International Relief Organization Seeks Donations to Continue Work Rebuilding Children’s Lives in Haiti
The Alliance for Children Foundation’s founder, Filis Casey, was featured on the front page of the Boston Globe, in a story detailing the Foundation’s aid to Haitian orphans. The foundation has contributed $150,000 for an orphanage and continues to raise funds to provide shelter and critical services to orphaned children in Haiti. Without help, the prospects are grim for orphans who numbered an estimated 380,000 before the earthquake.
Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
The Alliance for Children Foundation’s efforts to help orphans in Haiti were highlighted in a front-page cover story in the Boston Globe – “Newton woman brings hope to orphans in Haiti.” Filis Casey, founder of the Foundation, traveled to Haiti to check on the humanitarian efforts underway to help create a self-sustaining community in Kenscoff, a small rural community in the mountains of Port-au-Prince. The story of the Foundation’s efforts was featured in a June 24, 2012 Boston Globe article, complete with video from Haiti and stories of the orphans being helped. The Foundation hopes this exposure will result in donations to support the next phase of construction – the completion of a community center which includes a medical clinic. For information about the Kenscoff Community Project contact Bonnie Delongchamp (bonnie(at)allforchildren(dot)org). To make a donation, visit the Foundation’s donation web site – http://www.afcfoundation.org/donate.htm
The Foundation’s efforts to help the orphans in Haiti began in 2010 when it began a dynamic partnership with another American foundation that had 12 years experience providing humanitarian aid to and facilitating adoptions from Haiti. The goal is to create a self-sustaining community in Kenscoff. The first step is to support the community’s homeless, parentless children. The initial land purchase led to the rapid achievement of the Foundation’s first phase goal – an operating Children’s Home. It was made possible, in large part, because of the support and assistance of the local Kenscoff community. The high degree of cooperation and communication between the Foundation and Kenscoff residents has inspired several other aid organizations to contribute their own expertise to Kenscoff. One is building a community center, which will house a medical clinic, vocational training workshops, and a women’s economic development program, on land adjacent to the Children’s Home. Alliance for Children Foundation was the direct catalyst for this successful undertaking!
The Alliance for Children Foundation (the Foundation) is a Massachusetts-based international relief organization, established in 2000 and devoted to improving the physical and emotional well being of forgotten children living in institutions in Asia, eastern Europe and Latin America. The Foundation’s projects in medical care, basic needs, and education seek to heal, strengthen and empower some of the world’s most vulnerable children, those who are less likely to be adopted due to age or special needs.
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