Last year, GLA was able to find sponsors to send 280 children to school. These are children who wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go to school if someone hadn’t sponsored them. But thanks to the generosity of so many of you, all 280 children who applied for sponsorships last year were able to attend school.
Of the 280 children, all except for maybe 15 of them were biological siblings of children who have come through the gates at GLA and have gone on to their forever families in other countries. The other 15 are either staff children or children from GLA’s neighborhood.
Without your help today, more than 80 children who went to school this past school year will not be able to attend again in September. We were very fortunate last year that we received a one time donation that sent 80 children to school! That was a BIG donation and it helped so many children get the education that they need to better their lives. But this year, that large donation will not be coming to the education fund to help the children and we desperately need new sponsors to help these children!
1. The number of children who have applied for this coming school year is up by almost 13% with about another week yet for applications to come in.
2. The number of commitments to the sponsorship program are down due to not getting the one time donation for those 80 children.
3. We need approximately another 100 to 120 people to sponsor children in our program for $1.00 per day or $30 a month.
If we can find 100 to 120 more sponsors, then we can send every single one of them to school for this year. Unfortunately, GLA is not in the financial position where we could fund any shortfall from that program through our general fund. If we don’t get enough sponsors, some of the children will end up missing out on school this year.
Help us change the future of Haiti. Help us send these kids to school. Through education, these children will grow up to someday make a difference in their country.
Watch the video above and then e-mail Susie at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know what you can do to help us bridge the gap and send all of these children to school.
You can also sign up to sponsor a child by clicking here and signing up through PayPal and become a sponsor today!
Posted on Thu, July 28, 2011
by Dixie Bickel