Adopt a Family
The program "Adopt a Family" is focused on help to poor families living at remote sites of the Andes. In the program, there are included not only complete families, but also lonely widows or elderly people to whom we would like to relieve from their bad deals. “Adopt a Family” is about donating basic products such as warm winter clothes, nappies, bedding and medicines, etc.
During the Christmas time, we usually try to bring them brighter holidays. For that reason, we along with our generous donors were able to provide Christmas gifts and sweets to native families this year.
However, we are aware of that not only gifts under the Christmas tree are necessary. So that, we support families also after holidays and basically, all year round.
How can you help us?
- You can bring warm winter clothes for children, adults or babies that are supposed for families living in the altitude between 3,850 and 4,550 metres (12,632 to 14,928 feet). That is why, the weather is very cold all year round.
- They would very appreciate toys too since those families usually cannot afford them.
- Shoes or slippers.
- New(!), warm socks.
- School briefcases.
- School supplies.
- Pillows or cushions for sleeping.
- Nappies for babies.
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