When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Honduras, life for Hondurans completely changed – especially in the vulnerable neighborhoods where we work. For two years, Honduras has had their schools closed and have only provided some sort of virtual classes. Still, unfortunately, many students have received little to no instruction from their teachers through virtual classes, and others decided to drop out because of not having internet access. It is estimated that close to 2 million children have been left out of the school system and are now registered as dropouts.
Education officials have mentioned that there is a high possibility of children going back to school next year. We are so excited about this! At POINT, we know that education is the key to allowing our children to break out from cycles of poverty. That is why today November 30th, on #GivingTuesday we are asking you to join our Backpack Project.
Our Backpack Projectensures that each POINT child gets a backpack, school supplies, uniform, and shoes. This allows them to start their school year properly and prevents them from dropping out due to lack of access to those supplies.
Want to give something meaningful today? Donate $50 and help us provide tools for school readiness. Our goal is to reach 750 children, join us!
If interested, you can also take a look at our Christmas Wish List and see what else you could give to POINT HONDURAS during this wonderful season. If giving a wish list item and you are paying online, please indicate the selected item in the "Other instructions" box. If you have any questions, please reach out.
HOW TO GIVE
GIVE ONLINE: Please go to www.pointhonduras.org and click the “donate” in the upper right-hand corner. You can set up a recurring gift or a one-time donation.
GIVE VIA CHECK: You may also send checks made out to Orphanos at their secure mailing address: PO Box 1057, Cordova, TN 38088-1057. Please add a note indicating it is for Point Honduras.
SPONSOR A CHILD: For $45 monthly you can provide a child: tutoring, medical care, daily food nutrition, and, most importantly, learning and hearing about Jesus. Once you click on the "Sponsor Today" button in pointhonduras.org/sponsorship, you will be guided through prompts. If you have any questions, email Kari Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONSIDER A MONTHLY GIFT OR A ONE-TIME GIFT: If you cannot make a monthly or annual pledge...would you consider a special gift to help us meet our budget?
MOST IMPORTANTLY....PRAY! Please join us in praying for POINT children, Dr. Ivan and his staff, new donors, and for Honduras.
THANK YOU FOR GIVING TO POINT HONDURAS!