Garage Sale to Benefit Orphans - Aug 23

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” - Matthew 19:14

 

We have big dreams. We need $12,000! And with faith, prayer, a bit of work, some donations, and your help, we can do it!

 

Our hope and desire is to fund the construction of a new house at Ferrier Village in Haiti. It will be called House #8 - we already have the address! This house will become home to five more orphan kids at Ferrier Village who have either been rescued from trafficking or are at risk of being trafficked.

 

1. Be with us at our Garage Sale on Sat, Aug 23. Come to search around for some sweet deals, bring your own stuff to sell and then donate your proceeds, enjoy some cool, summer drinks at our lemonade stand, and much more. We hope to see you.

 

2. You can donate online. Please put, at the bottom of the donation page in the Notes section, the following:

 

North Stafford Church of Christ
GS4O

 

3. You can send a check to:

 

Help One Now

P.O. Box 26716

Raleigh, NC 27611

 

Please write the following on your check's memo line:

 

Ferrier Village #8

North Stafford Church of Christ

From the Ferrier Village website:

 

As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with 77% of its 10 million people living below the poverty line, Haiti struggles to take care of its most vulnerable population. In 2008, there was an estimated 440,000 true orphans (those without both parents) in the country of Haiti.

 

After the devastating earthquake of 2010, estimates exceeded 500,000. Today, it is difficult to determine the true number of orphans in Haiti. Many other factors contribute to at risk children in Haiti. Parents may not be able to take care of their children because of social, cultural, economic, and/or related health issues. These at risk children are vulnerable to sex trafficking and child labor both in Haiti and across the border in the Dominican Republic. In fact, the 2013 Trafficking In Persons Report states that there are an estimated 150,000 – 500,000 Haitian children living in domestic servitude, subject to forced labor, beatings, sexual assault and other abuses. There is a significant range of at risk children in Haiti.

 

The children of Ferrier Village generally fall into two categories: those children vulnerable to serving as domestic servants in households, an arrangement commonly known as restavèk (literally,“living with”); and children trafficked for sex and labor across the border into the Dominican Republic. Since Ferrier is a border city, it is a prime location to rescue children in these vulnerable situations.