Children's Cup helps spread holiday cheer to less fortunate in Africa

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POSTED: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 2:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:06pm

While we're getting ready for our Christmas celebrations, there are some kids who rarely get to have a party or lots of food, even at Christmas time.

Children’s Cup, a non-profit headquartered in Prairieville, is organizing "Christmas at the Carepoints" in southern Africa.

It's a celebration for children who typically don't get to celebrate much. These children are faced with one of the highest AIDS infection rates in the world - nearly 50 percent. That means many of these kids are orphans.

Through Children’s Cup, these poverty-stricken kids get to experience the joys of Christmas firsthand.

"They're able to experience lots of different things. Singing, dancing, music, jumping, slides and water slides. It is summer there so they get a lot of the water fun,” stated Jaime Doyle with Children’s Cup. “So it's just a fun time to really learn about Christmas, and what the real meaning behind Christmas is."

A group from Healing Place Church will be flying to Africa on December 6 to help host more Christmas at the Carepoints celebrations.

If you'd like to sponsor a child so they can celebrate and learn the true meaning of Christmas you can contact Children's Cup. Their information can be found here on their website.

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