Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"The Art of Giving" - Giving Back Through Cross Catholic (dot) org

Cross Catholic, works to feed, help and support the poverty stricken families of Honduras. Thanks to fellow blogger, Jennifer of Catholic Inspired, I became aware of this wonderful opportunity for us, who have so much, to give back to those in need. It's my pleasure to have been asked to join several awesome bloggers in sharing and promoting the "Art of Giving ' - a Cross project we can all, in good conscience, support!

So How Can I Participate in The Art of Giving?

To easily help the impoverished of Honduras:
1. Your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, students are asked to draw/color/create an art project.
2. The grownups to scan (or take a photo) of the art and email the image to Cross Catholic:
3. The good folks at Cross Catholic take it from there by uploading all submitted artwork to an online slide show. This fund raising effort will run from now until December 31, 2013.

How Can I Donate to Cross Catholic?

Once the image has been uploaded onto the slideshow, parents, family members and friends can make donations on behalf of the child's artwork to Cross Catholic Outreach. Simply mention the child's name in the comment box when you make your donation. These donations will be used to feed impoverished children and families in El Progreso, Honduras at the Prince of Peace Nutrition Center. A generous 94.8% of your donation goes to the needy - there is very little overhead.

Who can submit artwork to Cross Catholic?

Art projects will be accepted from kids of all ages - from toddlers to teens! This would really be a great project for homeschooling families, teachers and religious education teachers or parents who want to teach their children the spirit of giving! Youth groups could participate in "The Art of Giving" as a service project, as well.

Where is the Slideshow?

1.View the slideshow at Cross Catholic's site

2. View the slideshow on Flickr

3. OR view the slideshow here:

Please, keep in mind that this web page is still a work in progress - as more and more submissions are made. To better understand the event, check out the Cross Catholic website and the slideshow may or may not be visible on your computer. In an effort to resolve this issue, Cross Catholic will be adding a link to the page for those who can't view the slideshow.

You'll Have the Opportunity to Link-up Too!

Please visit next week when those of us on the blogging team will be posting our children’s art and inviting all bloggers to join in a link-up to share the art that their kids have created for this event! We look forward to viewing YOUR children's, grandchildren's and/or classes' artwork as well, as we support the efforts of the selfless individuals at Cross Catholic who help our Central American brothers and sisters!

Who are the Hosting Bloggers?

Please be sure to give the hosting blogs some love. There, you will find many inspirational posts:

Jennifer from Catholic Inspired
Pete from The Catholic Book Blogger
Jen from Enter Under My Roof
Chris from Campfires and Cleats
Monica from Equipping Catholic Families
Birgit from Designs By Birgit
Jen from Happy Little Homemaker
Nancy from Do Small Things with Love
All of the above blogs are publicizing Cross Catholic's herculean efforts to help the needy!