is not the case! Circumstances of birth or immediate environment have made them disadvantaged relative to their peers. Toys or candy bars are the farthest things on their minds as they stand the risk of dropping out of school … again!
Current global economic challenges and the attendant rise in poverty have not only increased the severity of the problems Bethesda seeks to solve, but also stifled the flow of funds from traditional donors making it difficult for us to continue to support the children on our program.