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2019 Westfalia Orphanage Christmas party drive

2019 December 8
by scott

Buckle up! It’s the 10th annual Christmas party!

On Saturday, 21 December 2019 we are hosting our huge 10th annual Sonrisasenperu Christmas party for the 125+ children of Westfalia Orphanage in Peru. We’re looking for a little help to make it happen.

The children 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 cell phones, 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 in the mountains of Cieneguilla, 2 hours outside of Lima and will be spending Christmas alone, without family. So every year we brighten up their Christmas and help them to experience a happy, loving time.

What’s happening?

We are aiming to get 2 gifts for each of the 120+ children. We’ll also put on a traditional turkey lunch, snacks, drinks, and dessert. There will be a huge live show for the kids which includes singing, dancing, lots of games, competitions, and of course, Santa handing out the gifts! Oh yeah, and we’ll be providing lots of fun!

… BUT we really need your help!

Donations have helped us provide many things for the orphanage over the past 10 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 the childrens’ 25 year old houses to meet new government health and safety 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 want to make sure these kids get at least one present, a memorable turkey lunch and lots of fun. Like always, any extra funds will go towards food and supplies, clothes, etc. 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 what the Christmas parties are like here!

Please post this on your Facebook page to help spread the word. We need all the help we can get!

Thanks for helping make a difference 🙂

2 Responses Post a comment
  1. Chris Neale permalink
    December 24, 2019

    Looks like a brilliant event planned, i hope it went well! Found your page after visiting Lima and wanting to help. Thanks for what you do, its a huge effort and the children look really happy.

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