We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to those who have donated to this cause. We are touched by your generosity and support. Together we can make a difference.
We received a letter from an orphan child from Juarez. His name is José Ángel. He wrote(translated from spanish):
"Hello, good afternoon. Hello mi name is José Ángel. I am 8 years old. I have been at the orphanage since I was 4. I came here not able to walk and thank God during these years I have had 4 surgeries. Now I can walk"
José Ángel has benefited from the generosity of many people around him. With your donations we have been able to buy much needed food items for children like him. He and his friends at the orphanage need our help with the basic, every day needs. Please help us with goal. Thank you.
I would like to thank those of you who have donated towards this project. It means a lot to us. But more importantly, it means a lot to the children of Juarez.
Many of you have heard about the violence that exists in this City. It has had a tremendous impact on vulnerable children. The El Paso Times newspaper talked about a child who lost his father the day he turned 9. This is just one of many children whose lives have changed forever.
Violence in Juarez has increased and as a result, the number of orphans has increased. Some orphanages are not even equiped to handle the huge influx of orphans. Juarez has been infamously title "The homicide capital of the world"
Lets continue helping these children. They shouldn't pay for the mistakes of the adults.
Although there are many, here are 3 reasons orphanages need our help.
1) Lack of Family
According to UNICEF, approximately 132 million children are classified as orphans worldwide. While not all children end up living in orphan homes, a lot of them do. Most children don’t know the meaning of a family. Others only know the meaning of a lost family. We can help make their lives a little brighter by supporting orphan homes and volunteers who work daily to make orphan homes a better place to live.
Approximately, 5 million children die every year from malnutrition (UNICEF). While most orphans do eat their meals everyday, the meals do not contain the essential nutrients needed to fully nourish their growing bodies. Often times, because of the lack of funding and high demands, orphan home administrators purchase low quality foods, which may not always be the best choices. Your contribution will help to provide more healthier, better quality foods for these children.
3) A Better Future
Most children leave orphan homes when they turn 18. The problem is that most of them will not be fully prepared to face the real world. Supporting orphanages increases the likelihood that these children stay in schools and obtain an education to support themselves and their future families.