Tanzanian Children's Miracle Fund
You Can Help Create A Season of Abundance
For most of us, Christmas truly is a season of abundance. We enjoy an abundance of fellowship and joy and for a brief few weeks, we pause to celebrate love with family and friends. It’s even a time when complete strangers share season’s greetings and best wishes for a prosperous New Year. In our nation, we are blessed with an abundance of material goods. Most of us live in what (50 years ago) would have been considered extravagant homes. We feast on any food and drink we choose at any time we’d like, often to excess. Most of us possess everything we need and almost anything we want.
The opposite is the case on the other side of the world. On the east coast of Africa, in the nation of Tanzania, I saw firsthand a different world. I met children who lacked our material wealth and even lack a family, as they have been orphaned. In the face of these hardships, they still have a heart of love and something we often lack, an abundance of gratitude.
These children are just as precious and deserving as those we see around us in our nation. Yet, in a nation of limited resources that is unable to provide a meaningful social safety net, these children struggle with basic necessities such as food, clean water, and education.
Please consider sharing a little of your abundance with those who will receive it with an abundance of gratitude, which in turn will create an abundance of joy to both giver and receiver. Nothing could be more fitting for this time of year. After all, isn’t this what Christmas is really all about?
None of us can solve all the problems of the world, but each of us can help make the life of an individual child better. Thank you for any tax-deductible donation you or your company might be able to make to help feed, clothe, provide shelter, and educate a child.
Best wishes for an Abundant Christmas and New Year.
This story begins with my wife and I celebrating our 40th anniversary with a “once in a lifetime trip”, an African wildlife safari. Our travel took us to Tanzania to see the incredible wildlife on the plains of the Serengeti. We went with the intent to see nature’s beauty, but returned with a greater understanding of humanity’s beauty. We were amazed by the grace and dignity of the Tanzanian people.
Tanzania lacks the ability to provide the social safety networks found in the developed world. However, individual citizens step up to fill that gap as best they can. We saw this first hand when we visited a small privately owned orphanage outside the city of Arusha.
The orphanage was founded by a retired school teacher named Angela who could not bear to see homeless children, digging through garbage for food and sleeping in doorways. She took these children in and has been giving them food, clothing and shelter. As the number of children increased, she took steps to become officially licensed as a non-profit orphanage and continued to add children in need. What she lacked in finances she made up for in love and hard work.
Her story is not unique, it is common-place throughout this nation. Tanzania is a tribal nation with more than 120 tribes, both Muslim and Christian, live in peace and share a common pride in their county. They are extremely friendly and exhibit happiness in spite of the fact that they lack many of western society’s basic necessities.
The orphanage we visited, like most small non-government non-profit organizations, lacks the ability to draw the attention and funding from major international relief agencies. What we learned is that a little can go a long way in Tanzania. For over a year, we have been supporting this local orphanage with a $200 per month donation, which helps provide all of the staple food products to feed the orphanage’s children.
This was the beginning of The Tanzania Children’s Miracle Fund. It is dedicated to the concept that while we cannot save the world, we can make the world a better place, one child at a time. Just a small portion of our excess can make a tremendous difference in the life of a child in a country like Tanzania.
The Tanzania Children’s Miracle Fund is attempting to provide funding to help meet orphaned children’s basic needs for shelter, food, clothing, medical, and educational expenses.
To meet this objective, we need your help. Please consider either a special donation or a reoccurring monthly contribution to help make the world a better place, one child at a time. Just $30 dollars a month will help feed a child. Your special donation of $25, $50, $100 or more will help provide clothing, medical care, and support hiring workers to properly care for the children. While none of us can do everything that is needed, together we can do something, and change a life. Thank you for your support.
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