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10 Days – 100 Backpacks

Have you heard us talk about Patricia Gonzalez?  She is a Colombian woman with a huge heart and a huge love for orphans.

She runs a home in Colombia called La Fundación Esperanza de Amaly which houses 75 to 100 boys ages 7 to 17 years.

Most boys come to her facility from the streets, and she strives to provide a loving, home-like atmosphere for these boys who have been through so much.

Patricia dreams of all she could do for the boys, but those dreams fade in the face of their account balances and the children’s many needs.  But she continues to step out in faith and take in more children, trusting that God will provide.

Over the years that we have known Patricia, we have contributed to her mission by donating supplies, making repairs to her facility, and more.  When we donate to Patricia’s mission, we are not only meeting a tangible need for an orphan but also encouraging this woman who has literally dedicated her life to the service of orphans.  Our support meets real needs and encourages Patricia to keep going, to keep dreaming—knowing that others are behind her in her efforts.

We have a big vision for helping Patricia on our trip to Colombia on March 8, and today marks the beginning of our 10 day campaign to raise $2,700—enough money to provide a World Vision PromisePack containing school supplies, personal hygiene products, and a warm blanket for each of the 100 boys in her home.  At only $22 each, each backpack contains notebooks, pens, crayons, eraser, ruler, pencil, pencil sharpener, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, washcloth, insect-repelling blanket, and a note of encouragement from you!

Will you help us in making this dream come true?  Here are some ways you can join us:

Make a tax-deductible donation for backpacks ($22 per backpack, with option to add $5 for shipping if you’d like) – and remember that you can write an encouraging note to the child who will receive it in the “Optional Message” box

-Share our Facebook posts about this to spread the word

-Come to our Packing Party when we will fill the backpacks with supplies and prepare them to go to Colombia – at our office in Hollywood, Florida on Thursday, March 5.

-Pray for Patricia and the boys who will receive the backpacks—that they would be encouraged and know that they are loved through receiving these backpacks

We can’t wait to arrive at La Fundación Esperanza de Amaly with a hope-filled backpack for each and every boy there–all because of YOUR support.

THANK YOU!

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