Christmas is all about giving, so I’m going to be donating 100% of profits made on my website (excluding fine art prints from my @miccasart page) from now until Christmas to my friend’s family run charity “River of Life Mission”. At the moment they’re trying to raise $15k to furnish a new orphanage built on Santa Monica island in the Philippines and I’d love to help out as much as I can!! :) Last year we managed to raise $871 so I hope this year we can raise even more <3
River of Life Mission was started by my friend's grandmother, Fely. She runs 2 orphanages in a small village along the Dolores River in Eastern Samar that houses around 50 children aged 2-19. Situated in such a rural area, medical and contraception is very scarce so unwanted pregnancies are common and she often gets new born infants left on the sides of roads or rivers.
Fely grew up in this area as a child and can relate to the experiences shared by these children, so when she moved to Perth (the city I'm from) and grew in wealth she felt called to return and help those children, as well as spreading the gospel through churches. She has devoted her life to her charity and does weekly outreaches where she will either boat ride or mountain drive for hours to connect with people and provide them with food, medical assistance, clothing and prayer.