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The Christmas wish tree is made up of the dreams and wishes of children in shelters and substitute homes, sent to Santa Clause. To make sure that these do not just remain dreams, pick a gift from the Christmas tree and make a donation to the best of your ability.


Christmas wish tree: Sports – good for the body and soul

Many children living in foster homes are athletic, because in this way it is possible to get tension out of the body which has accumulated over time, act to achieve goals, and train endurance. Children hope to find practical gifts from Santa's bag that help them to continue with their hobbies.

7-year-old Johanna from Jõgevamaa is extremely mobile and physically capable, she goes dancing and wrestling. In the coming year, she is planning to transfer from wrestling to athletics which accepts children from the age of eight. This summer, she saved up some money and bought herself some roller skates. In order to continue with this sport safely, she is asking for a new helmet from Santa. The old bike helmet, which has worn out straps, is not that safe for doing tricks with roller skates.

9-year-old Tairi from Tallinn is also a very active child, and part of this energy has come out of her thanks for the bike she recently got as a present. At the same time, she also adores horses – those large four-legged creatures are currently the main topic in her life, and Tairi really likes to colour in pictures of horses. In addition, she has the opportunity to do training, which is very therapeutic for the child. Since the training is quite expensive, there has not been enough resources to buy personal equipment. Tairi is missing boots and a helmet – she would be happy if the elves found out about her dream, as she really wishes to have her own helmet.

8-year-old Viktoria from Sillamäe attends a dancing school, she has been doing gymnastics for a long time, and during the winter she obviously spends her time ice-skating. The old skates have now become small and she needs new ones size 34.

9-year-old Rain from Tartumaa, however, feels that judo training is not enough for him. Therefore he wishes to have a scooter to get more physical exercise and move faster. He is a smart and active boy, who is singing in a children's choir and learning to play guitar.

Goals and wishes

17-year-old Aleksandr from Ida-Virumaa wishes to get something completely practical, namely a sports hoodie, because he wears them out quite a lot. Aleksandr is an active sports boy who has eagerly attended baseball training for five years and is quite skilled at this game. He has participated in numerous international competitions in Finland and Ukraine and achieved great results. Soon he will fly to the USA for another international competition.

20-year-old Marko from Tallinn also works out a lot and wishes to add a healthy diet to it. He wishes to receive a blender so he can drink something else besides water with his meal. Sometimes it is necessary to leave home quickly, and with a blender he could prepare smoothies for the road. He has already thought of a place for this kitchen appliance in his new home when he enters independent life next year from his foster home.

Encouragement to move

For example, 11-year-old Viktoria from Tallinn wishes to get a smart watch, because it is beautiful and shows how many steps she has taken, it can be used to make phone calls, text and set an alarm for the morning. The foster parent is supporting the wish of the child because Viktoria has health issues and the watch could help to monitor her pulse. A pedometer could encourage the child to be more active, believes the teacher.

13-year-old Triin from Tallinn is not a fan of the fastest sports, she would rather go for a calm walk. When she is camping with her brothers and sisters she is often complaining that she cannot keep up. The child was thinking about this and came up with a solution: if she had roller skates she could move faster! Cycle lanes and other lanes suitable for roller skating can be found in Triinu's local area and she really values light physical exercise, so she hopes that Santa can fulfil her wish.

We can only give a child the best gift if we appreciate his/her wishes and understand the actual needs behind them. A Christmas gift that brings joy and helps in developing oneself is the best – it sparks the drive for discovery, challenges one’s knowledge, or teaches a new skill. We can only give a child the best gift if we appreciate his/her wishes and understand the actual needs behind them.

Receiving gifts on Christmas Eve was the highlight of the year for many children, but life goes on 12 months a year and dreams don’t end with Christmas. Why not give a gift to these children every month and support their hobbies as a permanent donor? The support of a permanent donor is invaluable because children growing up in family and foster homes want to practice activities and have hobbies all year round, just like children growing up with their parents. As a permanent donor, you can give them certainty that they will be able to practice their favourite activities now and always.

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