The Delight of a Birthday

As Mother Teresa once said,

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”

 The goals that we make are supposed to be reachable and attainable. That’s why Eastern Lighthouse has proposed the “90 Day Plan”. This plan was constructed to help E.L. reach out to at least three donors who are willing to donate their birthday. The “Donate a Birthday” program was meant to supply each orphan child  in Radauti Sf. Leontin, 125 total, with $20 to supply a small birthday cake, a wrapped gift, candles, and a birthday card signed and sent by Eastern Lighthouse.

By 2018, DaBP plans to sponsor, every year, 12,000 birthday parties for ALL Romanian orphan kids and hopes to raise 250K/year. We try to reach for 2,000 active donors with 500 donors donating $250 each year.

 Why do “Donate a Birtday” program? Birthdays with birthday parties are for sure to stick in a child’s memory. DaBP will make their special day be memorable, distinctive, and will empower people to doing good while doing well.

Donors who donate their birthday will become a “Hero” and will be shown with a picture of themselves in the colage. A short three question interview will be included of the donor with ability to link to social media to share accomplishment.

With your help in the “Donate a Birthday” program you can leave a joyful mark in a Romanian orphans’ life. Donate today and please help us in creating a future, one kid at a time.

Donate a Birthday Program
Donate a Birthday Program

The Experience of a Lifetime

This summer I had the experience of visiting a Romanian orphanage in Campina, Romania. The children at these orphanages ranged from six to seventeen years old, all from different families and backgrounds; some children truly were orphans, others had a tough home life that they needed to escape. But there was one thing that all of these children had in common, they were all so grateful for what they have and do not take anything for granted.

I donated my afternoon with these children, and it was such a delight to become acquainted with these cheerful spirits. Although my living standards may have separated me from these Romanian children, when I played with them I could not see any barriers. After all, they are children just like me who seek adventure, love to laugh with their friends, and learn from others around them.
Eastern Lighthouse has made an effort to assist these children in their journey to learn. This summer we donated a new projector to this orphanage to engage these children in all of the new advances of technology. The children were delighted with their present and their faces full of joy made my heart dance. I wanted to continue to fill them with the joy of education. Currently, Eastern Lighthouse is assisting a seventeen year old girl who has spent most of her life in this orphanage in Campina. She wishes to have a profession as a hairdresser, so Eastern Lighthouse is supporting her in her voyage by paying for her school.

There are so many things you can do to leave a footprint on this world. A simple donation can change a life from okay to awesome. All of this can happen with your help.
As the great American poem and educator, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, once said’
“Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.”

With your help today, you can leave a footprint on the sands of time and in the precious heart of a Romanian child who you know will be ever so grateful for you donation.
Please, help us in creating a future, one smile at a time.