I am a volunteer with Children's HopeChest helping match caring sponsors with needy orphaned and vulnerable children in Swaziland, Africa.
For around a $1 a day, $34 per month, you can save the life of a child and also help them to know God loves them and cares for them.
The sponsorship program of Children's HopeChest is holistic and long-term. They address the following five areas of need:
- Every 50 kids will have 1 discipler assigned to them. The discipler will meet with the kids weekly and act as a mentor to them.
- Most extreme and basic needs first: Food, Clothing, Shelter, etc.
- Make sure that the kids make it through primary and secondary school, as well as trade school or university.
- Counseling needs for any abandonment issues, etc.
Life Skills- Teaching them how to live independently as some of them age out of orphan care.
They handle the translation and delivery of your letters to and from your sponsored child and provide birthday and Christmas gifts for no extra charge.
Eighty percent of every dollar donated to Children’s HopeChest goes towards orphan care. 20% covers administrative and fundraising costs. Children’s HopeChest is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, http://www.ecfa.org/MemberProfile.aspx?ID=9968 and gladly submits to annual audits. They are a highly-rated charity by Charity Navigator, as well. http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=8290
Here are some videos to help you understand what a carepoint is, and why it is so necessary for these children.
If you would like to save and encourage a lonely child, I invite you to sign up at http://www.hopechest.org/, just click the "Sponsor a Child" button.
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