Alvor Children’s Home Christmas campaign

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This Christmas we are working to raise money for the local children’s home in Alvor - Lar de Criancas Bom Samaritano.

Normally they receive support and donations of food and Christmas gifts from many local businesses but due to the economic difficulties created in this area by the Covid pandemic, they find themselves with much less help.

We met with the president and the manager of the children’s home and they have given us the wish list that the children sent to Santa so now we are looking to raise funds to help buy each child a present and a new pair of shoes / some warm pyjamas as well as providing them with a Christmas party. (See below for examples from the Christmas wish list)

Best of all, one of our supporters has offered to match the amount of every donation we receive so every euro you give is going to be worth two!!

We are also helping with repairs to the wooden house that is their primary leisure and study centre and we will be decorating that space for the children to have their Christmas party. We will put up a Christmas tree, fairy lights and decorations as well as help provide food. My mum, Valerie, has already been busy baking Christmas biscuits so they can have a day decorating them.....and eating them of course!

We understand that this year has been difficult for many people so if you do not feel you can help by donating then, of course, we understand completely. Please do share this gofundme page as widely as you can - that alone will help so much - https://www.gofundme.com/f/Alvor-orphanage-Christmas-campaign

If you do feel you could donate something, no matter how small, it would be much appreciated. Any amount helps.....and don't forget, every amount will be doubled. Your donations will be used to buy the Christmas gifts and clothes, make repairs and improvements to the wooden house and provide food which will all be delivered in time for their Christmas party later this month.

We will be keeping you updated on this site.

.....02.12.20 The response we have had until now has been so incredible - we are absolutely blown away by everyone's generosity - you have really exceeded our expectations! Thank you! 

Since we were able to reach our first target so quickly we are going to put the target up to try and help even more kids this Christmas so anyone who hasn't get had the chance to donate.....there is still time!

We are now aiming to buy clothes and shoes for another 56 kids in two other institutions (one in Lagoa and the other in Portimao) via the BPI bank Christmas campaign https://www.bancobpi.pt/responsabilidade-social/este-sorriso-e-para-si
We have already met with the bank staff at both branches and they have sent through the lists of what the children need and we are going to work on those lists immediately. Examples of the items requested are listed below, under the original Christmas wish list.

Some of the gifts on the Christmas wish list….

Book – ‘Guinness World Records’
Basketball
Fleece sweatshirt
Toy police motorbike
Football boots
Furry blanket with unicorns
Benfica football top
Headphones
Perfume ‘Frozen II’
Monopoly
Slippers
Toy drum
Backpack
Toy cash register
Clothing voucher
Remote-controlled car
'Harry Potter' blanket
Sporting football top
Book voucher
Jacket (parka)
Make-up
Minnie Mouse cuddly toy
Trainers
Skateboard
Trousers & shirt
Play-doh
Porto football top
Pair of jeans
Brown boots
Wallet
Tracksuit
Playmobil Safari
Hoodie
Book – ‘Messi - O melhor futebolista do mundo’
Doll (baby)

Some of the clothes requested for the children via the two new institutions;

Girl's coat - aged 4
Boys' tracksuit - aged 5
Girl's coat - aged 5
Boy's trainers - size 34 EUR
Boy's trainers - size 26 EUR
Girl's trousers & jumper - aged 3
Boy's trousers & jumper - aged 2
Boy's trainers - size 23 EUR
Girl's trainers - size 23 EUR
Girl's shoes - size 28 EUR
Girls shoes - size 22 EUR
Girl's shoes - size 26 EUR
Girl's trousers & jumper - aged 4
Boy's trousers & jumper - aged 5
Boy's tracksuit - aged 7
Girl's trousers & jumper - aged 8
Girl's trouser & jumper - aged 10
Boy's tracksuit - aged 2
Girl's trousers & jumper - aged 2
Boy's trousers & jumper - aged 3
Girl's trousers & jumper - aged 6
Girl's shoes - size 23 EUR
Girl's trousers - aged 12
Girl's boots - size 35 EUR
Girl's trousers - size 32 EUR

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My name is Alison Firth and I live in Alvor.

Este Natal estamos a trabalhar para arranjar fundos para a casa de acolhimento local de Alvor - Lar de Criancas Bom Samaritano.

Normalmente eles recebem apoio e doações de alimentos e presentes de Natal de muitas empresas locais, mas devido às dificuldades econômicas criadas nesta área pela pandemia de Covid, eles se encontram com muito menos ajuda.

Nós encontramos com o presidente e o gerente da casa de acolhimento e eles nos deram a lista de desejos que as crianças enviaram ao Pai Natal, então agora queremos arranjar fundos para comprar um presente para cada criança e novos sapatos / um pijama quente bem como arranjar uma festa de Natal. (Veja abaixo exemplos da lista de desejos de Natal)

O melhor de tudo, um de nossos apoiadores se ofereceu para igualar o valor de cada doação que recebemos, então cada euro que você doar vai valer dois !!

Também estamos ajudando no reparacao da casa de madeira que é o centro de lazer e estudo principal e estaremos decorando esse espaço para a festa de Natal das crianças. Colocaremos uma árvore de Natal, luzes e decorações, além de ajudar a fornecer comida. Minha mãe, Valerie, já está ocupada fazer biscoitos de Natal para que eles possam passar o dia decorando-os ... e, claro, comendo-os!

Entendemos que este ano tem sido difícil para muitas pessoas, então se você acha que não pode ajudar doando, claro entendemos perfeitamente. Por favor, compartilhe esta página gofundme - isso vai ajudar muito - https://www.gofundme.com/f/Alvor-orphanage-Christmas-campaign

Se você pode doar qualquer montante, não importa si é pequeno, será muito apreciado. Qualquer quantia ajuda ... e não se esqueça, cada quantia será duplicada. Suas doações serão usadas para comprar os presentes de Natal e os sapoatos/roupas, fazer reparacoes e melhoriar a casa de madeira e fornecer alimentos que serão entregues a tempo para a festa de Natal no final deste mês.

Compartilharemos novidades da campanha neste site.


Alguns dos presentes da lista de desejos de Natal….

Livro - ‘Guinness World Records’
Basquetebol
Camisa de lã
Moto policia de brinquedo
Chuteiras
Manta peluda com unicórnios
Top futebol do Benfica
Fones 
Perfume 'Frozen II'
Monopoly
Chinelos
Bateria de brinquedo
Mochila
Caixa registradora de brinquedo
Voucher de roupa
Carro com controle remoto
Manta 'Harry Potter'
Top do futebol Sporting
Voucher de livro
Blusao 
Maquillagem
Minnie Mouse
Treinadores
Skate
Calça e camisa
Play-doh
Top do futebol Porto
Par de calças
Botas marrons
Carteira
Fato de treino
Playmobil Safari
Camisa com capuz
Livro - ‘Messi - O melhor jogador de futebol do mundo’
Boneca (bebê)

O meu nome é Alison Firth e moro em Alvor.

Donations

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  • Darrel And Lorraine 
    • €100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • €10,000 
    • 1 mo
  • Portuguese Classes Alvor Paddys Bar  
    • €120 
    • 1 mo
  • Aleksandra Vicentijevic 
    • €50 
    • 1 mo
  • Janice Blain 
    • €100 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Alison Firth 
Organizer
Alvor, Penalva do Castelo, Portugal
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