Kelly vanderwell via Crowdrise
February 24, 2012
BENEFITING: GODS LITTLEST ANGELS INC
EVENT DATE: Mar 24, 2012
Its going to be my 25th birthday this year, and I thought that raising funds for GLA would be wonderful way to spend my 25th birthday. GLA (Gods Littlest Angels) is the orphanage in Haiti that my siblings are adopted from.
I would like to raise 5k by a month from my birthday (so we have 2 months!) so there is funds to build a room in a building (possibly the nursery, we'll have to see) on the new campus of the orphanage and it will be named after me (and all of you?).
God's Littlest Angels takes in the tiny babies in their area of Haiti and nurses them back to health, providing life-saving medications and equipment for them.
In 2004 my family adopted 2 beautiful brown-skinned babies (2 and 3 year olds) from Haiti. Since then our life has changed for the better. One of my sisters has been back to haiti (almost) every summer since then to volunteer and she's taken groups from our church to do VBS each summer. My dad now works stateside for the orphanage. My mom is a nurse and went down after the earthquake and other various times to give of her time to help the kids of Haiti.
God’s Littlest Angels is a Haitian orphanage located in the mountains above Pétion-Ville, close to the village of Fermathe. The majority of the children brought to the orphanage are between the ages of newborn and 7 years old. We also have older children, sibling groups, and children with special needs waiting for adoptive parents.
God’s Littlest Angels has ministered to the children of Haiti since 1994 and has been involved in international adoptions since 1997. GLA is involved in several children’s ministries in the local community. In the year 2000, GLA implemented a school sponsorship program for children unable to attend school due to the lack of funds. Today, more than 200 children attend school sponsored by people in North America and Europe.
God’s Littlest Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry incorporated in the State of Colorado.