A Video Christmas Card From Our Family To Yours

Merry Christmas from Catholic Relief Services and all the people we serve around the world.

Please watch this quick video—it's our Christmas card to you!

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The power of your love has changed millions of lives for our poorest brothers and sisters overseas. With your continued prayers and donations, CRS can reach out and feed, heal, educate, embrace, empower and shelter God's children around the world. What's more, like the boy in this video, you give a child the opportunity to be child. What could be more precious than that?

God bless you and thank you.

Animation by Bryan Prindiville and photos by Sara A. Fajardo/CRS

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Meet Ambition

Ambition Mwenitete is 11 and lives in Malawi. He first started making clay toys when he was 7. As part of the CRS-supported Lusubilo Orphan Care project, he attends an after school program where he receives a warm meal.

Your generosity to CRS helps support this program and enabled it to grow, but the true credit should go to its founder, Sister Beatrice Chipeta, and the community volunteers that run it. Sister Beatrice won the prestigious Opus Prize this year.

Ambition's car making musts:

Mud cars always need to include seats, a gear box, a steering wheel, a spare tire, lights, and a license plate.

If there is good soil, make sure to include flood lights.

A good car needs a high roof and a bumper to protect the flood lights.

If a car is looked after well it will last a week, if you're careless it will only last a day or so before it begins to crack and fall-apart.

Other fun mud projects are helicopters, a dinosaur riding a bull, cows, or even a whole soccer team.

Thank you for giving the gift to let kids be kids. Merry Christmas!