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Lenten Campaign for Formula for Orphans

For I was hungry, and you gave me food.  I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you welcomed me.  ~ Mark 25:35

Valentina, named because she came to the attention of LWB’s Healing Homes team on Valentine’s Day last year, came to us with a diagnosis of “failure to thrive.” Her orphanage didn’t know how to help her get stronger, and at nine months old she weighed 3.5 kg. (7.7 lbs.). Not only was she tiny, she was very weak and didn’t have the strength to move around in her crib.

Lenten CampaignValentina after receiving love, care, and quality formula in our Healing Home.

Every day LWB’s Healing Homes Program nurtures children like Valentina, helping them thrive, heal, and move forward to a life of opportunity.  If you observe Lent, please consider participating as a way that we can work together to make a difference in the lives of many children who need an extra caring hand.

How to Help… as easy as one, two, three:

  1. Print out the jar label and affix to a clean empty container. Download label
  2. Involve the family in saving daily – perhaps abstaining from candy or coffee – and put the savings in the Lenten jar.  This could also be a very meaningful project for a church group.
  3. Count the savings after Lent and make your donation online, by phone, or by check.
  • Donate by Phone:

Call 405-216-5837

  • Donate by Check:

P.O. Box 25016
Oklahoma City, OK 73125

Please note “Lenten Campaign” on your check.  Thank you for considering to help with our campaign to provide better quality to orphans!

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  • Sophie says:

    I do not care what religion you practice or if you practice any religion at all. What matters to me the most is your heartfelt love and devotion to these children. I don’t think your personal belief system matters in any way to these sweet young ones. It is that LWB cares and is always so willing to help. That is what matters. Thank you so very much for the work that you do!!!

  • chinalwb says:

    LWB does special campaigns throughout the entire year to encourage people to help orphaned children as part of their own life celebrations. We have promoted special projects at back-to-school time, Chinese New Year, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, and more. We do have many supporters and volunteers who celebrate Lenten season and have now done this special campaign for several years to raise funds for essential formula. We want to be very respectful of all of our wonderful supporters, which is why we intended to say in the blog, “If you celebrate Lent.” (Thanks to your note, we have made the change.) Many people feel it is a wonderful time to reflect on their blessings and also help vulnerable children.

    Thank you for your past support!

  • Donna Musselwhite says:

    GREAT idea! I was wanting to do something different, purposeful and meaningful and THIS is it!!!! AND during CNY as well!!!!

    Mommy to the amazing Princess Catherine Anne XiuJin

  • slj says:

    I’ve been following LWB for a whole now, but somehow only now realized it to be so deeply Christian an organization as to -assume- we’re all observing Lent. A bit disconcerting, as non-Christian who is religious in her own tradition and gives charity regularly but does none of this in a Christian context and is uncomfortable with the assumption she would.

    I very much appreciate the work you do, and hope you keep doing it, but will be seeking out organizations–ones that don’t just assume I’m someone I’m not or that my desire to give comes from their personal belief system–for my own giving.