Orphans rank among the most destitute people on this earth. Not only do their circumstances usually drive them into poverty, but they are forced to suffer through it completely alone. The results are, too often, heartbreaking. If there's one thing we love more than bristles on our faces, it's helping these orphaned children! Every year, with your help, The Christmas Beard Foundation raises funds to care for orphans in different parts of the world. This year we've partnered with The Global Orphan Project to provide for the health and safety of children in Malawi, Africa.
The Global Orphan Project (aka GO Project)* supports and cares for the most at-risk children in the most impoverished countries on this planet. Their model for orphan care supports a strong, centralized, local community and encourages sustainability on this local level. They work with community churches to build "villages" that support orphan care.
In the villages, these children are given the necessities of life that they would otherwise lack: a bed, a roof, clean well water, latrines, basic medical care, and, most importantly, people who care for them. The children are cared for in homes with loving "mommas" from the local community. The GO Project wants to give these kids the best chance at life in a world where they have been given almost nothing. By developing a strong support system and a strong community, orphaned children are able to beat the odds that are stacked against them.
Mother Teresa said something very moving:
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
At The Christmas Beard Foundation, we want to help as many people as possible feed "just one". This is where you come in!
Our goal this year is $10,000 and we’ve only got until Christmas to reach it! Please sign up to grow a Christmas Beard and/or make a donation. Tell your friends about this movement and follow and share us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
You CAN make a difference in the lives of these children, even with a small contribution. So make a donation, start growing a beard, and talk to your friends and family about how they can help.