IMMOKALEE (July 10) – An alligator wearing a Santa hat, orange trees decorated with colorful string lights, and a wreath made of berries are just some of the Christmas card designs created by students at Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s (RCMA) schools and child development centers in Immokalee, Wimauma and Homestead and available for purchase.
RCMA annually serves almost 7,000 children of rural poor and migrant families in 21 Florida counties. Many students were inspired by their experience with crops in the field when making their artwork.
Forty designs are available for exclusive use by individuals or businesses on a first-come first-served basis, and three designs are available for everyone.
Exclusive designs can include a logo and personalized message and require a minimum purchase of 100 cards for $150. For the three general designs, packs of 10 with envelopes are $15.
Every dollar raised through the Christmas card sales qualifies RCMA for up to $16 in matching state funds, meaning a $15 box of cards could entitle RCMA to $240. Proceeds help purchase educational supplies and offer programs at RCMA’s 66 child development centers, 3 charter schools and afterschool care programs. The cards can be viewed and ordered at bit.ly/rcmacards. The order deadline is Dec. 13.