‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

An Orphanage Christmas Feast!

Nastia , last December, modeling the Father Christmas suit we bought for the orphanage.
I wrote the orphanage weeks ago about providing funds for a Christmas Feast for the children. Usually for Christmas they get only a small piece of candy. No presents, no party, no special meal. Nothing. But last year we held a huge Thanksgiving Feast and also left money for a smaller Christmas dinner to be held after we left. We also bought small gifts for every single child, bought an artificial Christmas tree that they can use every year, as well as a 'Father Christmas" Suit and a "Snegorishka" Suit. 
Anya, last December, modeling the Snegorichka costume we bought the orphanage.

Today I received this email: 

"Hello Keri!

Thank you very much for not forgetting us. V received a parcel from his family, and D was given the letter you sent, he was very happy with it and he waiting for his mother (You). D also printed the photo you sent on the printer you gave us! Keri!  We now have a new director . Her name is ___________. We had talked to her about the transfer of money for Christmas that you spoke of. She will be very glad to help. The children are always asking when we will celebrate Christmas with KERI!  They are waiting for treats (chicken, and sweets, as in that big dinner of last year). We are so sorry that took so long to write to you, we had much difficulty with the problem of Internet. Keri, we strongly, strongly miss you, love you , wait for you ... All the children thought it a great pass, and D sends his love ....

So, would you like to be a part of this wonderful dinner? I can't do it alone. I only even made the offer to them knowing that if I put the word out, many of you would be overjoyed to help! All you have to do is:

Click on the paypal donation button over on the top right of this blog. Send a few dollars, whatever you can afford. And also put " Christmas Feast" in the subject line or note area when you send the funds. I will have to collect the funds by the 28th and send them 'western union' from Florida, as i"ll be there visiting my mom for Christmas.

Sending it to them by the 28th insures that they will have time to collect the 
money and go shopping before Russian Christmas. Every dollar really does help!

Anya and Nastia, last December, decorating the Christmas Tree we bought for the orphanage.


  1. That is wonderful!!!

  2. I donated. Hope that many others will too! Have a Merry Christmas!!

  3. Do you know if there is somewhere here in the US where we can order the Snegurochka and Ded Moroz costumes? Santa played along this year and answered to Grandfather Frost, but I'd love to have the costumes so that we can have 2 people actually play them next year.


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