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Westfalia Orphanage Christmas Drive 2014

2014 November 18

5th annual Christmas party

On Saturday, December 20 we’re hosting our 5th annual Sonrisasenperu Christmas party for 100+ kids of Westfalia Orphanage in Peru. But, as always, we need some help to make it happen.

The kids come from broken, abusive homes, abandonment or their families gave them up because they simply don’t have the money to take care of them. These kids don’t have electronics games, bikes, or televisions. They don’t go to the cinema on a Saturday night or enjoy trips away with family. There are 4 or 5 children per room and there are 12-15 children per ‘house’. They live in an orphanage compound in the mountains of Cieneguilla on the edge of Lima and will be spending Christmas alone, without family. So we want to brighten up their Christmas and help them to experience a happy, loving time.

What’s happening?

We are organising 2 gifts for each of the 100+ children. We’ll also be providing a traditional turkey lunch, snacks, drinks, and dessert. We’re going to have lots of games, competitions, and prizes. There will also be a live show for the kids which includes singing, dancing and of course, Santa handing out the gifts! Oh yeah, and we’ll be providing lots of fun!

… BUT we really need your help!

How can I help?

Donations have helped us provide many things for the orphanage over the years, including a permanent, industrial water filter which cleans river and well-water when the kids were drinking dangerously polluted water which didn’t meet World Health Organisation standards. Your donations helped to renovate one of the childrens’ 24 year old houses to meet new government requirements. You helped fund a new industrial stove to replace a gas-leaking, 22 year old stove as well as a load of new pots and pans. You’ve helped provide all kinds of classes over the years. You’ve helped replace broken windows and provided shoes, clothes, blankets and literally tonnes of food and essential supplies to the orphanage. But we need your help once again.

If you can help out please send us a donation. We need to make sure 100+ children get at least one present, a memorable turkey lunch, snacks, drinks, and games. The orphanage’s food stocks are always low over the Christmas break so we also want to buy food provisions such as rice, beans, potatoes, meat, eggs and milk. If you’ve never donated and been a bit hesitant…now is your chance.

If you’re here in Lima, Peru and want to donate a gift or food, please send us an email (‘Contact Us’ at the top of the page). You can also see the 2013 Sonrisasenperu Christmas party here!

Please post this on your facebook page to help spread the word! Thanks for helping make a difference 🙂

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  1. Mahlon Barash permalink
    November 20, 2014

    Hi Scott, I would like to help again this year, but I have no way to get there since Lunia is not coming. If you know of a way for me to get a ride I would be glad to participate and help. If you wish, I could take pictures again. Cheers, Lon

  2. November 23, 2014

    Hi Mahlon! We’d love to have you there again. I’ll organise the car pool again and already have a spot for you, don’t worry!

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