With the season of year-end giving coming to a close, we ask you to consider making a charitable donation to America World Adoption to allow us to provide for the 3 initiatives below as well as the many other orphan care initiatives we are called to support.
- Rent for our Ethiopia Transition homes - It costs AWAA $74,600 per year to rent the 2 transition homes and we have the ability to house 100 children. This means that a gift of as little as $746 can put a safe roof over a child’s head for one year!
- China Hosting Program - In the Spring of 2015, we are bringing over 10 older, adoptable children from China through the Welcoming Angels program. These children will be staying with host families and will get to experience life in the United States for several weeks. The goal for these trips is to advocate for the adoption of these children. This is a great opportunity for these children to find their forever families as over 90% of the kids hosted through Welcoming Angels have been adopted. Would you like some more information on this? If so, Rob Henneberg (rob.Henneberg@awaa.org) would be a great contact for more information. Our goal is to raise $40,000 to underwrite the cost of this program which will ultimately fall on the families hosting these precious children. It costs $4,000 for one child to participate. For example, a $100 donation will pay for the cost of a child’s passport. A $150 donation will pay for the child’s medical checkup. $450 will pay for the child’s visa, and $2,200 will pay for the child’s airfare. You can support a child by either giving toward their entire trip cost, or by giving toward a portion of the cost. A donation in any amount would be very appreciated. We do currently have a matching grant that will match every dollar donated between now and the end of the year matched with another dollar up to $60,000.
- Hallie’s Hope - This year, America World launched the Hallie’s Hope Fund, which helps provide critical care and support for children and families experiencing difficulties following their return home. Through this fund, America World works to help strengthen families and ensures the long-term success of adoptive placements.
Please consider donating today in order to take advantage of our dollar for dollar matching grant up to $60,000! If you are interested in donating, you can call us, send in a check, or DONATE ONLINE. Please put in the notes line on your check or for the online donation “Day of Hope” so we can make sure to put it towards the matching grant.
All donations received by December 31st will be considered deductible in 2014! We will provide each donor with a tax receipt. If you would like to donate stock, please contact Michelle Reed at 703-891-3281 or by email at Michelle.Reed@awaa.org
Thank you for your generous support. We are excited to enter 2015 with these orphan care initiatives funded in full!