The period of Christmas fast and the Nativity of the Savior itself is a special time. Every Christian looks forward to this moment. We are living biblical events over and over again, try to purify ourselves and become better during fast, look for a guiding star in our daily lives and, just like children, wait for a miracle.
However right next to us there are those for whom a new toy, objects for creativity and development, chocolate or even small sweets are already a miracle. Children and adults with special needs of psychophysical development, who live permanently in boarding homes, perceive the world around them in a different way. They rejoice at small things and open their hearts full of love… Often, sisters of mercy become family and closest people to them.
This inspired us to organize a charity event Secret Angel last November. Then, with your help, we collected coloring books, educational toys and sweets that were bought with some part of donated money during Christmas period. All those gifts were addressed to the children’s department at one of boarding home that are visited by our sisters. Exactly to those children who live there permanently.
Our charitable foundation “Friends of the St. Elisabeth Convent in Minsk” warmly thanks each of you for participating in the completed charity event Secret Angel!
This year, we once again invite you to become a Secret Angel for special children. This year we dared to collect gifts for two boarding homes: for children and adults with special needs.
This Christmas, with God’s help and response of concerned people we can give joy to our neighbors together!