Giving Comes From The Heart
When we started Mistletoe Market, it was with fun in mind. But, we quickly realized this unique gift became a true blessing to us. So, we knew early on that we wanted to give back. We are proud to support these two charities for our first Mistletoe in March.
DREAMS COME TRUE OF LOUISIANA
Founded in 1982, the goal of Dreams Come True of Louisiana is to grant dreams of children in the Louisiana area, ages 3-18 with life-threatening illnesses. Each year, Dreams Come True of Louisiana grants approximately 50-60 dreams throughout the year. We granted 60 dreams last year and had 12 children earn their wings. The dreams range from pets, to household items, to electronics, to music and play equipment, to shopping sprees and trips!
“Normal kids talk about playing ball, cheering, dancing, fishing, hunting, our kids talk about their various medicines they take, the side effects, when did you lose your hair, do your bones hurt like this and on and on and on.”
Check out Dreams Come True of Louisiana to read the
stories of some of the children.
Operation 2020 is a small group of individuals devoted to providing free adjustable eyeglasses to impoverished nations. Each project they take on is geared toward spreading the Gospel through meeting the basic human need of sight. By opening doors long shut to any other form of outreach, Operation 2020 is able to spread the love of Jesus Christ to people who need both physical and spiritual sight. Here are the number of glasses they have offered to just some of the countries they have visited:
Cuba – 200 pairs
Mexico – 180 pairs
Haiti – 600 pairs
Ghana – 800 pairs
Western Sahara – 800 pairs