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Give Scholar Education This Christmas

Give Christmas is an opportunity to come together to work for the peace on earth that Jesus came to bring – starting with life-altering education for vulnerable youth. Finishing high school or attending a vocational training program that would open the door to an honest job is out of reach for many children in La […]

Shoes are Powerful [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is written by Bethany Tran, founder of The Root Collective, which partners with shoemakers in La Limonada to provide dignified work while making amazing shoes available to world changers in the United States. You can purchase Otto’s shoes this Christmas as a gift for yourself and loved ones, but you should act […]

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This little guy received a pack of school supplies last year to continue his education. School supplies like these can be tools for peace. (Photo by Silent Images)

Give School Supplies This Christmas

Give Christmas is an opportunity to come together to work for the peace on earth that Jesus came to bring – starting with basic supplies needed for the new school year. Children in La Limonada attend overcrowded and underfunded public schools for only half a day – if they have the necessary shoes and supplies, […]

Give School Shoes This Christmas

Give Christmas is an opportunity to come together to work for the peace on earth that Jesus came to bring – starting with a pair of new shoes. Formal school shoes for a child in La Limonada could mean the difference between confidently beginning the school year this January or being shamefully kept home. It […]

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Last January, Carlitos received a brand new pair of shoes through Give Christmas 2014. These weren’t just any shoes. They were quality, handmade shoes made right there in his community by Otto. Ready for the school year, he experienced the rare joy of a brand new gift purchased just for him!

Give Education This #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday, an emerging global movement kicking off a season of generosity as a counterpart to the popular shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a day to unite our voices around the importance of giving as an essential part of this season. In the spirit of generosity and solidarity with […]

Hope [Advent Guest Series]

  This Advent season, as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus, we have invited a series of guest bloggers to reflect on hope, joy, peace, and love. We invite you to reflect with us on the implications of what Jesus did on our behalf and on behalf of the people of La […]

A Pathway to Peace in La Limonada This Christmas

Give Christmas begins today! This is our opportunity to come together to work for the peace on earth that Jesus came to bring – starting with La Limonada, a community dominated by deep poverty, gang culture, and violence. Over the next six weeks, our goal is to raise $80,000. These essential funds will provide practical gifts […]

Shoes Make A Difference

We recently shared photos of the 317 shoes provided for the children of La Limonada through Give Christmas 2014. Seeing the smiling faces and sparkling eyes of the children filled many of us with the joy of the impact that a new pair of shoes can have. Not discarded, unwanted, and used shoes, but a […]

Give Christmas 2014 Provided New Shoes For a New School Year

A special thanks to everyone who gave generously to Give Christmas 2014—and to everyone who shared the campaign with family and friends. As you know, the funds raised will address real and tangible needs in the La Limonada community, providing children and families with opportunities to escape cycles of poverty, violence, and injustice. It was […]

Much to Celebrate and Look Forward To

Thank You for Your Partnership — Year in Review! We’ve accomplished so much together in 2014. Thank you for partnering with us for a great year of standing in solidarity with the children and families of La Limonada.   Here is a snapshot of the lives impacted: “Even though there are horrible things in the street, […]

Today is the Last Day to Give Christmas

  Today is the last day to give your 2014 tax-deductible donation to provide children and families with opportunities to escape cycles of poverty, violence, and injustice in the coming year. With your help, we will continue to provide essential shoes, school supplies, tuition, and teachers’ wages as integral parts of our community development programs. […]

Two Days Left to Spread Hope

The countdown begins! We only have until midnight (EST) on December 31 to raise essential dollars for children’s shoes, school supplies, scholars’ tuition, and teachers’ wages. That means only two days remain to give your tax-deductible donation that will provide children and families with opportunities to escape cycles of poverty, violence, and injustice. And as we announced […]

Multiply Life-changing Impact

We need your help to turn $20,000 into $40,000! For the next five days, your Give Christmas donation can double the impact. A generous group of friends (who wish to remain anonymous) have extended a challenge to you. When you Give Christmas to the children and youth in La Limonada, they will match your tax-deductible […]

A Christmas Message from Tita

I’m closing my eyes and thinking about what to tell each of you who, through prayer or financial support, are part of this work—this divine mission from God with the beautiful people of La Limonada. I can see your faces and a smile emerges from the depths of my being. I think it makes our […]

And He Will Be Called Prince of Peace [Advent Guest Post]

This Advent season, as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus, we have invited a series of guest bloggers to reflect on the different names given to the coming Messiah in Isaiah 9:6. As we move towards Christmas, we invite you to reflect with us on the earth-shaking implications of each name, both for ourselves […]

You Can Change Lives Through Give Christmas

For many of us this is a hectic time of year. As we shop for Christmas gifts for loved ones, host and attend parties, and scramble to wrap up our to-do lists at work, it could be very easy for us to miss out on the “peace on earth” which was announced in anticipation of […]

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Students in the academies hold up the school packs we plan to distribute in January after reaching our Give Christmas 2014 goals. (Photo by Rebecca Gant)

Invest in a Hope-Filled New School Year

The academies in La Limonada offer a safe haven of hope, where children are given an alternative to the streets where their greatest physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are addressed by deeply committed, passionate teachers. Students will head back to school in January after their Christmas break. Children and classrooms will need basic supplies, including […]

And He Will Be Called Everlasting Father [Advent Guest Post]

This Advent season, as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus, we have invited a series of guest bloggers to reflect on the different names given to the coming Messiah in Isaiah 9:6. As we move towards Christmas, we invite you to reflect with us on the earth-shaking implications of each name, both for ourselves […]

10 Reasons to Give Christmas

  1. You believe education is key to a brighter future in La Limonada.   2. You believe the children in La Limonada should feel valued and loved!   3. You want to engage your children in the joy of sharing all they have with those in need.   4. You’re shopping for the person […]

Give Future Hope to a Scholar

Many of the children in La Limonada hope for a better future—finishing high school or attending a vocational training program that would open the door to an honest job. In Guatemala, a simple job as a dishwasher requires passing at least the ninth grade. But education beyond sixth grade requires tuition that most of the […]

Lend Your Voice to Give Christmas

Give Christmas 2014 is an opportunity to fill the holiday season with hope by providing practical gifts for students, scholars, and teachers in our academies—all in an effort to ensure opportunities for the future leaders of La Limonada to escape the cycle of poverty and injustice. Our goal is to raise $90,000 to provide essential […]

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Teachers like Lucia spread hope and love in the Academies each day. (Photo by Silent Images)

Make HOPE Possible This Christmas

Did you ever have a teacher who demonstrated genuine concern for you? Isn’t it amazing what can happen when you know someone cares about you and your future? How much more does a child living in extreme poverty amid gang violence, abuse, and brokenness need a teacher who knows her name, values her life, and […]

Join us with an #Unselfie this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is an emerging global movement that provides an alternative to simply being swallowed up in our desires for more and more stuff—a very real temptation this time of year. It’s a way of celebrating the great tradition of generosity, while letting your friends and family know how they too can give. In the […]

By the Community, For the Community [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is by Brooke Fontoura, blog manager of the The Root Collective. Today is Small Business Saturday. A day designed to highlight not the big box stores and shopping malls famous for their Black Friday sales, but the local businesses who are helping to provide jobs for their communities. Like Otto, dear friend and master […]

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Marvin proudly shows off his new pair of shoes last January provided by Give Christmas 2013. (Photo by Rebecca Gant)

Much to be Thankful For

As I look ahead to the Thanksgiving holiday and look back over 2014, I am overwhelmed by how much there is to be thankful for! I am incredibly thankful to be a part of a relationally based organization that is primarily focused on people—rather than programs or projects. Tita and the team in Guatemala lead […]

Give School Shoes

As you begin to think about Christmas shopping for the children in your lives, you may be contemplating what they would most enjoy or considering what would serve them well as they begin school again in January. For the children in La Limonada, a new pair of shoes enables them to walk confidently to school […]

Give in Honor of a Loved One

  What could make Christmas more meaningful than to honor your loved ones with a gift that spreads hope and has life-changing impact on the children and families in La Limonada? After giving a donation to Give Christmas, a beautiful card is available for you to personally customize and deliver to friends and family members this […]

Give the Gift of Hope This Year

Every year, the holiday season is a time of preparation, reflection, and celebration. We gather with friends and family, bake cookies, put up festive decorations, and savor all we are grateful during the year. And the joy of the season swells and overflows when we choose to extend our abundance with the vulnerable. Give Christmas […]

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