Advent appeal for Tonio and his 46 disabled children

Front Royal, Virginia


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Advent appeal for Tonio and his 46 disabled children


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Category: Pro-Life

Start Date: October 14, 2022


Tônio's Update (11/16/2023):

Dear friends of LifeSiteNews, 

We are once again bringing to your heart ❤️ our Baby Jesus family, a Brazilian mission of lay people and consecrated families defending life. 

We have 33 years of experience and we care for with 46 sons and daughters with various disabilities. We are happy to care for many children who would otherwise have been aborted, and for abandoned young people with many special needs. 

They are all adopted by me, Antônio Carlos Tavares de Mello (Tônio). We are a work recognized by the church and by public authorities in our country.

We live off of various donations from friends, without having any agreements with any public or private organization. 

In this campaign we are looking for help and contributions for our end of year 2023 needs - there are several bills to be paid. 

We have diverse needs in terms of food, medicine, diapers and clothing. 

Due to the excessive heat in Brazil, our expenses with electricity and other needs for the well-being of our children are numerous. 

We are also carrying out several home renovations to improve housing and as prevention, which were still affected by the recent rains that occurred in our city of Petrópolis. 

So we are coming to you, to extend our hands and thus celebrate the true Christmas of our baby Jesus.

God bless you and your family, 

Tonio and Jesus Menino family

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UPDATE 01/18/23: Due to the heavy rains and winds plaguing Petrópolis, our house of Santa Clara suffered extensive damage to the roof, the interior and the foundations. A major renovation will be necessary. The 14 children who live in this house have to be accommodated in our school until we complete the renovation, so all school activities were stopped too.

Please consider helping us towards the $30,000 needed to fix the house.

God bless you all.


Hello my brothers and sisters!

My name is Tonio, and I hereby ask for your help to continue our mission to fight for the sake of life. 

The Jesus Menino Community is a large family that gives love and affection to those who have been abandoned, due to a disability or an attempted abortion. 


Today we have 46 special adopted children who need special care. So that we can give all our children a good quality of life, we need your help to maintain the sustainability of the community.

Currently, we have a high monthly cost, especially with the medical treatment of the sheltered, since they are quite fragile and need extra attention.

Some of our children only breathe with a device, and it is extremely important that we keep our health plans up to date, but in recent months we have been finding it difficult to afford it. 

Since april, we have been struggling to keep our children´s health plan up to date.We have a monthly cost of almost R$ 40 thousand (brazilian currency). Our request for help is for us to raise money for 12 months. At that time will be looking for other solutions. It´s been more than 30 years care with affection and love of our children.

So we ask once again for your help in this battle for LIFE!

Help us to defend and welcome life, all LIFE is a gift from GOD.

We count on you.




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