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Shine the light of hope for desperate children

Can you imagine being a young child, lost and alone in the world, with no family to take care of you? Can you imagine being intentionally abandoned by your own parents—the very people who should love you the most?

It’s heartbreaking to contemplate. Sadly, far too many precious girls and boys face this harsh reality every single day.

Children like Danith in Cambodia, whose impoverished parents abandoned him on the streets simply because he was blind! Or Jacob in Zambia, left to fend for himself in the open spaces and dark corners of the poorest settlement in Kabwe.

These boys are not alone. Around the world, tens of millions of homeless youth face a similar fate. They are easy prey for violence, exploitation and trafficking. They never have enough to eat. And they suffer a relentless despair borne of poverty and lost hope.

No child should have to live this way. You can help ensure they don’t.

In more than 130 countries around the world, our Salesian missionaries work tirelessly on behalf of homeless youth. They offer the comprehensive support these children so desperately need—safe shelter, warm clothing, nutritious meals, basic healthcare, educational opportunities, and more.

Your generosity today means another vulnerable child can find their way out of despair … and into a more hopeful future.

Thank you for your kindness!

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Nearly 90 percent of Madagascar’s population lives in abject poverty. As a result, parents regularly abandon their children. With no way to feed themselves, it’s an impossible choice borne of desperation—one that leaves countless kids living alone on the streets.

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