AFADU’s 2019 LCV Kris Kringle Appeal
It’s done! AFADU’s Kris Kringle 2019 appeal was a huge success.
Our 2019 Kris Kringle (KK) Appeal for the children at Lirhanzo Children’s Village, Zimbabwe, ensures our kids are all fed, clothed and attend school in uniforms they are proud of.
Keep reading to learn from Margret, our senior guardian mother at The Village, as she explains what Christmas and our Kris Kringle appeal really means to the kids in Zim.. or jump straight to the story here.
Our Target: AU$5,000
Appeal Commenced: 01 December 2019
Appeal End Date: 25 December 2019
Funds Raised: $5,443 – Kris Kringles are all SOLD!!!! TARGET EXCEEDED!
Focus: High.. We had to sell 125 Kris Kringles (average 5 per day) to meet our target – we did it with your help – a record 136 Kris Kringles sold
Last updated: 31 December 2019 by Craig Gear (Director)
The Meaning Of Christmas To Our Lirhanzo Children (The Village) And Most Zimbabwean African Children
by Margret Mutero, The Village – Zimbabwe
Christmas is celebrated as a commemoration of Jesus Christ.
On Christmas day, as African people and our children we eat special foods which we do not eat on daily basis.
Foods like cakes, chips and many other nice foods are not affordable by many people and considered luxuries, can only afforded once a year.
For example at Lirhanzo we bake lots of big cakes, scones, muffins on our Christmas party once in December then we celebrate all our children’s birthdays and Christmas on the same day.
This we normally do the first or second week of December before some of our kids go for holidays, those with known relatives.
It is very important and special for children to wear new clothes on Christmas day or Christmas party.
Parents always try to go out of their way to make sure their kids all have new clothes. This is like a cultural thing to all African children and parents that everybody wears new clothes on this day.
The black community is very different from the white community their kids are mostly interested in toys as gifts whereas our kids only want new clothes.
Our children won’t fully appreciate it if you only give them a toy and no new clothes on Christmas day.
Most people do take their children to special places like great Zimbabwe, Gonarezhou , Chilojo Cliffs and many more only during the December holiday.
For our children this is the time that we send those with relatives to visit them and have some quality time on Christmas.
Our children only visit their relatives after our special big Christmas party which we celebrate every year with them and that’s when we give them all new clothes.
For bigger girls we try and buy them special weaves or artificial hair as this is very special to African bigger girls on Christmas.
The special wish of most of our children is to visit great Zimbabwe and see for themselves what it really looks like on the ground and also as a special outing.
It only these children who knows what it means to stay at one place your whole life.
Some of them do not have relatives whom they can visit.
Thank you and may God bless you all,
Can you help us with this years Kris Kringle for AFADU children at LCV, Zimbabwe?
Each year we try and give them all a special present and this is your chance to help do this.
If you can help us by buying a Kris Kringle and we will send you a certificate that you can give to someone to show that you have made a difference.
Its what’s called a ‘reverse Kris Kringle’.. so the idea is you buy your KK for someone special (instead of a traditional Christmas present – or as well as) and we’ll send you a gift certificate in their name that you can give them as a gift. In other words you bought them a gift for one of our kids on their behalf. Pretty special, huh?
We cannot do this without your help and we encourage you to share with friends on social media, or simply email the link to this page, to pass it on.
Each Kris Kringle is $40 and we would love to raise AU$5,000 this year to make this a special occasion, especially considering the ongoing uncertainty in Zimbabwe.
Buy your Kris Kringle and see our progress to date on our KK2019 page. We need to sell 125 Kris Kringles and we can only do this with your help..
So go on, click any of the links or buttons on this page and buy your Kris Kringles.. before they sell out.