Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Destin-based Mission Love Seeds is once again planning its Christmas meal and gifts for the children in the villages in the Philippines. Each Christmas, MLS provides dinner and gifts for the children in the Philippines through their Adopt-A-Family program.
Also this year, MLS has plans to feed the hungry and provide warm blankets for kids living in extreme poverty in Mission’s newest outreach in Bondo, Kenya.
“Another Christmas is coming quick, and the children in the Philippines, and now also in Kenya, should have a big smile on their faces when they see how generous the supporters of Mission have been,” Barbi-Carroll Hawbaker, president/founder of Mission Love Seeds, told The Log.
Toys have already been shipped to the Philippines, but it is too expensive to ship toys to Kenya at this time. Instead, money will be provided so Mission Coordinator Victor Oduor Olang’o can provide a small gift or candy for each child in Bondo.
If you or your group or organization would like to Adopt-A-Family this year, message Barbi Carroll on Facebook, email email@example.com or visit www.missionloveseeds.org to donate online. Checks may be mailed to Mission Love Seeds Inc., 55 Country Club Drive East, Destin, FL 32541. Note if your donation is for the Philippines or Kenya, or you might want to sponsor a family in each country. For more information, call 850-650-5583.
The cost to adopt a family is $25. Adopt one — or as many as you can — and help put a smile on the faces of children.
If you feel you cannot adopt a family at this time, and would still like to help, call about making a cash donation. Or maybe you would like to purchase the Mission’s Heavenly Delights cookbook. Buy one for $19 plus shipping and get a second one free. Remember, no donation is ever too small.
If you have never helped Mission Love Seeds, try it. And see what a big smile it puts on your face and in your heart. Help provide a Christmas for those who have nothing.
A gift of food and a hot meal will be a blessing to a child and his/her family.
Every child should be able to smile at Christmas.
This article first appeared in The Destin Log Nov. 22, 2014.
NOTE: Think about those who have nothing for Christmas. Mission Love Seeds can’t help them all, they would if they could. But they can help a child to smile in the Philippines or in Bondo, Kenya. And, of course, they help children here inDestin all the time. It is only $25 to sponsor a meal for a family at Christmas. Won’t you help? Please?