Announcing a benefit charity for all Trinity worshipers Sunday, July 26, 2015, 9:00am – 11:30am in Mehaffey Hall (from Sharon Grussing)
Dear Sisters in Faith, Miriam, Rebecca Circles and all other Trinity worshipers!
Some of you may know Sandy Glasner and Sharon Grussing through Rebecca Circle and Trinity Presbyterian Women. Sandy’s daughter and Sharon’s son are married with three children, two of whom were adopted from Guatemala and are now ten and twelve years old. Angela and Matt started a non-profit charity called Nuestros Niños to teach the children in their adoption group service to others and decided to give back to the birth country of most of the children in the group. Through the years the charity has grown and in 2015 they have three week-long service trips (with a different group of participants each week) in the Highlands of Guatemala building homes and fuel-efficient stoves, distributing water filters, flocks of egg-laying hens, warm fleece blankets, shoes and clothing, medical supplies, holding vision clinics, etc. While trip participants pay their own way and in-country costs, there is a lot of money that needs to be raised to help pay for the many programs they have. Selling Guatemalan handicrafts is one of their fundraising efforts, plus it gives jobs to the women in Guatemala who make the items. Please come see the beautiful and interesting items being offered, and feel good about getting some of your Christmas shopping done at the same time!
Who: Nuestros Niños Charity (www.nuestrosninoscharity.org)
What: Please join us for refreshments, see some of the pictures of past service trips to Guatemala, and do some shopping at the same time. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping, and any proceeds from your purchases will go directly to assist Mayan families living in a level of poverty that is almost impossible for those of us in the United States to comprehend.
When: Sunday, July 26, before and after services from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. during the regular Gathering Time.
Where: Mehaffey Hall at Trinity Presbyterian Church
Even if you do not find that special something for yourself or for a gift, Nuestros Niños has a program where you can make a donation to sponsor a flock of egg-laying hens, a water filter, a fuel-efficient stove, a basket of nutritious food, or contribution toward building a house in the name of someone special and a card will be sent to the person with photographs of similar projects and some information about your gift (or you can elect to have the card given to you so you can present the card personally at the appropriate time). Monetary donations are tax deductible as Nuestros Niños is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (with only volunteer staff!).
The charity sponsors look forward to meeting you and sharing with you what they do. There will be lots of photographs of past service trips.
See you there!