Warm greetings from Star of Hope!
As we approach the Christmas season, we are reaching out to you with heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and a special request to make this Christmas brighter for the children and families we serve. Your generosity has been instrumental in bringing hope to those in need, and we are excited to share updates on our projects and the impactful work we've been able to achieve with your support.
The holiday season is a time for joy and celebration, but for many of the children and families in our projects, it can be a challenging period. Poverty and difficult living conditions are a daily reality, and your assistance plays a crucial role in providing them with a sense of hope and security.
In our ongoing efforts to support vulnerable communities, we have encountered unique challenges this year. The global economic climate and local conditions have affected our ability to conduct our usual extra Christmas giving and parties. Despite these challenges, our children are hopeful for a small Christmas gift, and we believe that, together, we can make a significant impact.
We invite you to be a part of this special initiative by visiting our online Christmas shop at www.starofhope.us/shop. Your contribution, whether big or small, will go directly towards providing Christmas gifts to the extremely vulnerable children we serve.
To provide you with a glimpse of our ongoing projects, here are updates from some of the countries we are actively involved in:
Led by David Johansson, our team continues to focus on the Toba/Qom minority group, providing educational support to 180 youths and distributing monthly food packages to 450 vulnerable families. Your support has also enabled us to run a bilingual Preschool, Jardín Alba, offering education in both Toba and Spanish. Several Churches are open and running, the largest has over 2000 attendees on a regular basis.
Under the leadership of Elena Titova, our organization is dedicated to assisting children and young people with disabilities, reaching out to 2200 families. Beyond day-to-day programs, we organize various activities, festivals, excursions, and summer camps, contributing to the total well-being of the supported individuals and their families.
In TayTay, the project initiated by Gani and Liling Coruna supports nearly 1000 students up to the 10th grade, with additional efforts in Infanta and Crame. Your support has been pivotal in providing a protective living arrangement, Stars Dorm, for vulnerable girls. Several Churches are working as well.
Our seven schools and churches are running, some on a flexible schedule. Haiti is now facing challenges of flooding and security issues, our recent distribution of 1200 food packages in Dano and Hesse was crucial for the affected communities. Your contribution ensures that we can continue providing assistance in times of crisis.
With gangs ruling over 80% of the capital and several outlying places the country is at the most dangerous point in time. The children of course suffer the most.
Under the management of Gilbert Ochieng, our multifaceted educational initiative in Kenya supports six preschools, providing school materials and daily meals to 1000 children. The organization also extends its support beyond grade school, assisting high school and university students. Several Churches are working as well as the prison ministry.
Romania & Moldova:
Our centers, operational since 1989, provide essential support to 300 children and youths with disabilities. Your support helps us facilitate activities aimed at developing skills, inspiring the establishment of new resource centers by the Romanian government.
This Christmas, your contribution can make a lasting difference in the lives of these children and families. We sincerely thank you for considering our appeal and for being a beacon of hope for those in need. Bible classes are ongoing.
Give hope to children in need this holiday season through Star of Hope. Your generosity transforms lives in Argentina, Belarus, the Philippines, Haiti, Kenya, and Romania & Moldova. Amidst unique challenges, your donation is a lifeline, ensuring vulnerable children and families get the love, support, and resources they need.
From education to food distribution and safe spaces, your contribution sparks joy and creates lasting memories. Spread warmth and belonging this Christmas at www.starofhope.us/shop. Let's make this season magical for those who need it most.
For donations or more on our projects, visit www.starofhope.us/donate. Your kindness is the guiding star to a brighter future. Thanks for your ongoing support.
Wishing you a joyous holiday season!
Mark Presson CEO