NVC Christmas ornaments helping pandemic victims

Christmas is in the air at the Negrense Volunteers for Change as it artisans prepare for the holidays.

The NVC “elves” are again working on Christmas ornaments from recycled materials to raise money to continue their mission to provide meals for malnourished children and create vegetable gardens to produce food for the poor who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among NVC’s newest ornaments this year is the “Star of Hope” made from scraps of the 17,040 PPE gowns NVC Foundation made and distributed to frontliners for its “Combat Covid-19” campaign, NVC president Millie Kilayko said.

“This new ‘Star of Hope’ helps us to remember that faith overcomes fear, courage sees us through crisis, and that hope shines bright because love always delivers,” Kilayko said.

The ornament embroidered and beaded by hand comes with a card and hand-sewn pouch.

“It is actually a perfect gift for any occasion the whole year through. The purchase of each ornament supports ‘The Feeding Force’ program for families affected by the COVID-19 crisis,” she added.

“Whether it hangs on your Christmas tree, door knob or is attached to your bag or is given from friend to friend – it speaks the same message: there is hope, because someone, somewhere, wearing a PPE, is risking life and limb to save the life of another,” she said.

“Pass forward that meaningful message of hope by passing this Star of Hope to someone dear. No occasion is needed. Just an occasion of love for all seasons,” Kilayko said, adding that one can check out the other colors and order direct from

NVC’s c first ever Christmas ornaments from discarded Nespresso capsules have also become a classic.

The Christmas balls have hung on Christmas trees in posh homes and top hotels in the country, and have brought holiday cheer in foreign lands.*

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