Announcing our new partner: Canadian Humanitarian!

Press Release
April 15, 2013: For Immediate Release

NGOs Team Up to Assist Ethiopian Children

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Kelowna, BC: Canadian Humanitarian Organization for International Relief and Vulnerable Children Society have once again joined forces to improve the lives of impoverished children in Ethiopia.

Canadian Humanitarian will be operating a new educational centre in the small town of Guder for Vulnerable Children, who is providing the funding and managing sponsor communications. In addition, Canadian Humanitarian will be taking over the management of Vulnerable Children’s House 2 House direct sponsorship program in Adama, Wonji, Mojo and Ambo  that enables orphaned and vulnerable children to stay in their communities instead of entering institutional care.

Bryce Meldrum, Canadian Humanitarian Executive Director, was enthusiastic about the partnership. “We have several educational centres in the Oromia region of Ethiopia that holistically address the needs of vulnerable children. This new centre in Guder combines our years of experience in supporting families and educating children, with Vulnerable Children’s energy and expertise in HIV support.”

The two organizations share similar values and agree that education is the tool to uplift children out of extreme poverty and enable them to realize their potential.

The children in the House 2 House program are chosen by local government based on an extreme level of need. Over 90% of the children are living with HIV, and the others have severe physical challenges. All of the children live in extreme poverty; many have lost one or both parents. Vulnerable Children pays the school fees and uniform costs for all House 2 House children, and provides their families with food and medical support.

“Our sponsors have been supporting our House 2 House kids for almost three years and the program has made an enormous difference in their lives,” commented Arnica Rowan, president of Vulnerable Children Society. “We are so pleased that Canadian Humanitarian has agreed to operate our programs and deepen the level of support for our kids in Guder with an educational centre. It is our hope to eventually offer these extended social, medical and educational services to all our sponsored children in each of the other communities.”

Previously, Vulnerable Children Society donated $10,000 to furnish one of Canadian Humanitarian’s centres in the rural Ethiopian community of Gindo.

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To learn more please contact:

Arnica Rowan, President, Vulnerable Children Society. Kelowna, BC. (250) 762-9227  info@vulnerablechildren.ca  www.vulnerablechildren.ca

Bryce Meldrum, Executive Director, Canadian Humanitarian. Medicine Hat, Alberta. (403) 527-2741 bryce@canadianhumanitarian.com  www.canadianhumanitarian.com

Donations to the Guder Educational Centre may be made on either organization’s website. Please mark your donation “Guder.”

To sponsor a House 2 House child, please set up your monthly donation on Vulnerable Children Society’s website.

 

 

Canadian Humanitarian
Canadian Humanitarian Organization for International Relief
www.canadianhumanitarian.com

Canadian Humanitarian Organization for International Relief (Canadian Humanitarian) is a non-religious, non-political, registered Canadian Charity (#87302 9102 RR0001). We are dedicated to assisting disadvantaged children, their families and communities break free from the cycle of poverty.

Our Vision: To see every child reach their full potential through innovative, sustainable community development models that empower local initiatives.

Our Mission: To break the cycle of poverty by providing orphaned and vulnerable children and their families with access to health care, education, vocational training, and the basic necessities of life such as nutrition and shelter.

Our Philosophy: Canadian Humanitarian believes in local solutions to local struggles. This leads us to partner with local individuals and local organizations overseas to create opportunity for individuals, families and communities. Adopting a community based development approach; we provide tools to community members enabling them to get themselves out of poverty.

Vulnerable Children Society
Vulnerable Children Society
www.vulnerablechildren.ca

Vulnerable Children Society is a registered Canadian Charity (#810826917RR0001 ). We help some of the most vulnerable children and families in Ethiopia, in collaboration with Canadian Humanitarian and other wonderful Ethiopian partner organizations. With the help of our dedicated donors, we run a House 2 House child sponsorship program, which provides compassionate supportive care to children and families affected by extreme poverty and AIDS/HIV in their neighborhoods; and support very vulnerable children and families with impactful, targeted projects such as orphanage support, drought relief, and furnishing a library and educational centre.

Child by child, family by family, we hope to make the world a safe and joyful place for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Our values are sustainability, compassion, transparency and impact.

Vulnerable Children Society was started by 6 women, all joined by a common love and sense of responsibility for children in Africa. Some of the women have children adopted from Ethiopia and Swaziland. Two women are of Moroccan and Ethiopian heritage themselves. Currently, we have approximately 100 members and 6 directors from all across Canada.

Thin little fellow needs food and care through sponsorship

This thin little boy in Ethiopia really could use your sponsorship to be happy and healthy, and to recieve the medical treatment he requires. He was identified by the local Ethiopian authorities as highly at risk and in need of support.  Please consider sponsoring him through our House 2 House program.

You can make all the difference in the world for this little boy from Ethiopia. With your House 2 House sponsorship, he will receive adequate food, shelter, access to education and medical care. Most of the children in this program are affected by HIV/AIDS, and many have lost their parents to the disease.

Make a difference for this deserving child.
#1 Click the link below
Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
#2 Add the amount of $35
#3 Select “Repeating Donation”
#4 Select “Community Child Sponsorship” in the Fund area, and type CM047 in the Message area.
#5 Complete your monthly donation. You will receive your tax receipts directly from CanadaHelps.
Please click the button that shares your name, address and email with the charity, as we really want to know who you are and be able to send you updates on the child and newsletters!
Thanks so much!

Vulnerable Children Society becomes a registered charity!!!

Vulnerable Children Society is proud to announce that we are now a registered Canadian charity! This means that we are now able to offer tax receipts to our wonderful sponsors and donors.

For clarity on the difference between a non-profit society and a registered charity, click here.

Tax receipts will be offered for donations or sponsorships over $30 starting on March 1, 2012. As a small volunteer-run charity, we have decided to use CanadaHelps.org to facilitate our sponsorships and donations. This means a small increase in our internal administration costs, which we consider a very reasonable expense for the receipting service provided.

NOTE: Sponsorships and monthly donations must be made through CanadaHelps in order to receive tax receipts. We simply don’t have the people-power to keep track of all our monthly donations any other way. One-time donations over $30 received via “check in the mail” will receive a tax receipt on an annual basis.

Existing Sponsors

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!For existing sponsors, we are asking you to visit our CanadaHelps page (just click the link to the left!) to set up your current sponsorships on the new system.

Once we have received notice of your sponsorship set-up through CanadaHelps.org,  we will cancel your previous PayPal agreement.

Note: ONLY monthly sponsorships through CanadaHelps.org will receive tax receipts!!! The tax receipts come directly from CanadaHelps.

Instructions to set up your existing sponsorships on CanadaHelps:
#1 Click the box below
Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
#2 Select “Repeating Donation”
#3 Add the amount of $35 for Community Child and Faya Child sponsorships, or $75 for Community Family sponsorships. You can only do ONE monthly payment to VCS through Canada Helps, so if you sponsor more than one child, please add the total of the sponsorship amounts together into one monthly amount.
#4 Add a start date of March 1, 2012 and an end date of “never.” Press continue.
#5 Complete your monthly donation. You will receive your tax receipts directly from CanadaHelps.

Note: Please click the button that shares your name, address and email with the charity, as we really want to know who you are and be able to send you updates on the child and newsletters!
Thanks so much!

We are SO grateful for your support to date, and so pleased that we can now offer you the benefit of tax receipts. Thanks a million times over!!! for your graciousness over the past year and a half.

New Sponsors / Donors

For new sponsors who have been waiting for Vulnerable Children Society to gain charitable status and be able to receive tax receipts, the wait is over! Please visit the following pages to learn about our amazing sponsorship and donation opportunities:

  • Sponsor an Ethiopian child to survive and thrive in their own community, through the House 2 House program!
  • Donate to Vulnerable Children Society, and enable amazing projects such as Faya Orphanage for HIV+/HIV- children, caregiver training, educational supplies for vulnerable rural Ethiopian children, food aid for drought relief, and much more!

Please help this sweet little man by sponsoring him

What a cutester!  This little boy in Ethiopia was identified by the local Ethiopian authorities as highly at risk and in need of support. He really could use your sponsorship to be happy and healthy, and to recieve the medical treatment he requires.  Please consider sponsoring him through our House 2 House program.

You can make all the difference in the world for this little boy from Ethiopia. With your House 2 House sponsorship, he will receive adequate food, shelter, access to education and medical care. Most of the children in this program are affected by HIV/AIDS, and many have lost their parents to the disease.

UPDATE: This little boy has been sponsored! Thank you! We still have many many more children waiting, if you are interested in helping another child in need 🙂

Make a difference for this deserving child.
#1 Click the link below
Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
#2 Add the amount of $35
#3 Select “Repeating Donation”
#4 Select “Community Child Sponsorship” in the Fund area, and type CM048 in the Message area.
#5 Complete your monthly donation. You will receive your tax receipts directly from CanadaHelps.
Please click the button that shares your name, address and email with the charity, as we really want to know who you are and be able to send you updates on the child and newsletters!
Thanks so much!

Sponsorship Opportunity: he needs you to put a smile on his face

This solom little guy need your sponsorship to put a smile on his face! With your support, he will be able to get good food, medicine, and go to school. Our partner organization has met this little guy and has told us he really could use your sponsorship to be happy and healthy. He was identified by the local Ethiopian authorities as highly at risk and in need of support. Please consider sponsoring him through our House 2 House program.

You can make all the difference in the world for this little boy from Ethiopia. With your House 2 House sponsorship, he will receive adequate food, shelter, access to education and medical care. Most of the children in this program are affected by HIV/AIDS, and many have lost their parents to the disease.

Make a difference for this deserving child.
#1 Click the link below
Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
#2 Add the amount of $35
#3 Select “Repeating Donation”
#4 Select “Community Child Sponsorship” in the Fund area, and type CM046 in the Message area.
#5 Complete your monthly donation. You will receive your tax receipts directly from CanadaHelps.
Please click the button that shares your name, address and email with the charity, as we really want to know who you are and be able to send you updates on the child and newsletters!
Thanks so much!

Second call: Brother / sister duo needs a sponsor to get by

This thirteen year old girl does her best to take care of her ten year old brother. but it isn’t easy when they have to fend for themselves and live with extended family. You could help them both my sponsoring this family so the kids can be kids – go to school and have their medical other needs taken care of. Please consider sponsoring her through our House 2 House program.

You can make all the difference in the world for this teen girl and her brother from Ethiopia. With your House 2 House sponsorship, they will receive adequate food, shelter, access to education and medical care. Most of the children in this program are affected by HIV/AIDS, and many have lost their parents to the disease.

Make a difference for these deserving children.
#1 Click the link below
Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
#2 Add the amount of $75
#3 Select “Repeating Donation”
#4 Select “Community Family Sponsorship” in the Fund area, and type FM008 in the Message area.
#5 Complete your monthly donation. You will receive your tax receipts directly from CanadaHelps.
Please click the button that shares your name, address and email with the charity, as we really want to know who you are and be able to send you updates on the child and newsletters!
Thanks so much!

Thank you so much!