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Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Church Ambassador Program

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Join us and see how your faith community can make a difference for those in need. Become a church ambassador and help to promote the NPH mission, find sponsors for children at our NPH homes, fund a project, or host the children during a pequeño tour. Your faith community will have an opportunity to put their faith into action while raising funds and awareness for children in need.

General Mission:

The NPH USA Church Ambassador program is vital to the continued success of the organization. NPH Church Ambassadors help to promote the NPH mission, find sponsors for children at our NPH homes, fund a project, or host the children during a pequeño tour. Ambassadors facilitate their faith community raising funds and awareness for children in need.

Goals:

  1. Create and help to implement a permanent NPH outreach committee in your parish.
  2. Help to promote sponsorship in your parish with a goal of getting ten children sponsored in a year.
  3. Participate in calls with ambassador chair(s) and regional staff to share ideas and feedback.
  4. Assist your parish in funding a need at an NPH home to help increase awareness and support on an annual basis.
  5. Keep the mission of NPH alive in your parish and present throughout the year.

Suggested Ideas:

  1. Implement a child sponsorship wall.
  2. Implement 30 children in 30 days sponsorship drive.
  3. Have CCD classes sponsor a child at one of our NPH homes.
  4. Promote NPH USA trips to parishioners.
  5. Print sponsorships, trips, events for NPH USA in church bulletin.
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RESOURCES

•  Church Partner Program (PDF)
•  Church Partnership Campaigns (PDF)
•  Church Ambassador Program (PDF)
•  Fundraisers Guide (PDF)

 


Regional Staff Contact Information:
Elizabeth Caletka
Development Manager, NPH USA
Email: ecaletka@nphusa.org
Phone: 617.206.4942

Partnership Opportunities

Host a Sponsorship Sunday

Sponsoring a child is a powerful way for families and individuals to connect to your church’s social justice mission and provides an opportunity for cultural exchange and learning. Hold a sponsorship drive and help connect your faith community to children in desperate need.

Host a Pequeño Tour

Each year, NPH USA arranges for student performers and/or speakers from an NPH home to travel to the United States to share their stories and cultural traditions at fundraising events hosted by various churches and organizations. Churches who host the Pequeño Tour provide their communities with an unforgettable experience and a concrete opportunity to change children’s lives.

Plan or participate in a Mission Trip

Travel with us to visit an NPH home. Church members will have the opportunity to see how their support of NPH USA changes lives while building relationships
with the children.

Offer a Second Collection.*

Many churches support the work of NPH USA by offering a second collection in conjunction with readings and lessons that teach about social justice and caring for the “least among us.”

Fund a Need*

Many churches support our work by providing for the children’s most basic needs of food, education, healthcare, clothing and shelter. Consider working with your church to fund a specific need at NPH, for example:

$2,500 = Blankets for 250 children
$5,000 = Food for 2,000 children for one day
$10,000 = Elementary education for 26 children for one year
$20,000 = Beds for 133 children

*Our staff, volunteers or even pequeños – the children from the homes – can share their stories of how your contributions have helped transform the lives of our children with your community.

Support a Project

Each home at NPH has a number of active special projects ranging from obtaining school uniforms to installing water treatment facilities. As part of your donation, you can designate funds to help complete these specific projects.

NPH Peru NPH Peru – Nutrition: Healthy Meals for Growing Up!
Peru has made substantial progress in reducing hunger and malnutrition in the country, but stills faces several challenges, especially in rural areas. 25% of children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition in Peru, which can limit children’s capacity to learn, classroom participation, school performance, and abilities. In our family here in Peru, one of our priorities is to provide a balanced and varied menu to our children.
NPH Mexico NPH Mexico – Sustainability: Clean Water for Our Children
1 in 10 people in the world live without clean water, including some of our children before they arrived at NPH. As a result, many of our children suffered from parasites and even life-threatening illnesses before arriving at our clinic in need of urgent care. In areas where clean water is not an option, NPH makes it one; whether it be setting up a filtration system or digging a well. Thanks to international support, NPH brings this precious resource to our children to protect their right to clean water and sanitation, so that they have the opportunity to grow up with healthy bodies and minds.
NPH Honduras NPH Honduras – Childcare: Support Our Baby’s Homes
Honduras is the second poorest nation in Central America, with 66% of the population living in poverty due to unemployment and low wages. This has a very negative impact on children, and as a result Honduras has one of the highest child mortality rates in Latin America. Only 51% of children are registered in primary schools, due to parents not being able to afford schooling or uniforms, and children are often forced into employment. Many children come from single-parent families where the mother or father cannot provide care for their children, sometimes leaving them at home while they go to work. With your support, we can provide our youngest pequeños with a healthy living space, and ensure our homes are functional and safe for years to come. Our pequeños can feel part of a family, help in the daily life of the home and also feel empowered and be educated.
NPH Dominican Republic Dominican Republic – Education: Basic Education for Community Children
This school year 80 new children joined our NPH School from local communities. These children come from the bateyes, which are very poor villages of sugar cane workers. These field workers are largely from the neighboring country of Haiti or other Caribbean islands, and are considered to be the lowest social class in the Dominican Republic. The new community children study together with our live-in students, and spend the day together with us in the home from 8am until 4pm, or longer for extra activities, like church, sports, or celebrations. During the day they receive breakfast and lunch, as well as full medical care, such as general check-ups, eye exams, dental care, and care for special medical cases or emergencies. We are really happy to provide education and a safe place for these children from the community.
NPH Haiti's St. Damien Pediatric Hospital NPH Haiti – Healthcare: St. Damien: Oncology Ward
St. Damien is the only pediatric hospital in Haiti that has a pediatric oncology program. Before St. Damien opened its oncology program, only children from wealthy families could afford to receive treatment from hospitals in other countries. All of our treatment plans, serving children 0 to 14 years old, are offered at no cost to the family. In 2017, St. Damien assisted more than 337 patients.
NPH El Salvador NPH El Salvador – Childcare: Personal Christmas Gifts for Every Child
What makes celebrating Christmas so special? Being together, eating, singing, enjoying the time with loved ones and, of course, looking into the shiny eyes of the children when they receive their gifts. Most of our children come from a background where they did not even have access to food on a regular basis or adequate clothes they could wear. Here in our home, we take care of that and we provide our children with everything they need to grow up. This year we will surprise our children with a special Christmas Gift: every child will receive a new fun outfit, like shirt, pants/skirt and sneakers/shoes.

Church Ambassador Highlights

May 14, 2019

Fr. Chris Hickey and members of the Hanover Fire Department pose with boxes of donated medical supplies to support our NPH medical clinics. These supplies will be very useful as our medical clinics continue to expand their service to members of our NPH communities. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with Holy Mothers Collaborative of Hanover and Norwell, Massachusetts! Thank you, Hanover Fire Department!

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If you are interested in becoming a Church Ambassador, please complete the form below and/or contact Elizabeth Caletka at ecaletka@nphusa.org or (617) 206-4942 for more information.

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