The purpose of this project, simply stated, is to allow you the chance to give Christmas to a child in Argentina.
In an effort to spread holiday cheer during the 2012 holiday season while living in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, my two daughters and I came up with an idea called The Sticker Project. Stickers are valuable little gifts in Argentina; they are not only difficult to find, but very expensive. I posted the idea of sending our family stickers on my blog the day after Thanksgiving (2012) only expecting a few of my immediate family members to respond. Subsequently, we began receiving hundreds upon hundreds of envelopes stuffed with stickers from throughout the world. We quickly realized that we needed to find much more than 50 children (our original goal) to take a sticker bag to.
Thanks to my talkative 5-year-old who was telling her classmates about our overnight sticker factory, a mother of one of the students caught wind of our project and directed me to the local catholic association for needy families called MANÁ de Venado Tuerto.
Every Christmas for the past 20 years or so, MANÁ has delivered a box of food and eating utensils to at least 50 different families in the province of Santa Fe. They had never been able to include something for the children of these families. The idea of using sticker bags was “heaven sent” and turned out to be the perfect contribution to their cause.
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My family won’t be living in Argentina forever, but we definitely feel that this project has been too special not to continue. Rut Covernton, the director of MANÁ de Venado Tuerto, has agreed to carry this project out for us as an annual event. Rut is an acting professor at the local Santa Rosa Community College in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe, Argentina. She is a trustworthy, organized individual with a big heart whom we highly respect and trust.
If you are interested in sending stickers to a needy child in Argentina for Christmas, please follow these three simple steps:
1. Get an envelope. (No larger than a standard 4 1/8” X 9 1/2”. You could also use a standard greeting card size envelope. Postage costs will vary depending on the location you are sending stickers from.)
2. Put stickers in it, preferably clean sticker sheets that haven’t been used. Keep it simple.
3. Send it to the address below on or before November 10th.
MANÁ de Venado Tuerto
2600 Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe
Anything other than standard envelopes will likely not make it in time for Christmas.
All stickers will be given to children in need on December 24th, Christmas Eve or on January 7th, The Day of the Magi.
This page was set up by Sharee Wolfley who is currently living in the United States with her husband and three children.