Six-year-old Junior couldn’t have been more thrilled to open a backpack stuffed with folders, notebooks, pencils, Crayola markers and highlighters that came to him and 28 other boys at an Angels Of Hope children’s home in Guyana from more than 2,000 miles away.
This past year, employees at Bankers Healthcare Group filled 400 backpacks with school supplies at their Davie, Fla., headquarters for children in 11 Angels Of Hope homes in Guyana. “I can use these for school!” Junior exclaimed.
Employees from DaVita Kidney Care were excited to help supply girls in an Angels Of Hope home in Guatemala with hygiene kits along with messages of encouragement. Valerie Leyder, regional operations director at one of DaVita’s South Carolina divisions said that giving back isn’t a choice but an obligation that she and her fellow employees are happy to fulfill. “It’s a real gift,” she said.
For BB&T Bank employees, assembling 200 clear vinyl bags with bars of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, lotions, combs and hairbrushes for children in Angels Of Hope homes in Jamaica meant giving the children something to call their own, in places where nearly everything is shared.
And the givers got something, too! Crystal Krantz, Private Client Specialist for BB&T, told us what a meaningful team-building experience it was for her and her co-workers. “Being able to spend time together to do something that will have such a big impact on people who are less fortunate than we are is really important,” she said.
“None of what we do would be possible without the loving support of our donors,” said Food For The Poor Executive Director Angel Aloma.
It is because of faithful partners and donors like you who show consistent love and support for the children in our Angels Of Hope children’s homes, that they have the building blocks and hope for a better life.
“We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works.” (Hebrews 10:24)