Orphanages

MISSION STATEMENT

Helps children living in orphanages and similar institutions to reach their full potential. Serves the needs of orphaned children to equip them with the skills, knowledge, opportunity and self assertiveness required for them to live independently in society. The essential needs include nutrition, education, parental love, security, religious guidance, and opportunity for a brighter future.

RECIPIENTS OF THE 2008 AND 2011 GLOBAL HEART AWARDS

Friends of the orphans- Sharon Saxelby
Orphan Foundation of America-Eileen McCaffrey
Hope 4 Kids International- Tom Eggum

WOMEN’S FAITH FORUM LUNCHEON
Held at the Kravis Center on Thursday, January 28, 2010
Singer Performing will be Melky Jean (Wyclef sister)
Luncheon raised gifts, talents and resources; all money raised 100% went back to the organizations included below.

FRIENDS OF THE ORPHANS

A 40-year-old nonprofit organization with regional offices in six states, Friends of the Orphans supports the NPH homes and their outreach programs through fundraising and volunteer efforts. Together, we transform the lives of NPH children by creating families for life through values of unconditional love, shared responsibility and education. This enables children to grow into caring and productive members of their communities. Every day, Friends of the Orphans supports more than 3,300 children in Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. Since it’s founding in 1954, NPH has assisted nearly 16,000 children. NPH outreach programs, including the only free pediatric hospital in Haiti, serve more than 30,000 adults and children each year.

Their Mission Statement is: Friends of the Orphans is dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children through the support of the Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) network of orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

PRESS RELEASE: HAITI MISSION 

Haiti was heard from the heart of Americans united with one purpose at one of the most difficult times in America, but that didn’t stop us from having a heart to help out the second most impoverished country in the world, our neighbor, Haiti.

We heard the cries of the children, men and women eating mud cakes which are literally mud, salt, starch, and water baked in the sun. Conditions are deplorable with inadequate water, shelter, medicines, clothing, personal hygiene, education, and jobs. Americans rallied on December 19, 2008, several national and local Palm Beach County organizations delivered the much needed assistance to residents of Haiti. The mission primarily provided aid to those affected by four recent major hurricanes and floods. The shipment is valued at more than $1 million and was delivered to the needy in Port-au-Prince as well as to areas outside the Haiti capital, including Gonaives and neighboring towns. American Airlines provided an Airbus A300 aircraft and thirty employees including William Dise, Nancy Hummel, and Nancy Rivard to deliver food, medical supplies, school supplies, computers, baby products, clothing, toys, personal hygiene items, and various other much needed resources. The flight to Port-au-Prince departed from Miami International Airport.

The national contributors were the Church of Latter Day Saints, Project Care and Kids Against Hunger. Local contributors from Palm Beach County included, Hands Together of the Palm Beaches, Cardinal Newman High School, Friends of the Orphans, Palm Beach Medical Society, Channel 12, Renee Morrison, Josee Palmieri, and Amanda Schumacher, Founder of the Tree of Life Foundation International.

The national contributors were the Church of Latter Day Saints, Project Care and Kids Against Hunger. Local contributors from Palm Beach County included, Hands Together of the Palm Beaches, Cardinal Newman High School, Friends of the Orphans, Palm Beach Medical Society, Channel 12, Renee Morrison, Josee Palmieri, and Amanda Schumacher, Founder of the Tree of Life Foundation International.

HAITI MISSION

 

PRESS RELEASE: HAITI HEARD FROM THE HEART LUNCHEON 

Tree of Life Foundation International held its first Luncheon on November 21, 2009 sponsored by Holland America Lines. The event took place aboard MS Eurodam, at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale. Guests included both local and national Haitian organizations.

Governor Charlie Crist endorsed our campaign, and he is the first of many governors that will be working with the Haiti Heard from the Heart Campaign in the near future.

All proceeds from the event went back to the Haitian community in Haiti, helping orphanages, hospitals and schools. The Tree of Life Foundation also made donations to all the organizations that were at the event.

HOLLAND  AMERICA LUNCHEON