Help make our Christmas a more colourful one!
Elias and Leandro are certainly in for a more colourful Christmas this year.
Living in utmost poverty, they will be among the more fortunate kids who will have the opportunity to go to the coast and experience the sea and sand for a short holiday break this summer, away from the favela (shanty), where they live in a tiny shack. They have never been away from the favela before, and certainly never to the beach, even though the coast is only an hour’s drive from Hummingbird.
There are many who won't be so lucky to have such a colourful Christmas this year.
It's probably hard for most of us to understand that even the simple joys of childhood are missing in the lives of many of the kids we attend at Hummingbird.
But Flickr members have started to understand the value of their contributions and are steadily uniting their forces in support of our programme for street children and other children at risk, through an initiative mounted by another Flickr member, Marília (Mylens).
Elias and Leandro's holiday trip to the coast is thanks to YOU, our supporters on Flickr. I know how much joy your gift will bring to those kids and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Flickrs United! - So far we have received USD$2.208 from you.
Please visit the Reaching for a Star group and make your contribution.