Making a list and checking it twice!

This Christmas our family will be celebrating the birth of our Savior with our good friend Mariana, in some of the poorest barrios of Costa Rica.  We will work alongside Mariana to share the love of Jesus with teen moms and their babies, encourage those that mentor the teens, celebrate Christmas with the boys of Glorious Day Orphanage, and provide a Christmas morning meal while sharing the truth of hope born on Christmas morning with those in the barrio pictured above.
If you would like to help out, here's a list that we would love to provide for those we get to share the joy of Christmas with...



Mariana's Pura Vida Costa Rica Christmas Shopping List
These items will be for gift bags for the teen moms and for the boys at the Glorious Day Orphanage:
48 Christmas 12” x 8” Gift bags with handles -  
big bag full of candy 
big bag of chocolates 
17 scripture bookmarks
12 scripture bookmarks
12 scripture bookmarks
17 - 3 oz lotion     
12 - 3 oz lotion     
12 - 3 oz lotion 

17 pack of footie socks – grey or black
12 pack of footie socks – grey or black
12 pack of footie socks – grey or black ~ thank you!

17 - 4”x 6” sized journals for boys thank you!
12 - 4”x 6” sized journals for girls thank you!
12 - 4”x 6” sized journals for girls thank you!
17 packs of colored pencils thank you!
12 packs of colored pencils thank you!
12 packs of colored pencils thank you!
17 large sized toothpaste       17 toothbrushes ~ thank you!
12 large-sized toothpaste      12 toothbrushes ~ thank you!
12 large-sized toothpaste  ~ thank you!
17 bars of soap ~ thank you!
12 bars of soap ~ thank you!
12 bars of soap ~ thank you!
17 - chapstick ~ thank you!
12 toothbrushes ~ thank you!
12  chapstick ~ thank you!
12  chapstick ~ thank you!

Pura Vida Costa Rica Sponsor List
These items will be purchased locally:

Sponsor a Christmas meal & party for 17 boys $200.00
Sponsor a Christmas meal & party for 12 girls $120.00
Sponsor a Christmas meal &  party for 12 girls $120.00

Sponsor a Christmas morning breakfast for children in the barrio
$50.00 ~ thank you!
$50.00 ~ thank you!
$50.00
$50.00

Sponsor a buggy full of diapers $150.00
Sponsor a buggy full of diapers $150.00
Sponsor a bag full of baby formula $100.00 ~ thank you!
Sponsor a bag full of baby formula $100.00

Sponsor a $30 pair of shoes for the Glorious Day boys
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Sponsor checks can be made out and mailed to:

CMC                                   or        HopePoint Church
P.O. Box 219228                          P.O. Box 170151
Houston, TX 219228                   Spartanburg, SC 29301
(memo: Mariana Melo)              (memo: Mariana Christmas)

Thanks for checking the list, and helping others hear the truth of a Savior born on Christmas Day and experience the joy of receiving a gift this Christmas!
You can email me or message me on facebook if you would like to give!

Merissa

2 comments:

  1. I will bring you 12 bars of soap and 12 toothbrushes a week from Sunday. We are out of town this weekend. Is that soon enough?
    Lana Dixon

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  2. Yes Lana! Thank you so much! Crazy that the children will be excited about these items - but they will!!

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