Monday, October 27, 2008
Christmas Gifts for Children in an Orphanage
I know all of you are aware that Ken and I sponsor an eight year old orphan in the Regional Boarding School Orphanage in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan. The only children who receive gifts, even at Christmas, are those who have sponsors. Our Nina is in Family #9 and there are 17 members in her family. There are 5 sponsored children in Family #9. My immediate family is making donations to be used for Christmas gifts for as many
of the children in Nina's family as we can and would really appreciate help from our family. If anyone could find it in their heart to make a money donation, Ken and I will do all the shopping. I have been provided with a list of names, the children's ages and sex, which will make it easy to buy gifts to put a smile on these unfortunate children's faces.
My immediate family, for obvious reasons, has a very soft spot in our hearts for children who will probably live all their childhood years in an orphanage. If you wish to send a donation we would need to receive it by November 7th in order to have time to shop and get everything wrapped and mailed out. It takes 5 to 6 weeks for packages to arrive in country.
Any donations should be mailed to:
16 Bentley Drive
Troy, NY 12182
Please remember how very fortunate we all are and help provide a Christmas gift for a child who has virtually nothing of his/her own.
The Hines Family