Camels for a Cause
At first glance, one might be confused by this curious offering in the Franciscan Holy Land Gift Shop. What exactly are these peculiar rope creatures with a saddle. The Antonian Society Camels are only strange until you know the beautiful story behind them.
HANDCRAFTED BY ANTONIAN SOCIETY ELDERLY COMMUNITY
Elderly in the Holy Land are often forgotten, very poor and extremely lonely. The Antonion Home for the Elderly gives them a place to go where they can get meals and other services and ease the intense loneliness. The Home for the Elderly is made possible thanks to the financial support of ATS pro Terra Sancta, the social-services branch of the Holy Land Franciscans.
HANDMADE BURGUNDY/GOLD CAMEL KEEPSAKE
You can make a difference in the lives of the Holy Land’s most vulnerable when you purchase one of these distinctive camel novelties handmade by members of the Societa Antoniana Home for the Elderly in Bethlehem. The ATS pro Terra Sancta offers the elderly community a sense of purpose and accomplishment by leading them in leisure activities such as making crafts like these one-of-a-kind camels fashioned with strands of twist-braided rope, beads, fabric, and decorative fringe.
As always, every purchase made at the Franciscan Holy Land Gift Shop supports Christian families in the Holy Land. Click here to make your purchase and join in the Franciscan Holy Land Mission.