The Honduras Companion Communities Project will again offer a selection of Alternative Giving cards for sale after all the masses during the weekends of Advent. The cards provide a way for you to remember friends and loved ones and to contribute to the local community projects in Honduras which Xavier and its parishioners have supported for the last 15 years. This is our major fund raising event for sustaining our efforts with several local community groups in Honduras, a country where crime is out of control and the economic situation for most residents continues to be extremely difficult.
We have an extensive selection of cards this year, based on artwork created by the children who live in Casa Corazon, the home operated by the Sisters of Mercy for children who are HIV+. Aside from printing expenses, you can be sure that all the proceeds from the sale are used for continuing the scholarships we have been providing for secondary school students and for contributing to the expenses of providing a more comfortable life for children and families dealing with HIV.
As always, thank you for your support !