On my morning drive, I pass more than 5 preschools, each one colorful and set on tending to someone’s precious developing child. I can choose from a variety of television and radio stations, each designed to enhance a child’s sensory, emotional, cultural and academic development.
But 18 hours away by air, these options are gone. In place of carefully cleaned tabletops and learning tools, children are lucky to go to school. Some gather beneath a tree, fighting hunger, longing for a single book, sharing the stub of one pencil. Others are fortunate to learn indoors. Albeit scarce, there is hope.
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
In 2005, Matanya’s Hope began by sponsoring the educations of 4 needy students. Today, more than 200 at risk youth are in school. They range from preschool to university, Masters Degree classes. The once overlooked communities see our support as HOPE.
In his own voice, Matanya’s Hope student Kelvin writes, “You came into my life when I needed saving the most. I was surrounded by violence, sickness and poverty. I was hungry, scared, dirty and hopeless. I hid my face daily and cried. People saw but no man cared what happened to me. Even in school where most were poor, I was worse. That is until you came into my life. When I am done with my education, it is my greatest desire to save others as you have saved me. Your sponsorship has changed my life.”
Simon and his brother Benjamin need our help. These boys eat from garbage cans. They have no change of clothes, no bed to sleep in, no story to listen to at night. But you can change that! Sponsor one of these boys today and get ready to hear a story like Kelvin’s!
Now more than ever, we need your partnership. One of our greatest needs is to increase the number of people who give monthly to support our outreach to vulnerable children. Our monthly partners help sustain the work we do throughout the year. You can give today by donating in one of the following ways:
1. DONATE through this blog
2. DONATE on our website: www.matanyashope.org
3. DONATE by sending you check to: Matanya’s Hope PO Box 562 Homewood, IL 60430
Matanya’s Hope PO Box 562 Homewood, IL 60430 708-822-HOPE (4673)