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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --  One local store is doing its part this holiday season to help make a difference around the globe. Mint Julep in Huntsville is helping support two local missionaries provide for an entire orphanage.

It truly is a small world we live in. A monogrammed purchase here in north Alabama now has a direct link to helping nearly 100 orphans in Kenya.

Devry and Curtis Coghlan are friends and residents of Huntsville,” explained Mint Julep Monograms owner Hillary Dunham.  “They took up a calling and moved to Kenya.”

Moving to Kenya and overseeing an orphanage, complete with a medical clinic and a school, through the Kenya Relief Organization. However, this orphanage is 50 miles from the nearest grocery store.

“So we are hoping to be able to raise $1,000 to be able to send their way, which goes a much longer way in Kenya than it does in America,” said Dunham.

Every monogrammed purchase through December will serve as a gift that keeps on giving. A dollar from every purchase will go towards buying a car for transportation. The goal is to create an impact that goes far beyond a single monogrammed present.

“To help orphans around the world,” shared Dunham. “What an amazing and powerful task and privilege that is for them!”

The dollar contribution is taken from the purchase price. Mint Julep Monogramming is using its store to have a universal reach to helping these children have better access to food.

“It’s encouraging to people half way around the world who don’t have family nearby to know that there are people supporting them and praying for them and rooting for them,” said Dunham. “We want to continue and support them. That’s what we’re here for.”

And that’s what this season is all about. So far, the store has raised more than $650 and the total amount will be sent right around Christmas.