By Rosemary Ganley
On Sunday, September 18 our St. Peter Secondary School Honduras building brigade will be hosting a Charity Golf Tournament at Quarry Golf Club. All the proceeds from this event will help cover the projects in Honduras, helping to construct a healthier environment in an orphanage through road building and painting. This will be St. Peter’s third year volunteering in Honduras through Friends of Honduran Children.
Date: Sunday, September 18 Scramble Format
Time: 12:00 p.m. Registration Opens 1:30 p.m. Shotgun
Place: Kawartha Golf and Country Club, Lansdowne St, Peterborough
Price: $120.00 per player ($70 for Kawartha Members), $480.00 per foursome
Price Includes: Golf, Cart, use of driving range and Dinner
Other Features include: Mulligan Balls, Putting Competition, 50/50 Draw, Silent Auction, Tournament Prize Giving
A tax receipt of $30 will be issued from Friends of Honduran Children. Payment can be made by VISA, cash or cheque. Make cheques payable to Friends of Honduran Children.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us Monica White at (705) 875-2778 or call the FoHC office at (705)749-1900.
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Saturday May 23rd, 2015 was the perfect day at the 26th annual Gilmour Street garage sale. The weather was ideal, front lawns and driveways displayed a variety of wares, and the streets were packed with bargain hunters.
Two locations proudly displayed the blue and yellow banners of Friends of Honduran Children, raising money for our efforts in Honduras: 531 Hunter Street and 496 Homewood Avenue.
We would like to extend our gratitude to Alex and Lorraine for hosting the Education Committee and to Rob and Jennifer for hosting the Adult Awareness Brigade.
The Book Sale Bonanza boasted over 4,500 books at just 50 cents each. There was also fresh coffee for sale, because we all know that coffee and a good book go hand-in-hand! This location raised $617.60! Thank you to those who purchased books and coffee. A special thank you to Derryk Renton who collected and organized the majority of books for us, to Doris Nickson for donating plants, and to all those who donated books for this event. The funds raised go towards education initiatives in Honduras such as providing scholarships to students who cannot afford to attend school. This year, we are able to provide scholarships for 19 full-time students, and 18 part-time students. This was made possible through donors and fundraising initiatives such as this one. For more information about scholarships and how you can help, visit: http://honduranchildren.com/what-we-do/#scholarships
The Homewood Avenue location was a wonderful mixture of fresh coffee and baked goods, books and household items, and perennials for your garden. They raised $1,158.00! Thank you to all who supported us. This money will help to support the projects that the Adult Awareness Brigade will be working on in Honduras this August.
There are about 10 different brigades that travel to Honduras each year to provide medical and health care, education, and to build homes and schools for communities where it is needed most. Money raised helps to make all of this possible. If you would like to learn more about going on a brigade with Friends of Honduran Children, visit our website at www.honduranchildren.com or call the office at 705-749-1900.
We are thrilled that FoHC President David Cain is one of six Fleming College alumni nominated for an award honouring excellence in college graduates.
Colleges Ontario presents six awards each year to college graduates nominated from Ontario’s colleges. David graduated in 1978 from the business program where he took data processing. Here is the bio that Fleming College submitted for his nomination:
“David Cain is an inspirational change champion. He is retired as the founder and president of TeamCain, a company specializing in distribution and warehousing solutions for businesses in Canada, the United States, and Europe. David raised business standards in his field by building his company to reflect his personal morals of integrity, caring and customer satisfaction. Since retiring from TeamCain in 2006, David volunteers as president of Friends of Honduran Children. He inspires positive change in Central America by focusing on delivering sustainable programs that provide necessary aid, supplies and skills that allow Hondurans to obtain self-sufficiency and personal fulfillment.”
You can read about the awards and see the other nominees herd www.co-awards.org/nominees.html?x=0&y=0.
We’re proud to call David the FoHC President!
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Right now, thousands of impoverished, orphaned or abandoned children are struggling for survival in Honduras. Their existence is bleak. For many, everyday life is defined by hunger and neglect, even exploitation or violence. It's an existence of fear, heartache and despair.
But it doesn't have to be that way. With the help of people like you, Friends of Honduran Children has set out to rescue these children from the ravaging affects of hopeless poverty or life on the streets. With your help, we can give them what they urgently need - a home and a future.