November 28, 2012

FTGA Holiday Giving Back Program

Impacting One Guatemalan Star at a time!
Friends Through Guatemalan Adoption invites you to join our 8th Annual Holiday Giving Back Project in conjunction with Behrhorst Partners for Development. BPD works in respectful partnership with Mayan Guatemalans to have a positive impact on the problems associated with Guatemala's history of violence against indigenous populations, natural disasters, poverty, illiteracy and disastrously high rates of infant and maternal death.
You have probably heard the story of the Star Thrower:

A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”

It’s your turn to Save A Star! Every day 110 children will die from preventable diseases in Guatemala and malnutrition is the most significant factor contributing to these high death rates. The issue of chronic childhood malnutrition is 4th highest in the world in Guatemala—the very country that connects so many of our families through adoption. At night many of us have the joy of tucking our little one into bed knowing yes we did make a difference in this child’s life. Now you can help do the same in Guatemala.

Today BPD invites you to make the difference in the life of a child or a family. Your donation of $40 for one child or $200 for a family will help provide direct support with improved access to water, sanitation enhancements, nutritious food and education focused decreasing malnutrition.

BPD recognizes they cannot change the life of every child in Guatemala but they are committed to make that change village by village, family by family, child by child. At the end of each day BPD is confident they make a difference in rural Guatemalan lives.

Let’s come together as adoptive families all over the US to once again support the FTGA Holiday Giving Back Project and for all of the Guatemala Stars that deserve health and well-being! Making a donation in someone’s name is a perfect holiday gift and you will receive a card with the photo of a Guatemalan Star to share!

You can use the attached document to make your donation or visit and click on More Ways To Help to find the FTGA Holiday Project page where you can donate online. Thanks for your support again this year!

FTGA Planning Committee

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Posted by Kevin at November 28, 2012 11:13 AM