Sunday, December 15, 2013

Family Christian customers raise $278,673 for Haitian orphanage

During Thanksgiving weekend, Family Christian Stores and its customers raised $278,673 to help build a neonatal orphanage in Haiti through the chain’s Haiti Challenge program.

“Just look at what our customers did,” said Family Christian President and CEO Cliff Bartow. “Their generosity and desire to do good are inspiring. Together we can now look forward to seeing these resources used by our God to rescue the lives of some of Haiti’s most vulnerable as He sees this project all the way through to completion.”

The monies raised through The Haiti Challenge will be used to begin building a new neonatal orphanage in partnership with God’s Littlest Angels, a ministry that has been serving the children of Haiti since 1994.

In Haiti, one in five children die before the age of 5. Sixty percent of those do not reach their first birthday. For children born prematurely, the situation is even bleaker. In addition, Haiti has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the Western Hemisphere, leaving many Haitian newborns without a mother, the chain reported.

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