Christmas Postcards Raise Money for Africa

Purchase one of our postcards and a donation will be made to the widows and orphans in Malawi and Mozambique in your loved one’s name.

We all know how difficult it is to try to find a Christmas gift for that loved one who seems to “have everything”.  Epicenter Solutions, a non-profit charity in Southbury, has a solution! 

Instead of spending your money on something they may not want or need, for a donation of $25.00, $50.00 (or however much you are able and feel led to give), you can purchase one of our Christmas postcards and a donation will be made to the widows and orphans in Malawi and Mozambique in your loved one’s name.

You can specify where you want the donation to go (i.e. a new well, feeding center, etc.) or you can choose for the money to go wherever the need is greatest at this time.  Then, simply give the postcard to your loved one for Christmas to let them know what you have done.

For more information or to purchase a card, please e-mail calvary@calvarysouthbury.com.

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Pgmr9 December 09, 2012 at 05:43 PM
how about for the poor kids in THIS country
Heather Eberlin December 10, 2012 at 06:32 AM
According to Unicef: "In Malawi, around 46 percent of children under five are stunted, 21 percent are underweight, and four percent are wasted." Approximately 1 million children are orphans, many having lost their parents to HIV/AIDS-related complications (that's more than the population of Montana). Many of these children have visible hernias due to being chronically malnourished. Most hike miles each day to reach the nearest water source - which is usually a dirty hole in the ground with drinking water that is contaminated with cholera. Once they reach middle school, the government no longer provides free education, so they have to discontinue their schooling, keeping them stuck in a cycle of poverty. In our country, if any child lived in these kinds of conditions, they would be removed from their home and put in better living conditions. In Malawi, that is not the case. By the grace of God, however, we do not have the same statistics in our country, and I am grateful for that.
Pgmr9 December 10, 2012 at 11:12 AM
so it's ok to let children in this country starve then, RIGHT?


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