Looking back over 2007
The year started with a welcome increase in the number of sponsors for pensioners (thanks to the interest of the media and response of the public) and so the number increased of needy pensioners sponsored through Mustard Seed’s Adopt-A- Granny scheme.
This trend has continued and at the end of December 2007 there are
approaching 80 needy Romanian pensioners receiving help each
month – some are sponsored for the winter months only, when with the
cold weather their need is greatest.
away in December
was in May during the visit of Alex Stroie from Mustard Seed Romania that the
decision was finally made to launch an appeal to raise funds to build a home
for pensioners in
In the photo 3 of the girls in the Mustard Seed sheltered apartment open their Christmas shoeboxes.
the last 12 months, three of the young people in the sheltered accommodation
have saved enough money from their rather meagre salaries to be able to buy
small areas of land as building plots in the
For young people brought up in state orphanages and in some
cases living on the streets before moving into the Mustard Seed Romania
girls’ apartment or boys’ hostel, to have the possibility of owning their own home is incredible! And for us an amazing encouragement, way beyond our wildest expectations!
has continued to be sent out to
in December, Kathy Langston (who distributes aid from
“One pensioner wept with joy on receiving the things from you, she’s never had such good things in all her life. …. They are all so very happy and thankful for what you sent.”
We in Mustard Seed thank all our supporters for making this possible - YOUR HELP MAKES A DIFFERENCE
For more facts and information about the Christmas Shoebox appeal 2007 see Christmas Shoeboxes