As we come to the end of the year and enter into the Christmas Season, I want to thank you for making Project Hope for the Children possible! We have seen so many blessings and opportunities this year come about by your faithful support! I would like to highlight a few for you!
In 2016 we were able to:
Continue supporting some wards in the Oradea Hospital. This means that we bought supplies sch as: diapers, wipes, cereal, shampoo, baby gear, gloves, cleaning supplies, sheets, towels and creams for the Premature Ward, as well as helping other foundations on the Genetica Ward and elsewhere.
We were able to continue to pay a salary with insurance and Social Security to Alina ,our very dedicated Sponsored Employee. She works tirelessly with the babies on her ward. It has been a difficult year for her with one of our babies passing away and another one critically ill.
We donated around $1500 in food supplies to the organization Romanian Relief (http://romanianrelief.org) for their foster care programs.
We donated over $1000 worth of diapers and wipes to Forget Me Not Ministries (http://fmnministries.org/) for their store. This store is used by the Roma community for their needs. We also have purchased several times from their JoyBeadz store and sold the Roma women's jewelry in an effort to make them self sustaining, which means less abandonment at the hospitals!
We have continued to support and buy baby supplies for our Hospital in Sibiu. We have one Volunteer Nurse Liaison there, Cornelia, and we average over 30 babies and children a month.
This year we have had the great opportunity to partner with a new Romanian Association called Asociata Zambet si Sperenta Viitor, who is starting an after school program in their village for Roma children, This program is supported by the City Hall and will provide a meal, hygiene training, Bible stories and homework help to the destitute children in that village. We were so impressed by their vision and love for the gypsy families that we have been purchasing building supplies for the renovation of the building they will use. (https://www.facebook.com/ -Zambet-si-Speranta-Pentru-Viitor-1573821832835088/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE).
I have also been very busy this year with more speaking engagements and more time spenton this Ministry I love so much!
In 2017, we are looking into the future and praying about how we can expand!
We are looking to add to our Board.~ If you are interested please contact me!
We are hoping to set up a new website as I am not blogging anymore.
We are hoping to find sponsors for a part time salary for me.
We will be applying for grants to help with our projects and salary.
We are moving to help beyond Romania, which has been a DREAM of mine for years, and serve in other countries, as well as our own!
We are always looking for more churches, organizations and individuals to partner with us!
Thank you again and if you haven't made a donation yet this year, this is a fabulous time! You can send it to Project Hope for the Children, Inc, 6983 Chase Rd, Fabius, NY 13063 or go to our homepage and make a PayPal donation.
And don't forget you can support us by shopping on AmazonSmile https://smile.amazon.com and typing us in as your charity of choice! Project Hope for the Children, Inc Fabius. Just my Christmas Shopping has added $5! Every little bit helps!
May you have a peaceful Christmas as you remember the Reason we celebrate!