Saturday, May 22, 2021

Puerto Rico

 Hello Friends,


  I am currently traveling to Puerto Rico with one of PHFTC's Board of Directors, Kristen. This week we will be meeting new foundations on the island as we open our new project on the island. This has been a long journey to get to this point where we could expand our ministry and all of us at PHFTC is very excited about this opportunity! Please pray that all goes smoothly and safely for us! 

https://youtu.be/RhwrEwiMLBQ

Blessings,

Mona

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Prayer Partners Needed

 Happy Wednesday Friends,


       I am still counting our blessings with the final total of PHFTC's March Madness Fundraiser! $3,537 was our grand total and my heart is blessed! This is so helpful for our annual budget and the needs of our new projects starting in Puerto Rico!

    Another exciting thing I wanted to tell you about today is that we have asked a very talented woman, Lori Anne De Loreto, to join our team as a contracted Development Coordinator. She will help us with our fundraising and marketing as we continue to meet the needs presented to us.

Our first order of business to give our website a face lift  so please feel free to visit us often to see the changes and updates! https://www.projecthopeforthechildren.org/ .

  Secondly, the need I come to you about today is for you to join us in becoming Prayer Partners with the ministry! It is essential as we grow and help others to have a covering of prayer around my Board, the ministry, the people we serve, and my family. We are looking for several people who are willing to pray for the specific things that are sent to them with dedication and passion! You can pray on your own or if you want be joined with a few other people,  you can meet online or in the way you are most comfortable. I am so excited to see how this will affect our ministry and the outcomes of it!

  Please email me at caring@projecthopeforthechildren.org if interested and we can explain more and get you started. Have a blessed day!

In Him,

Ramona Petrella Cummings
Founder and Executive Director

Monday, March 15, 2021

March Madness 2021

 Hello Friends,


   Project Hope for the Children has started our annual March Madness Fundraiser where we highlight the different projects we do and how we have served the children in Romania and beyond! This is the 18th year anniversary since I moved to Romania and was moved by the needs that I saw in the lives of the children there!

   There will be some emails sent out to you, but the best way to learn is to follow us on Facebook. If you don't have Facebook, our website is filled with pictures and descriptions of what we do and a tab for donating for your convenience.
    
  This winter has been passing with several developments within our ministry! We continue to supply the Pediatric Hospital in Sibiu with baby essentials for the social babies that reside there. We have contact with our Volunteer Nurse Liaison, but due to Covid we have been unable to hire another Maternal Assistant to work in the hospital directly with the babies. Please, be in prayer that once the hospital is reopened, we can find someone to again work with the babies and that we have the money in the budget to pay for that person's salary.

Below are some pictures that show some of the supplies given to this hospital and the ways we try to enrich the babies' lives.

                   

                   


Thank you for your prayers and support as we continue this journey!

Blessings,

Mona

www.projecthopeforthechildren.org

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday 2020

 This past year, we have been able to help the social babies at the pediatric hospital in Sibiu, feed orphans at a private orphanage, stock a Co-op for Roma mothers, feed and educate a group of 50 children at an afterschool program, then feed those children's families during the pandemic. 


Now, we are reaching into Puerto Rico and sponsoring a deaf, foster child to have a good education in a school that will specifically cater to his needs! And when it is safe to travel, I will be touring orphanages in Puerto Rico to access if we can donate basic baby essentials to them, as well. 

All this has been accomplished through prayer and your financial aid! Today is Giving Tuesday and with Covid making it impossible to speak and fundraise in person, this fundraiser is vital! Please stop by our Facebook page and donate today and the next few days. 100% of the donations will come to us! 
https://www.facebook.com/donate/410184810341300/


If you don't have Facebook you can go directly to our website and either shop our Catalog or make a general donation there! 
http://www.projecthopeforthechildren.org

Thank you for taking the time and may this season bring you many blessings in return!

Mona



Wednesday, September 9, 2020

September Update

 

The Latest at PHFTC

Hello Friends,

   I trust that you all had an enjoyable and safe summer! I was able to spend many hours of quality family time with my children and take a break! However, I was never able to travel over to Romania because of the Corona Virus,and that has been very hard to be away from my "home" and work. I know there was a reason, but not being there when so many need help has been trying for me. Nevertheless, I wanted to present to you a little of what PHFTC has still been able to accomplish in the past several months and update you on some prayer needs.

Our hospital supplies in Sibiu, were stretched from my purchases in November, mainly due to the fact that there were fewer children being dropped off because of the lock down. Cornelia, our Volunteer Nurse Liaison, sent us a list of needed items for the babies and Andrea, our contracted Director of Romanian Ministries shopped for the baby supplies and had them shipped down. The hospital is doing well and there haven't been any cases in among our babies.
 

We also needed to purchase more books for the social children in the hospital. If you remember, these books (or stuffed animals) are often sent back with the child to wherever they call "home", IF they do leave. This gives the little ones something special of their own to help with their attachment issues. Andrea, found many lovely books and had them shipped down, as well!

 

With the return of children to the After School Program, food was needed to feed 50 little mouths. Andrea, along with the Directors of the program spent an afternoon searching for the best buys to feed these kids over the next several weeks.

 

Forget Me Not Ministries was also able to go shopping this summer to fill their Co-Op for the Fall months. The shelves were bare, but thankfully PHFTC was able to purchase $2000 worth of food, hygiene products, and diapers so the Roma mothers can shop with the money they make from creating the JoyBeadz and working odd jobs. We are so pleased to be able to work alongside this ministry; empowering woman so there is less abandonment!

  
Your donations and support made this all possible and we cannot thank you enough for partnering with us so we can continue to aid poor and neglected children!

 

Our Needs:

* More Board Members
* Wisdom on opening our Project in Puerto Rico
*Opportunities to Raise Money in a Covid Culture
* Enough money in the Budget to help all the non profits asking us for supplies
* Wisdom as we revise our By-Laws to reflect new NYS Laws

Your prayers, ideas,and help in these matters are very important to us! Thank you again for your interest and support! If you aren't already, please follow us on Instagram and Facebook atProject Hope for the Children, Inc. We post regularly. 
SIncerely,

 Mona

Ramona Petrella Cummings
Executive Director
caring@projecthopeforthechildren.org

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

March Madness #2

The Latest at PHFTC


   Good Morning Friends!

     A lot has changed in our world since the last email sent out! I had intended on sending more emails out as we are running out annual March Madness Fundraiser, but with the chaos in our world and my children coming home and schooling here, there hasn't been much time! Everywhere, we are all juggling new responsibilities, less social interactions, and uncertainties in the days ahead. Thankfully, we have a God that reminds us that we might make our plans, but He guides and directs our days!

   Our goal for this fundraiser is to raise $2,000. We have received $425 via Facebook and $500 in the mail so we are almost halfway to our goal for this particular fundraiser. Thank you so much! We now just need $1,075 to come in before March 31st! If you have forgotten to send in your donation or participated in our FB fundraiser, we completely understand! The good news is: You still have time!

  We are continuing to purchase supplies for the hospital in Sibiu, purchasing and reselling Joy Beadz to help empower the Roma women of Tinca support their families and supply food and supplies to the after-school program and other foundations.

   I have a trip planned for April 24th that I doubt I will be able to go on. Unfortunately, I have to wait closer to the time to be able to postpone or cancel due to the overwhelming amount of current cancellations. Please pray that we have guidance about when to go and safety for the world as the virus spreads and more shortages occur. This weekend, we will be purchasing $500 in food for a very poor gypsy community that did not have the money to have reserve foods. Now with the lack of work for the parents to do, the children are starting to go hungry.
 
You can Join us on Facebook here:
 https://www.facebook.com/donate/1082576678758466/1093821580967309/

Or on our website at:http://www.projecthopeforthechildren.org

                          

                           

                           

With Gratefulness,

   Ramona

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

March Madness 2020

The Latest at PHFTC

Hello Friends,

   March has arrived again and with that the anniversary of my arrival in Romania and the birth of this ministry in 2003! It is also when I typically start my speaking and fundraising for the year's budgetary needs. March is set aside to reminisce and plan ahead!     March Madness has started!

   With the addition of the project we are hoping to start in Puerto Rico, our project with the pediatric hospital in Sibiu, and the many foundations that we support with supplies, our budget has increased this year. Amazingly, all of the things that we do and the travel expenses that go with that is only about $55,000. We currently have about a quarter of that and need another quarter before I leave for my trip to Romania in April. This month there will be many updates and posts to educate and excite all of you towards our goals!

  Please join me and all the Project Hope for the Children's partners in supporting us this year with a financial donation. We are asking for more monthly sponsors to join us so we can effectively plan our budget for the year. Monthly partners, feel an ownership in what PHFTC is able to accomplish and we love sharing the excitement with you all! Obviously, not all of us can contribute monthly and we understand that completely! Your gift is just has valued and coveted and we are so grateful that you would choose us to steward your money in the direction of your passion of helping the abandoned and needy!

  As always, you can check out our website at http://www.projecthopeforthechildren.com. We have a PayPal donate button there to facilitate all currencies. You can also send a check to PHFTC 6983 Chase Rd, Fabius, NY 13063. And please follow us on Facebook and Instagram under Project Hope for the Children, Inc to get updates, pictures, and information. I am looking forward to this month and all that we can do together to care for others in Romania and beyond!

Blessings,

  Mona

Ramona Petrella Cummings
Executive Director
caring@projecthopeforthechildren.org