By creatively using the number 50, we can each raise support to give hope and health to the children of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Looking for ideas? Here's some to get you started.
Two years ago, Yadiel Collado’s life consisted of this: he spent most of his days lying on a table or in his bed. Occasionally he would look at something as he moved it with his hand, but his eyesight was scattered. He never spoke. Read on to see how he is doing now.
When Helen Waterson passed away at the end of 2016, she made sure that her and her late husband’s love and devotion for ICC and Grace Children’s Hospital would be carried on. Alongside their children, she left part of her will to ICC, showing the priority ICC has had in their lives since the ‘60s. And all of her children agreed: this is how it should be.
When we look back to the beginnings of Grace Children’s Hospital, there are so many who helped make James and Virginia’s vision possible. Hilda and Napoleon Etienne were definitely two of them. Caring, loving, and devoted to their community, they played a significant role in the beginnings of the hospital in the 1960s.
We invite you to be humbled this year, perhaps step out of your comfort zones, and experience the cultures of Haiti and the Dominican Republic on a Mission Education Encounter Team. Taking a “mission trip” with International Child Care will seem very different from trips you may have gone on in the past.
Christmas time at Grace Children's Hospital brought presents, smiles, laughter, music, and lots of fun.
“The catastrophe slowed our progress,” said Dr. Ronnie Derius, medical director at the hospital. “Instead of growing the hospital to move forward, we are obliged to think about rebuilding and repairing instead.”
Thanks to all of your generous support over this past year, International Child Care has been able to provide hope and health for thousands of children and families in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. We don’t need to show every life saved for you to know that each one is valuable, but here are just 5 examples of people your support and dollars have helped this year.
Ronaldo was admitted to the hospital with a rapid heart condition and respiratory problems. Before coming to Grace, he was sick for two years, said his mother Marleiene. “I went to other hospitals, but we didn’t get any results.”
At International Child Care, we are truly grateful for all the love and support you give to the children of Haiti and the Dominican Republic throughout the year. This holiday season, we ask that you share some of your projected holiday giving with these children once more. By adding ICC to your gift-giving list, you’ll provide life-altering service to more and more children.
Cesar, an adolescent boy in the Dominican Republic with mobility and language issues, dropped out of school in the third grade because there was no way to help him learn. When Cesar started ICC’s new adolescent program in the Santiago area, he was shy and hardly spoke at all. Now, he begins the day by walking around the table greeting everyone with a firm handshake and big smile.
Want to get involved in the #GivingTuesdayICC fun? There are lots of ways to make sure your giving today goes a lot further. How? By getting more people involved. Together, we can do so much more!
Are you ready for holiday shopping? If you're shopping on Amazon.com, there's an easy and no-extra-expense way to give back to International Child Care while you're doing it!
Have you ever wanted to get a sneak peek inside the life of our staff at International Child Care? Well, now is your chance. On November 16 (today!), our staff is posting photos to the community photo project Nonprofit Baton - npbaton.tumblr.com.
Once again, International Child Care has earned the annual Top-Rated Nonprofits award from GreatNonprofits. While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, International Child Care was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year.
Medical experts predict a massive outbreak of cholera in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Cholera is a deadly water-borne disease that can kill within hours if left untreated. Help ICC educate the community about important prevention.
Although the storm has passed and the immediate threat is out of the way, Hurricane Matthew left irreplaceable damage, took the livelihood of many families, and now poses an even greater threat to the country’s health.
In the next 24 hours, Hurricane Matthew will be running its course through Haiti. With maximum winds of up to 140 miles per hour and up to 40 inches of rain, it is predicted there will be a lot of destruction: flash floods, mudslides, and damaged homes and buildings. It’s currently on a course to hit Southwestern Haiti.
Supporters of ICC have been behind the team since its inception, and you have raised nearly $70,000 this year with funds still coming in! The impact of the dollars is significant, and Grace Children’s Hospital, ICC’s flagship mission, truly feels the love.