早在3個月前我們就開始籌備年底送給家庭的物資清單,本來很幸運的有機會找到合作的平台協助募資,卻沒想到在快要送禮前一個月突然被告知終止合作,抱著非常錯愕的心情,在時間緊迫資金缺乏的情況下,我們仍然努力的想辦法準備物資與孩子的歲末小禮物!

Our sixth year via Santa Jia-Xin in providing gifts and necessities to around a dozen families in ChingChuan! It’s been an amazing journey to grow with the indigenous kids as we host edu-courses with them on a year-round basis and then being able to provide some necessities to families who would benefit the most in the same region has also connected us close with the communities.  English below!

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感謝桃山國小的育宏老師協助我們,讓孩子列出自己的願望清單,以便送出孩子真正需要、真正想要的禮物,每個家庭我們也準備了米、油、調味料、香菇、堅果、米粉、麵條、蔬菜乾貨…等的營養物資,期待在這個冬日能與他們分享一些些溫暖。

花了將近兩個禮拜的時間採購孩子各式各樣的願望清單,並且透過網路購買個市有機米、營養物資,在上山前幾天先把禮物一一包裝好,運送物資當天我們一早八點多從台北出發先到學校去看孩子們的聖誕演出、支持孩子,能看到孩子臉上的自信笑容就是我們能夠得到最好的禮物!孩子表演結束後我們親手將禮物一份一份交到孩子手上,看到他們撕開禮物那一霎那驚喜的表情,真的把我們冬日的心都給融化了!

小禮物中也附上佳欣與他的好朋友們親手繪製的卡片還有聖誕小裝飾,孩子們都很喜歡佳欣和好友們來自遠方的祝福:)

隨後我們開著三台車將整理好的滿滿的物資一箱一箱、一戶一戶的送到孩子的家中,跟孩子的家人聊聊天,也感謝他們一年的辛勞,在年末的日子與他們分享溫暖與愛。

看到六年來認識的孩子一個個都慢慢長大了,內心也感到非常欣慰與驕傲,希望在他們人生的下一個階段嚮光協會依然帶著一點光亮,繼續在他們身邊陪伴著他們,也非常感謝長期支持我們的各位,因為有你們的支持,讓這些家庭能夠安心的度過寒冬!謝謝!

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贊助者 SPONSORS: Yuting Hung | MOODIWOOD Carol Wu | Jet Sunny 捷式股份有限公  | Plants 植宿餐飲股份有  |  新北市私立育才雙語小學 Kevin Dam & Theresa Pan | April Lala | 魚鋪鋪日本代購 | Lulu Chandler | 宋偉萍 | 譚羽湘 | 林晅瑄 | 宋端端 | 鐘少庭 | 鄭英美 | 馬緯中 | Ooh Cha Cha​ 舞茶茶有限公司 | Gv Kant​ Oye Punjabi 哦耶!旁遮普 Indian Restaurant​ 印捷國際有限公司 | Paula Perry | 嘉樂思國際商行 | 蕭賀韶 / 友善態度自然農園 | Rita Yeh 葉映汝 | 葉元元 Helen Yeh | April La La | 黃意雯 | 陳慶霖 | 劉云白 | 謝淑芬 | 呂俊彥 | 黃俊誌 | 陳哲勝 | 廖怡寧 | 邱俊源 | 王義鈞 | 沈梅宜 | 吳夢承 | 詹瑋瑋 | 陳方健 | 黃慈瑩 | 林佩怡 | Richard Jack/Sarah Milne | Cory Lewandowski | Tracie and Jeremy Rosenberg | Jill & Jordan Olivier | Terry & Guylaine Furness | Stacey Beckett | Grammy & Grampy Robinson | Brenda Wendt | Sarah Mcdonald | Jonathan Markow | Su Mo | Monica Mead | Cathie Bordon | Marla Rosenberg | Laura & Jeff Bryer | TIA RIEBLING | Oliver Green | Sam Green | Jonathan and Gemma Green | Rob Silva | Jen Bellenger | Bruce and Sharon | Ramsay Curtis | Norman MacDonald
特別感謝 Special Thanks: 林育宏 桃山國小,Barry Martinson, Hannah | Kevin Dam | Theresa Pan
支持者 Gift Supporters / Supporters: Juleng Taing  | DSSENT Ben Hong | Cornelia Chen

您也可以贊助孩子,贊助婦女,贊助我們!SUPPORT US!

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Our sixth year via Santa Jia-Xin in providing gifts and necessities to around a dozen families in ChingChuan! It’s been an amazing journey to grow with the indigenous kids as we host edu-courses with them on a year-round basis and then being able to provide some necessities to families who would benefit the most in the same region has also connected us close with the communities.

Thanks to Teacher Lin Hong Shiong for being our life line to the ChingChuan and again this time going around joining us to deliver the gifts to the households. Each time we need at least 2-3 vehicles full of items (including 44 KG / 22 bags of organic rice, the other 40KG was sent to Taitung) and fulfilled wishlists for each of the children in the families.

This year we had some stellar sweatshirts, beanies, earmuffs, and hats donated from Taiwanese streetwear brand DSSENT, adding an air of excitement in gifting for the kids who loved the fashionable apparel and accessories. Basketballs, shoes, and basic school supplies were also on many wishlists. Adorable bear and panda themed “stationary bags” were popular with the elementary school age children as well.

Each child was presented with a hand-made christmas card from Jia-Xin or one of her classmates, sent from the US with love and care. They took the time to create the cutest Christmas ornaments which we used to decor gift bags of warm socks for families.

For many of us, there is no greater joy than seeing the simplicity of a child’s real smile – we are so grateful for everyone that donated to us and supported our wishlist so that we could get organic rice from Hualien and basic plant-based food staples such as cooking oil, mushrooms, noodles to the families. As per tradition, we began planning not only for food staples three months but also our special holiday themed workshops to spend time with the kids to show them the holidays are not just about material objects. Planning, fundraising, purchase, wrapping, and delivering in person is something to personalize the experience is something that is very important to us. We hope that you can join us in a workshop in 2018 and get to know the kids and this community as well!