Little girl holding new pair of boots
Can you believe that Christmas is almost here? We at CERI hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and are ready for the joy that Christmas brings. While the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season has officially begun, we wanted to take a moment to tell you how much your gifts to CERI mean to us and, more importantly, the children we serve. Without YOU, we would not be able to help children around the world with the abundance of services, time, and love... that YOU make possible!
As we speak, teams of volunteers are en route to Moldova to distribute over 7,300 pairs of brand-new, warm winter boots to every institutionalized orphan living in Moldova! Your generosity is what makes this vital missions project possible. Would you believe that many of these children never receive anything new? What if I told you that every pair of shoes our volunteers will remove from the feet of children are tattered with holes and every sock soaking wet? And what if I told you the temperatures are freezing? The image this paints for me is heartwrenching, smelly, and unbearable. But thanks to donors like you, CERI can help... and is! This year we are excited to report that boots were manufactured in Moldova, stimulating the country's economy and helping working families in this struggling nation.
As the Christmas season vastly approaches and we prepare to distribute thousands of pairs of boots, we wanted to pause to send you an update and say THANK YOU. YOU are CERI... without you we are nothing. Thank you for your ongoing support of this vital missions project!
P.S. Please click the link below to watch an amazing video of this precious boot mission...
Children's boot for little ones
Rack of children's boots at Moldovan shoe factory
Boots for youth - factory worker & CERI Nat'l Dir
Boots for female youth
CERI placing order for boots at shoe factory in MD