This year for our Hear the Cry giving catalogue we are putting a huge focus on child/student sponsorship. Throughout the Christmas season we’ll be highlighting each organization we work with here on the blog throughout the holiday season. Each blog will feature practical ways to get involved and to contribute financially. For more information read Mike McDonald’s letter and learn about Hear the Cry’s work supporting children around the world.
We recently started working with Restore International in Somalia to improve human rights and education opportunities. If you’d like to help make a huge difference in a child’s life in Mogadishu, sign up for a monthly pledge to support the education of a little girl from one of the many refugee camps.
We’re starting with the basics: food and education. $33 each month will go a long way in providing these necessities for the kids.
Restore recently received a generous grant from Project 7 and 7-UP to ensure an education for these 100 girls, but our need now is to provide food for these kids and their classmates as well. Providing meals for the girls helps keep them in the classroom and off the streets. There are 400 students at the school and we’d love to provide each of them with breakfast and lunch each day if possible.
The cost per child to provide breakfast and lunch each day is $1.75, and since the children are in school on average 20 days each month, the cost per child about $35 each month for meals.
Sign up for a monthly pledge or a year’s cost of meals and we’ll match you with one of these amazing kids so you’ll know where your funds are going. Engage Somalia isn’t as easy for us to facilitate writing letters back and forth at this point but we hope to be able to provide you with periodic updates throughout the year on the students.
We’re incredibly grateful for your support as we begin this new venture! Somalia is a place with enormous needs, and the best we can do is to start somewhere and move forward. We’d be honored if you’d join us!