Imagine not knowing who will share Christmas with you…
or if you will have Christmas at all.
Here’s a quick question: when you were a kid, what was your favorite day of the year? It was Christmas, right? You could roll all the other special days together and they still wouldn’t be as exciting as Christmas. Birthdays are great, and the last day of school is pretty awesome, but they can’t compare with Christmas.
However, Christmas may not be the favorite day of the year for the kids and single parents who live at the Mount Dora Children’s Home. For many, it can bring back memories of fighting, arguing, and disappointment. What should be the happiest day of the year can often be sad and depressing.
Think for a minute what it would be like if you didn’t know who your parents were or where they might be. Or worse, what if you knew them but they just didn’t want to have anything to do with you? What if your spouse, or the father of your children, was in jail or rehab? Who would share Christmas with you?
Those are some of the realities that many of the residents at the Children’s Home have experienced in their lives. Fortunately, the kids and moms in our care have found a place filled with love. Ever since they arrived on campus, they have experienced the compassionate heart of Jesus.
Presently, there are 31 residents in the Children’s Home, plus the house parents and staff. You can make the holidays special for each child and single mom. Your gift of $100 or more will put presents under the trees and a holiday meal on their tables.