Group works hard to help children play
Help Haitian relief efforts
The Rockford-based Hope For Haitians Committee and Food For The Poor raised $150,000 at their fifth annual “An Enchanted Evening,” in August at Rockford Country Club.
And there is still time to contribute to relief efforts in Haiti, thanks to two generous Rockfordians.
A pair of anonymous donors offered to match not only donations from the fundraising gala but any others received through Dec. 31. Every $1 donated means a $3 contribution.
Proceeds will go toward completion of “Rockford’s Friendship Village” in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The project includes 100 homes, 50 sanitation units, three artesian wells, a community center and three fish ponds in a country where most people have no clean drinking water. The Rev. Duken Augustin of Food For the Poor, who speaks annually at the gala, will supervise the project. To contribute, call Patti Rangel at (815) 962-1214 or e-mail email@example.com.
Kids Around the World By the Numbers
1,038,300: Children being reached each week by the ministry.
5,000: Adults trained to be Sunday school teachers.
2,059: “Beginnings” flannelgraph sets distributed.
297: Puppet teams trained.
120: Biblical figures included in the Jesus Film Project flannelgraph.
96: Playgrounds built.
18: Playgrounds built in Rockford; also, the number built in 2006 in Louisiana.
12: Paid staff.
7: Days it takes to build a single playground.
Source: Kids Around the World