Are you looking for a meaningful Christmas gift for your loved ones? For the price of a tie or sweater, you can support a stronger Arizona. You will have the chance to personalize a message for their Christmas card.
How Does It Work?
- Select a gift amount and story from the options below.
- Tell us who the gift is for, where to send the card, and personalize a message.
- The gift recipient receives a personalized Christmas card from Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, sharing how their Christmas gift makes a difference.
These are examples of what your gift could provide:
When newborn Ethan was abandoned at the hospital in 2013, he was labeled a failure to thrive. Born
prematurely, addicted to heroin with an irregular heart, he was not expected to live. When LSS-SW Family HOMES foster parents Monica and Rogelio received a call about Ethan, they knew he was a gift from God. Two years later, Ethan is healthier and with a permanent home. Over 17,000 children will enter the Arizona Foster Care system this year. You can be their light, because you are all they have.
Walter is 93 years old and lives in Tucson. He is a veteran of WWII, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. He has no family. As he’s aged, daily activities have become harder. “At first,” Walter says, “I was reluctant to let a caregiver into my home. I didn’t see what difference it could make. But years later, I cannot imagine my life without Maria. I look forward to seeing her. She transmits energy and makes me feel full of life. I know I am not alone.” The emotion needs often transcend the physical of these neighbors. Will you help? Because aging is a natural process that affects us all, but many walk the path alone.
Relying on the grace of strangers like you is the reason Kelvin is graduating from ASU this December. Born in war-torn Sierra Leone, Kelvin and his family spent 10 years waiting in a refugee camp in remote Ghana, not knowing what the future would hold. “I knew that I might spend my whole life there. But I prayed for something more.” When Kelvin and his family finally did arrive in the U.S., he wanted to succeed. “I knew that I had to stay out of trouble, and look for the good. There is always good to follow.” Kelvin’s next goal is to attend law school, and eventually work for the United Nations. “America is part of me. LSS-SW and the people here have given me a chance to make a change in the world.”