Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gift Catalogue - Missions of Hope

Hello friends,

I know you are all busy preparing for Christmas. If you are still considering what to gifts to buy for Christmas, I have some ideas for you. It is becoming more and more popular to purchase charitable gifts on behalf of someone else. We have some great ideas for you through the Missions of Hope. Please take a moment to consider whether any of these gifts would speak to your needs.  It would be also be great if you would feel free to share this post with your friends who may still be looking for Christmas gift ideas

Soon I will do a post on a woman who has been helped by gifts such as these.  Thank you so much for considering these needs.

Merry Christmas and happy shopping!

Orphan & Family Needs

$155 to $205 US - School Fees per Boarding student
$25 US School Uniforms per student
$15 US School Shoes per student
$25-50 US monthly for Orphan support
$55 US Family Support

Farm Animals

$5 US per chicken
$6 US per rooster
Just a few hens can help provide eggs and chicks to raise poultry for sale.

$55 US for one goat ($50) + vet inspection ($5)
A goat can provide milk and if two goats of opposite sex are purchased, can provide a simple livelihood for a family.

$800-$1000 US for one high grade cow

A good cow gives quality milk for consumption and for sale.
8 or 10 donors can help to purchase 1 cow.


$120 - $250 US for seeds & fertilizer per growing season   For several years, Missions of Hope has planted communal crops (corn, cabbages, potatoes) and given out the harvest to the widows and orphans.  We were unable to do this in the Jan.- March 2011 planting season.  Instead each farmer must find adequate funds for planting. Help us to help them, with the planting in Jan.-Mar. 2011.

Other Suggestions

* corn 30 kg  $22.00 US
* oil 1kg  $7.00 US
* beans 5kg $4.00 US
* flour $2.00 US
* onions 2kg $2.00 US
* royco 500 gr $2.00 US
* veggies $3.00 US
* rice 3kg $4.00 US
* meat 2kg $6.00 US
Based on monthly needs per family of 5 members
* $250 US to sponsor 1 mother for small business start-up or to learn a trade
* 300 US/yr to help 1 child attend school
* $3000 US to send 1 youth to college/uni.
* $60 US to buy 1 cell phone for pastor or college student
* $10 US/mo. to buy airtime for pastor or student

* misc. $10.00 US (eg. soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, etc.)
Based on monthly needs per family of 5 members
* 1 pit latrine - $60 US
sponsor 1/2 latrine - $30.
* legal title deeds - This need has been met.
* Build 1 Refuge Centre  $15,000 US OR any amount to help get project underway
* blankets n mattresses
$25-$50 US for 2-3 people
*day clothes 1 child $15. US
* medicine n doctor - $20 US
NOTE:  All prices fluctuate greatly in this time of incredible inflation. We have tried to give accurate costs to the nearest rounded up dollar. These figures will be updated when there is a significant change in prices.

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If you wish to donate more than $300. US kindly contact us first by clicking here


KT said...

Good ideas! Looking forward to hearding about how your "Goals for 2011" went...and your new goals for 2012!

Joyful said...

Thank you, KT. I think more and more people think about giving to charities on behalf of loved ones. This is a great idea since most people in North America have so much already.

I will be reviewing my 2011 goals and updating for 2012 before the year end.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and may 2012 be a better year.

Roan said...

I often give a charitable donation on behalf of friends. This year I chose St Jude, which is a charity close to my heart.

Joyful said...

Hi Roan, I'm glad you choose to give to charity at this time of year!

Brenda Green said...

thank-you for letting us see what ways we can help and what little money it takes to help a family in need. Father, I pray that you would touch peoples hearts around the world, that in the midst of Christmas shopping for material things, we may,also spend a few dollars to help someone who desperately needs things just to survive. Father, I ask you to Bless Penny, for all she does and her generous heart. In Jesus name amen

Joyful said...

Thank you so much Brenda for your awesome prayer! I pray too for the needs of the Missions. You are very right that just a little can help so much. In this time of holiday frenzy where many spend much,I pray that willing hearts would be generous. Thank you for your visit and may God bless you and your household.

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