Christmas Gifts for the Homeless of Rio

Christmas Gifts for the Homeless of Rio

From Adam David

I'm raising money to provide Christmas gifts to the homeless population of Rio (Mostly children but also adults). 100% of donations will go directly to this.

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I'm raising money to buy Christmas gifts for the homeless children of Rio de Janeiro

In recent years, the homeless population of Rio has grown significantly, but this has really intensified with the economic recession brought on by Covid. More and more people are slipping into poverty here and  being forced onto the streets. These are good people who do not deserve this and include families with young children. Your donation won't solve this problem, but it will help deliver the gift of kindness, compassion and decency this Christmas. It will bring a smile to a child's face and will allow recipients the great gift of feeling seen and respected. I am spending my own money to buy gifts for the growing number of children on the streets. Targeted items include

  • books, toys, stuffed animals, basic art supplies, sweets for the children;
  • dried and canned goods for adults/families;
  • clothes for everyone.

When possible, I will be purchasing these things from the homeless or near homeless who sell used goods on the street. I will wrap these, write a heartfelt note and hand deliver them in the days before Christmas. I will look them in the eye, ask them their names and give them a warm smile in the hope that they will feel respect, love and decency. Trust me, I have seen firsthand how much this means to people who live on the streets. 

Small donations will help. Even $5 will help me provide gifts for 2-5 children. (!)

I'm very happy to accommodate any specific requests on how you'd like your donation used and/or willing to transcribe a card in your own words if that is of interest to you. Just get in touch.

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