Jennifer Wright via Crowdrise
March 05, 2012
BENEFITING: GRACE CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
In 2007, Jennifer Wright founded HEAL the Children Foundation, Inc. after two moving experiences volunteering at orphanages in Zimbabwe and Kenya.
HEAL the Children Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization committed to the support and empowerment of destitute, delinquent, abandoned, neglected children and adolescents that live throughout the developing world. We recognize that poverty and disease have committed innocent children to lives of unbearable conditions. The HEAL the Children Foundation seeks to design and implement effective models for orphanages encompassing the four characteristics of the word HEAL: Health, Education, Ample Nutrition and Love.
HEAL is developing an orphanage in the town of Nyahururu, Kenya. In July 2012, Grace Congregational Church of Rutland, VT and the VT Southwest Churches of the UCC are sending 18 people to Kenya to support the work of HEAL. We are raising money to contribute towards the development of the orphanage. While in Kenya we will live at the orphanage, where we will spend our days working on the construction of a permanent dormitory. We will also spend time with the 55 children who live at the orphanage. We are very excited to contribute to the amazing work of HEAL. Please help us reach our goal, so we can give back to the children who desperately need our support!
Note: We're collecting donations through Grace Church, but the money we raise will benefit the work of HEAL the Children Foundation, Inc.