Family Life

Giving to CARE this Christmas in lieu of gifts to help others in need!

This is the 2nd year that I have done a sponsored post for CARE and their amazing program that gives 90% of donations to others in need.


This year, CARE is introducing to all of us on Facebook, some of the amazing women who we will be helping with our donations. The young lady in the photo above is Evelesi and she is 11. She dreams of becoming a nurse some day, and the gifts she has received from CARE is helping her achieve that dream!

This year, instead of getting gifts for my brother’s family, we are going to donate that money to CARE to help these lovely people in need. I love this organization because they have giving options for all budgets. Our budget is not really big this year, so we will most likely be donating a 3-month emergency water supply. This donation will give one person clean, healthy drinking water for 3 whole months when an emergency arises. This amenity that so many of us take for granted, will help someone so much.


Not only is this a great opportunity to give, but it is also a wonderful learning opportunity for my daughter. I gave her the catalog and told her to flip through it and read it, then come back and tell me what she thought. The look on her face was one of great concern, and she said she felt really bad for these amazing people. I told her this catalog gives these people a great opportunity at a good life, and how our donations can help give those in need a source of income, food, medical care, and all the things we take for granted. She is really excited to be a part of the greater good this Christmas, and I must say that I am too!


I also introduced her to Maliyana, a beautiful young girl who wants to become a doctor so she can help her mother buy a house. CARE gave her family the opportunity to raise goats, and in turn, her mother was able to afford to send her to school and provide for the family. How amazing!

Take a look at this video and see how CARE is changing the lives on women, then head over to CARE’s website to donate to an amazing cause this Christmas. I cannot wait to show my brother’s family what we decided to do for this year’s budgeted Christmas money for them this year. I really think this gift will be the one they are most grateful and thankful for!

One last thing– be sure to check out CARE’s Facebook page between now and the 16th of December. You’ll get the chance to meet Evelesi, Maliyana and her mother Margaret, to hear their story and give them encouragement on their life journey. What an opportunity to be blessed by those who are blessed by our giving!



Hey! Meet Vanessa

A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!


A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

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