Have you ever walked past individuals, who for one reason or another, for a time, have found themselves homeless and living on the streets? More often than not, when you look at them, they not only look directly into your eyes but they respond with smiles. They are homeless, ungroomed, begging and alone; what do they possibly have to smile about? Sometimes the most beautiful smiles come from unexpected places; from the marginalized, ill-treated or those subjugated and burdened by severe poverty.
In many of the countries of Eastern Europe, there are no social or financial safety nets in place for those who find themselves alone, hungry, cold or homeless. These conditions are no respecter of persons; the elderly and children included. Can you imagine stepping out of a supply van in mid February, filled with humanitarian aide, dressed in winter boots, warm coats, gloves and hats, and coming face-to-face with a small child wearing nothing but a torn t-shirt, no shoes, no pants or winter gear, nothing? Yet, there was no curved lip of pain to greet us, rather there was a shivering, arms folded to stay warm, little smile framed by two little red cheeks. It was the most beautiful smile in the word.
As Christmas approaches, we can help make a big difference with your help in the life of a child. For $51.00 you can purchase a Children’s Bundle which includes; snacks for school, school supplies and new socks/boots and shoes. In return, we promise, you will receive the most beautiful smiles in the world.