Christmas Drive | Caring for India's Poorest

A majority-Hindu nation, Christmas in India is a rare, but beautiful, tradition. In order to mark that this or that village celebrates Christmas, Indians work for months leading up to the holidays to create—at times ornate, and at times rugged—paper lantern Christmas stars that hang ceremoniously from streetlights and building corners.

A majority-Hindu nation, Christmas in India is a rare, but beautiful, tradition. In order to mark that this or that village celebrates Christmas, Indians work for months leading up to the holidays to create—at times ornate, and at times rugged—paper lantern Christmas stars that hang ceremoniously from streetlights and building corners.


Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me, because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them.
— Job 29:11-12

More than 360 million Indians, nearly 30% of the country's growing population, live on less than $73 a month. Needless to say, with limited access to clean water, nutritious food, and sanitation, most Indians aren't in a position to celebrate the holidays away from work, let alone bless their children with even a simple gift.

For these, and so many other reasons, we're excited to partner with India Rural Evangelical Fellowship to give a simple gift to just some of the more than 2,000 orphaned and impoverished children they care for: new clothes for the new year.

Your $25 donation empowers IREF to purchase a hand-sewn garment from a local business for a child in need. Under IREF's care, these children receive a free education, food, clean drinking water, shelter, and love; but, without the added support of passionate businessmen and women, like yourself, IREF simply cannot afford to provide anything above and beyond meeting their children's most basic needs.

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"We extend our warmest thanks to you, the faithful supporters of IREF who make Christmas in Repalle possible each year!" — Chistie Rebba, India Rural Evangelical Fellowship


Jake Vermillion

Panama City Beach, FL

Jake serves as an advisor with Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 300, faith-based nonprofit that helps the body of Christ manage God's resources Biblically.

In his spare time, Jake helps nonprofits optimize their digital presence as a freelance consultant, hosts The Human Level, a podcast committed to reclaiming charity as a vehicle for change, and attends Redeemer 30A with his wife, Hannah.