Jesus said ….\”When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment. But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.\” (Luke 14:12-14)
Here are the works of art that kids have already
added to the on-line art show:
All kids, from toddler to teen! This project is just a fun and easy way for parents, teachers, and youth group leaders to help teach kids the joy of helping others who are in great need. Kids can learn that giving is more important than receiving. They only need to create a work of art and ask grown-ups for support! Parents, teachers, and youth groups leaders, please use this opportunity to reinforce what you have already taught your children about how to love their neighbor.
This would make a great service project for high-schoolers, youth groups, or Little Flower\’s Clubs, too!
How should the young artists ask for donations?
During the Holiday season, they can talk to family and friends about the event and ask them to donate. The kids can also create a letter that explains the event and request donations. They may like to copy it and send it out in the mail or by email . If you like, you may use the letter I made for my kids. Click here to view and/or print our letter. It might be a good idea to add a letter or note in your Christmas cards as you send them out!
Who can donate?
Anyone! Please, join in and help encourage these kids while saving the lives of starving children!
Simply, choose the child/art you like and make a donation to Cross Catholic Outreach. Be sure to add the artist\’s name in the comment box when you donate, so the kids can see they are making a difference!
Where do the donations go?
All the donations go to Honduras, where one in every four children suffers from chronic malnutrition. But with help from Cross Catholic Outreach, one local parish is making a difference. The Prince of Peace Nutrition Program, a ministry of Las Mercedes Parish, provides meals for hungry children in poor Honduran communities, educates their caregivers on health, hygiene and nutrition, and ensures that the most severely malnourished children are able to see a doctor and get the medicine and vitamins they need.
How do I find the artist\’s name?