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Tag: Year End Giving

2017 in Photos

Through each of you who have said “yes” to God’s call to give your time, talents, and resources to the work our partner Vidas Plenas is doing in La Limonada… Through each local Guatemalan (and one Nicaraguan and Honduran!) who have said “yes” to God’s call to work in one of Central America’s most notorious […]

Join us by giving in the final days of 2017!

As we finish the remaining days of the year, we are freshly reminded of all that has been lavished on us in the birth of our Savior. God’s outpouring of love, provision, and hope has renewed our vision to see those most in need in La Limonada experience transformation and live full lives in Jesus. […]

Shoes + School Supplies = Hope + Future

This Christmas season, would you consider a one-time year-end gift to provide a new pair of uniform shoes, made locally by Otto in his workshop, and a bag of basic school supplies for one child? We need to cover the cost of 439 pairs of shoes and school supply packs for all of the children […]

Thank You and Happy New Year!

Thank you for joining us in partnering with local leaders as they facilitate community development programs in solidarity with the people of La Limonada in Guatemala City. Through your partnership and the faithfulness of God this year, we walked alongside 513 students and scholars in addition to offering compassion, presence, community relief, and gang prevention […]

Still time for year-end generosity – doubled for the next four days!

We hope you are experiencing refreshment and joy during the remaining days of the year. Overflowing joy that comes from the love that has been lavished on us in the birth of our Savior, the love shared in giving and receiving from loved ones over the Christmas season, and the love you have chosen to […]

Three Down, Three to Go

Has God put La Limonada on your heart? Do the deep needs of the children, youth, and teachers grab hold of your love and compassion? With less than five days remaining to reach our year-end goal, we have met three of our six gift goals for La Limonada. Through your generosity, we have reached the […]

Give Dreams – Donations And Impact Doubled For The Next Two Days!

A generous donor has offered to give $5,000 to fund scholarships for half of our unsponsored scholars for the first quarter of 2017 – but we have to match his gift dollar for dollar. This is an opportunity to do twice the good with one donation! A gift of $50 will be matched to provide […]

When You Give a School Supply Pack, You’re Opening A Door

It is not right for a child to grow up more familiar with the sight of bullet holes and guns than crayons and notebooks. It is not right for a child to have doors to the future constantly slammed shut. Most families in La Limonada cannot afford the school supplies needed to begin the new […]

10 Reasons to Give Christmas to La Limonada

You believe an essential part of celebrating this season is to extend hope, justice, love, and JOY to vulnerable children in Guatemala. You believe the children in La Limonada should know their lives matter to you and should experience HOLISTIC restoration, transformation, and hope. You believe giving justice increases ABIDING JOY in La Limonada and […]

Thank You and Happy New Year!

Thank you for your partnership and Happy New Year! We’ve accomplished so much together in 2015. Thank you for partnering with us in compassion, generosity, prayer, and love! Through your partnership and the faithfulness of God, we walked alongside 386 students and their families in addition to community relief and gang prevention initiatives. “Thank you […]

Today is the last day to give a 2015 tax-deductible donation!

Good news! We are 95% of the way toward our Give Christmas goal – a goal that represents the very real costs of essential children’s shoes, school supplies, scholars’ tuition, and teachers’ wages as integral parts of our ongoing community development work. With your help, we will continue to act as conduits of generosity and […]

Happy Birthday Tita!

Tomorrow is the birthday of Tita Evertsz! Tita first walked into La Limonada in 1994 and has been investing her life into education and gang prevention ever since. We have all been impacted by her deep passion and unfaltering devotion to follow Jesus wherever he leads. At Lemonade International, we exist to act as generous […]

Give Teachers Wages This Christmas

Give Christmas is an opportunity to come together to work for the peace on earth that Jesus came to bring – starting with the teachers who invest in the children. We have a vision to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and injustice in La Limonada through gospel-centered education and gang prevention. We want to […]

Give in honor of a loved one

What could make Christmas more meaningful than to honor your loved ones with gifts that also have life-changing impact on the children and families in La Limonada? We have two wonderful tribute options available, to let your friends and family know about the gift you made in their honor: When you select one or several […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photo of the Week

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 […]

Scholarships Build Dreams

 Yoli Prado (left) and Mayra Alejandra Ramírez Gonzalez (Photo by Rebecca Gant) Mayra was eight years old when she started attending the Limon Academy. There she received help from her teachers and says she feels smarter as a result. She felt loved and learned to want a better life as she was taught about God and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Multiplying Impact Through Workplace Giving

Workplace giving programs can be an incredible way for a group of people to work together to multiply the impact of their generous donations. Last year, American employees donated $4 billion dollars to charities through workplace giving programs alone. Matching Gifts Matching gifts are company-donated contributions that match the contributions made by employees—sometimes on a […]

4 Days Left For Year-End Giving

With four days left, the Give Christmas campaign is already 75% funded! We are still in need of gifts of any amount to provide nutritious meals to the children in our academies. You still have until midnight on December 31 to help us reach our year-end fundraising goal of $30,000 for healthy meals. In addition to […]

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