In the December issue of Downhome, we profile individuals from Newfoundland and Labrador who have journeyed into the desperate places of our world to help those less fortunate. If you would like to help make a difference, follow these links to find out how you can get involved or contribute.
McJoyful is a charitable initiative by Ontario-based organization Loads of Love, which raises funds to provide Ukrainian orphans with vitamins for a full year, plus a trip to McDonald's they'll treasure forever. Click here to watch video footage of McJoyful Christmas in action.
Operation Christmas Child is a charitable initiative by the Christian organization Samaritan's Purse. The charity brings shoeboxes filled with presents to needy children living around the world at Christmastime. If you are between the ages of 16 and 20, you may volunteer to go overseas to help distribute the presents. Click here to watch video footage of children opening their Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in Bolivia in 2007.