December 27, 2015 – January 1, 2016
Pat, Lisa, Jonathan and Zak Burke
Charities can talk all day about fundraising, statistics and donations. But what really hits home for us and our supporters are the individual stories about those in need, about the people delivering help, about the experience of changing lives first-hand. At Dreams for Orphans, we love sharing the stories of the children and communities we support, and the people who are traveling across the world to deliver aid and hugs.
The awesome Burke family (Pat, Lisa, Jonathan and Zak) from Seattle recently traveled to Accra, Ghana, where Dreams for Orphans serves. The family trip consisted of visiting friends, delivering Christmas gifts to the orphans, playing games with the kids, doing arts and crafts, and just hanging out. Giving these orphans the attention they deserve is so important in DFO’s mission to create better lives through safe environments where they feel loved and empowered.
“My favorite part of our most recent trip to Accra was spending time with my family uninterrupted by electronic devices. I also enjoyed spending time with the children at OSU and Village of Hope. It was especially great to see the children at OSU we have known over the past several years and how they are all growing up, getting taller and becoming more mature.
People often ask when we get home if we were on safari, if we saw any exotic animals or how laborious the trip was and I always give the same answer: It is about so much more than any of those things and the memories me and my family have together will last a lifetime. And, no to the first two questions. We don’t remember the travel within a few days we just remember being the journey.” – Pat
What a way to start the New Year. Thank you to the Burkes for their incredible support, we’re excited to follow along their next trip!