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Nov 9, 2011

What I “Need” for Christmas



Sponsor a Child with the MORE Project

Each year during the holidays, I look forward to when The MORE Project places its Christmas tree in the lobby of MonaVie Corporate. The ornaments on the tree consist of a picture of a child from Brazil with some basic information about who they are and what they would want or need for Christmas.

Last year I chose an ornament that featured a boy who appeared to be somewhere between the ages of my own two boys, hoping they would identify with him. Before placing the ornament on our own Christmas tree that night, I asked my kids to give him a name. They chose the name “Bartokamos,” and we spent the balance of the evening talking about how our relatively small contribution would provide Bartokamos with food, clothing, and a gift that holiday season.

Over the years, as we’ve continued this tradition, I’ve come to realize what I—and what my family—really need for Christmas…and that is an opportunity to serve others in a meaningful way. I can’t think of a more worthy cause than The MORE Project, so when I heard about their goal to sponsor 100 children by the end of the year (watch video), I wanted to share my experience with you.

If you are blessed with surplus this year—or even if you have to make a few sacrifices—I encourage you to sponsor a child through The MORE Project. I assure you there are many children just like Bartokamos who are counting on your generosity. For more information, click here.

If you’d like to share your experiences with The MORE Project Sponsor a Child program, or similar experience, leave a comment below.


Brian Gill

Sr. Director of Corporate Communications

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