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!
My COVID DONATION
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.
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Friends of the Orphans Canada's (FOTOCAN)
strive to provide homes in which the children receive food, clothing, health care and education in a family environment based on the principles of unconditional acceptance and love, sharing, work and responsibility.
We pride ourselves in our low administration fees!
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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!