20% of PROFITS from Cross Jewelry will go to the CareforAfricanKids.org Orphanage!
Apples of Gold has an adopted orphanage! Last month we adopted Care For African Kids (CFAK), which involves supporting them, both through regular donations and through spreading the word about the way they’re caring for children in desperate need in Uganda. We’re excited to share them with you!
Care For African Kids provides holistic care and support to orphans, as well as to disadvantaged children and youth in Uganda. They believe that God has called them with a mission to rescue these children, and because of this, CFAK stands as an advocate for them, using a number of resources to release these children from the bondage of poverty and misery, improve their physical well-being and help them advance academically.
Care For African Kids was founded in 2008 to care for four children who had been left alone after they lost their parents to HIV. The founders of this organization then realized that there were many more vulnerable children in need of support, and they opened a home for them in the Wakiso district of Uganda. They then opened another branch in Ndibulungi Gomba, Uganda, where they are also building a primary school. Today the orphanage cares for over 225 children, providing a safe and stable home, education, medication, food and other support. CFAK is also planning to expand their orphanage project so that they can provide this kind of care to over 500 kids who have been orphaned or abandoned.
Without the Care For African Kids, many of these children would be without food, clothing, education and a safe place to call home. CFAK is truly changing the lives of these precious kids, and we’re thrilled to have a part in it!
In addition to the orphanage, Care For African Kids works with disadvantaged families to increase their physical, emotional and social wellbeing. Many families in Uganda face numerous hardships, including widespread unemployment and the destruction of homes due to extreme weather, and CFAK helps to meet their needs by providing resources such as food, clothing and funds for schooling and medical care. In addition, last year CFAK introduced a “Girl Power Project” which helps female orphans, as well as those with disabilities, those from disadvantaged families and those who have endured abuse or violence.
Want to help us help Care For African Kids? It doesn’t take much to make a difference! For example, just $32 will provide the school supplies that a child in primary school needs for an entire year! You can also opt to sponsor a child monthly, and in return you’ll receive regular newsletters, school reports and exam results and letters from the child you’re helping. Or, you could help to provide items such as clothing, shoes, a generator or first aid supplies—you can view a list of the items that are most urgently needed and make a donation at www.careforafricankids.org.
Apples of Gold’s support of Care For African Kids stems from our commitment to put God first and our neighbors next. We see the children whose lives are being changed by CFAK as our neighbors and we’re blessed to be able to invest in them.
Stay tuned for more! In a blog to come, we’ll share about one specific way we’re helping Care For African Kids and how you can help, too.