Author: Salesian Missions

Publication Date: December 05, 2012

A Child Needs You This Christmas

While many children are opening presents on Christmas morning, others will be struggling to survive another day. You can give them hope and happiness.

At our feeding center in Dilla, Ethiopia, we know that hundreds of children and families will be waiting patiently in line for their first nutritious meal in days. Thanks to caring friends like you, we will have enough food to serve them – and it will put big smiles on their faces. We know because we see it happen every day.

In Togo, West Africa, dozens of former child slaves will be struggling to cope with the trauma of having been exploited and abused. But with your support, they will get loving attention and a safe place to live at the Don Bosco Center for Girls. It will literally transform their lives and give them the strength and courage to thrive.

And on the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone, homeless and runaway teens will have somewhere to turn in times of crisis. Our Child Hotline 116 – run by Don Bosco Fambul – offers 24/7 support and emergency response. It will be the first step toward getting their lives on the right track … and you will have played an important role.

On Christmas Day, hundreds of thousands of children will be depending on the Salesians for water, food, clothing, schooling, training, housing and much more. Your gift today will help ensure we’re able to deliver the care and support they need and deserve.

What a meaningful way to celebrate Christmas and honor the birth of Jesus.

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