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COVID and Our Children

 

  Do we all remember what this past March and April felt like? Remember the confusion? The worry? The fear?
  We have relaxed somewhat and most of the country is slowly awakening to the new "normal"
 
  Those early spring emotions are just stirring in Latin America and Haiti. They are still climbing with no peak in sight. Our NPH homes are safe but the virus looms at their doors. They do not have the resources we have to see this through safely. Political unrest, poverty, homelessness, insufficient medical assistance..... magnified in the developing countries where our homes are situated.
 
  August 4 marked the first death of a child within one of our homes. Unlike here in North America, Latam health care workers are derided and threatened with death because people believe they are responsible for spreading the virus. Food security within the homes is also in jeopardy due to various barriers in each country. Our nine homes are coping but the situation worsens daily. 
 
IF YOU ARE ABLE, PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A SPECIAL DONATION, A LITTLE EXTRA FOR OUR CHILDREN'S WELFARE!

 

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President's Message

 

I’m going to die.  …Oh, not anytime soon!  …Lots of mileage still to go, I’m sure.  My wife and I just revised our wills this year because all four of our kids grew up and moved out, (…yessss!), and we don’t need to name guardians for them anymore.  We also decided that they don’t need all of our leftover money.  We sure love them and they will get some help from us, for sure.  We also want to remember the children who have so much less but just as much potential.  For this reason, Friends of the Orphans Canada is also named in our will.  FOTOCAN has been here for 42 years so we know it will still be going strong when,…well, when we’re not.

 

Thank you so much for all of the support that you have provided so far.  Please join us and remember Friends of the Orphans Canada next time you are updating your will so that you can leave a legacy gift.  Help those children reach their potential too.

 

     Andy Ross

 

 

 

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We also thank Paul Dekker from Conway Furniture in Listowel for the generous donation of two ful-sized electric keyboards for use in two of our homes!
                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

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The Summer of COVID
August 05, 2020 | by: Joy King

After a very relaxing and exhilarating weekend with my grandchildren (first time since March) I am back to work updating after a board meeting last night. How lucky I am to be blessed with health, family and a life taken for granted until this pandemic event. I am fearful however for my Latam families. Not so lucky. Living in hope, yet not knowing what the next day will bring.  We have tri...

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NPH, FOTOCAN, COVID-19 and GOLOVE-20
June 03, 2020 | by: Joy King

I was seriously hoping that this blog would be all about my wonderful six month adventure in Mexico teaching English at the bachillerato in Cuernavaca. Alas, it will not. But my adventure did last 3 months and I loved every minute of it! Just as I was to leave to assist in running a student team to Nicaragua, like, 24 hours before departure, the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic and I discovered...

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