Families in developing countries who collect water from ponds and streams typically carry it back to their homes in buckets or jugs. This Lenten season, you can get into the spirit of almsgiving by making a paper water cup using the origami pattern and instructions below. Use your cup to collect the money you will donate to help poor families in developing countries this Lent.
To get started, you will need:
End with this prayer for generosity from St. Ignatius:
teach me to be generous; teach me to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, save that of knowing that I do your will.
This Lent, Cross Catholic Outreach ministry partners are providing material and spiritual aid to families around the world, but we need your help. As you pray, fast and give this Lenten season, would you consider making a gift to Cross Catholic Outreach to support our work in developing countries? Browse our Easter Catalog for other giving opportunities that include clean water wells, safe housing, providing education, and meeting the most urgent needs of children and families.