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WORLDWIDE

www.helpingch ildrenworldwid e .org

HELPING CHILDREN

Gift

Catalog


Dear Friend, This holiday season give an alternative gift that transforms a child’s life. When you are searching for the perfect gift for friends and family, choose gifts from this Helping Children Worldwide Gift Catalog. Gifts that give hope for the future. The Helping Children Worldwide Gift Catalog grants you the opportunity to give a gift of lifesaving supplies or services for some of the poorest people in the world. In response to your generous gift, we will send you a very special card that you can personalize and give to someone this holiday season. Through this Gift Catalog you have the opportunity to provide unique gifts that will benefit the Child Rescue Centre and Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone, and Connections for Hope in Herndon,VA. Give a gift of HOPE today. Sincerely,

Executive Director Helping Children Worldwide P.S. Giving an alternative gift will make a difference to you, the person who receives the gift card and the children and families receiving the supplies and services. It really is a win-win-win!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 703-793-9521 OR WWW.HELPINGCHILDRENWORLDWIDE.ORG

This Christmas, give a gift of HOPE


A small gift can make a big difference Helping Children Worldwide (HCW) and its partners are transforming the lives of children and families through quality medical care, education, homelessness prevention, ESL training, immigration legal counseling, and mental health services. This year 12,800 peoples’ lives have been transformed with the support of over 500 volunteers. Because of generous support:

300 Children were cared for by the Child Rescue Centre in Bo, Sierra Leone 2,500 People received access to multiple life-changing services at Connections for Hope in Herndon,Virginia

10,000 Patients received quality medical care at Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone

21 Youth from the Child Rescue Centre are enrolled in post-secondary education 215 People received financial management and tax preparation assistance at Connections for Hope

87 Babies were safely delivered at Mercy Hospital this year

The mission of Helping Children Worldwide is to transform the lives of impoverished children through partnerships and programs of excellence.


Child Rescue Centre Gifts SHOES $7

In Sierra Leone, many children grow up without shoes, putting them at risk for trauma and parasitic diseases that enter the bare foot. Your gift provides a CRC child with shoes, so they can stay healthy.

FEED A CHILD $20

One in three children under the age of five are malnourished in Sierra Leone, undermining their health and academic potential. The CRC provides good nutrition for strong bodies and healthy minds.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES $50

Many children in Sierra Leone attend school without a text book, notebook or workbook. Your gift provides a CRC child with the tools they need to succeed in school.

FOSTER CARE $50

Provide one month of support for one of the 30 Foster Care children of the CRC, including health care and education. The Foster Care program supports previously homeless children who have been placed in homes with loving families.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 703-793-9521 OR WWW.HELPINGCHILDRENWORLDWIDE.ORG


CHILD SUPPORT PROGRAM $100 0 The CSP supports children whose families struggle to send them to school. Your gift provides tuition, books, supplies and health care.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING $120 V Provide a month of support to a CRC youth in vocational training to learn a skill such as tailoring or nursing. 80% of Sierra Leoneans do not have a high school education.

FEED ALL THE CHILDREN $150 Your generous gift feeds all of the residential children at the CRC for an entire day. The CRC provides essential support to more than 300 children.

There are children who don’t attend school in Sierra Leone, because they have to sell food on the street so their families can survive. Many children are in the care of a grandmother or an aunt because their parents have died. Additional children are a burden for families that are already impoverished. This year, the CRC enrolled an additional 50 children into the Child Support Program to help these children and families by covering the cost of school tuition, books, backpacks, shoes and uniforms. The children also receive essential health care at Mercy Hospital. The story of the child’s entire family changes for the better, because the children have education and medical care. FOR MORE INFORMATION: 703-793-9521 OR WWW.HELPINGCHILDRENWORLDWIDE.ORG


Mercy Hospital Gifts MEDICAL CARE FOR A CHILD $5 Sierra Leone has one of the highest under five mortality rates in the world. Your gift provides outpatient care for a child, including medicine.

ANTI-MALARIA KIT $15 Malaria is a preventable, treatable disease, yet a child dies of malaria every 30 seconds. Your gift provides a bed net treated with insecticide and education to prevent malaria.

IN-HOSPITAL DELIVERY $20 In Sierra Leone, women commonly give birth unattended at home, leading to high maternal and infant mortality. Your gift provides in-hospital care for a mother and her baby,

Suffering from typhoid fever a 14-month old baby had been treated at another hospital, but the symptoms were not going away. “There’s nothing more we can do,” the doctors told her. The baby was brought to Mercy Hospital as a last measure, where Dr. Tejan admitted her and ran a culture to determine the actual pathogen and the specific types of medications that would cure her infection.This ability to name the pathogen and understand its antibiotic resistance is a unique clinical service in the Bo region. As it turned out, the pathogen was resistant to thee medication the baby had been treated with. Within a weekk of getting treatment with the correct antibiotic, the baby was cured. This is revolutionary in Sierra Leone where culture and sensitivity testing are available only at private hospitals for the wealthy. Without the Mercy Research Lab capability, this baby would not have survived. FOR MORE INFORMATION: 703-793-9521 OR WWW.HELPINGCHILDRENWORLDWIDE.ORG


ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT $25 In Sierra Leone, children often die of treatable disease. Your gift provides treatment for diseases such as typhoid and other bacterial infections.

HIV COMMUNITY EDUCATION WORKSHOP $50 In the region surrounding Mercy Hospital, 10% of the population is HIV positive. Your gift provides a workshop for 100 people to learn vital information about how to protect themselves and their children from HIV/ AIDS, including the prevention of mother to child transmission.

INPATIENT CARE $75

Fewer than 200 doctors serve the entire population of Sierra Leone, more than 5.8 million people. Your gift provides hospital treatment for one person, including doctor’s care, nursing, medicine and supplies.

NUTRITIONAL CARE $100 Malnutrition is the greatest cause of child mortality. Poor nutrition causes stunted growth and vulnerability to disease. Your gift provides a malnourished child with nutritional intervention, including parental training and support.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 703-793-9521 OR WWW.HELPINGCHILDRENWORLDWIDE.ORG


Connections for Hope Gifts KEEP THE LIGHTS ON $10 A welcoming and hospitable center makes a huge difference to people who need help. Help us keep the lights on and computers running to welcome the 250 clients who visit us every month.

HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE $25 At Connections for Hope, children have ave space to learn, computer access and d ca cari caring ring ng volunteers to help them tackle homework omewor omew om orkk and projects.

FORECLOSURE PREVENTION $25 13% of Fairfax County residents have incomes under $44,100. Because of the foreclosure prevention program, hundreds of people have been able to keep their homes. Your gift provides the space for this training.

There is a little boy who comes to Connections for Hope every week. He lights up the center with his energy and inquisitiveness. He started coming with his mother and sisters to receive medical care from the Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic. His mother learned that she could take English language classes with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, and d that she could enroll her daughters in the after school homeworkk assistance program with Vecinos Unidos Neighbors United. Afterr completing ESOL classes, the little boy’s mother attended a “Parents Raising Safe Kids” class provided by Community Services Board. This family feels welcomed and safe at Connections for Hope, where they have access to services that will help them become self-sufficient, contributing member of the community. FOR MORE INFORMATION: 703-793-9521 OR WWW.HELPINGCHILDRENWORLDWIDE.ORG NWORLDWIDE ORG


JOB SKILLS TRAINING $50 Computer skills training, learning how to look professional and job application guidelines are essential for people looking for employment. Your gift helps us provide these skills to job seekers.

SAFE PARENTING CLASS $50 The Parents Raising Safe Kids program educates families about how to create healthy home environments that protect children from violence. Connections for Hope provides a welcoming space for the class and child care.

LANGUAGE TRAINING $75 In Fairfax County, 35% of residents speak a language other than English at home, which can make it difficult to find employment. Your gift supports the space for training and child care for weekly English classes.

FREE MEDICAL CARE $100 Your gift supports the space at Connections for Hope that makes it possible for uninsured children to receive excellent free outpatient medical care, including school and sports physicals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 703-793-9521 OR WWW.HELPINGCHILDRENWORLDWIDE.ORG


How to give a gift Choose your gift from the items in our catalog for someone you care about. Payment options are on the back page of this catalog.

A free card will be sent to you with the image and description of the gift item you chose. You can then personalize the card and give it to someone you care about!

Your symbolic gift supports Helping Children Worldwide’s efforts to provide hope to impoverished children, their families and communities. We want your gift to have the most impact it can, that’s why we use your gift for the Child Rescue Centre, Mercy Hospital or Connections for Hope and the many other gifts we receive to help where the need is greatest in providing hope to children.

Thank you for supporting Helping Children Worldwide. Your gift is tax deductible.

A gift card will be sent to you representing each gift to give to your honorees.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 703-793-9521 OR WWW.HELPINGCHILDRENWORLDWIDE.ORG


Choose your gifts CHILD RESCUE CENTRE GIFTS

AMOUNT

Shoes

$7

$

Feed a child

$20

$

School supplies

$50

$

Foster care

$50

$

Child Support Program

$100

$

Vocational training

$120

$

Feed all the children

$150

$

Medical care for a child

$5

$

Anti-malaria kit

$15

In-hospital delivery care

$20

$

Antibiotic treatment

$25

$

HIV Community Education Workshop

$50

$

Inpatient care for one person

$75

$

Nutritional care

$100

$

Keep the lights on

$10

$

Foreclosure prevention training space

$25

$

Homework assistance space

$25

$

Job skills training

$50

$

Safe parenting class space

$50

$

Language training space

$75

$

Free medical care space

$100

$

QUANTITY

SUBTOTAL

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MERCY HOSPITAL GIFTS

CONNECTIONS FOR HOPE GIFTS

TOTAL AMOUNT OF ALL GIFTS: (over)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 703-793-9521 OR WWW.HELPINGCHILDRENWORLDWIDE.ORG


Helping Children Worldwide

Gift Catalog Order Form Total amount from Gift Item Form: MY INFORMATION: NAME

ADDRESS

CITY, STATE, ZIP

DAYTIME PHONE

EVENING PHONE

METHOD OF PAYMENT (online option: www.helpingchildrenworldwide.org) I would like to pay with a credit card: CARD NUMBER

CARD TYPE

EXP DATE

CVV

CARDHOLDER NAME (please print)

SIGNATURE

 I have enclosed a check made out to “HELPING CHILDREN WORLDWIDE” MAIL this completed order form to: Helping Children Worldwide 13525 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 103 Herndon,VA 20171

FAX this completed order form to: 703-956-6866

All contributions to Helping Children Worldwide are tax deductible. Contributions can be matched through your employer’s matching gift program. HCW is a 501(c)3 nonprofit,Tax ID 76-0729857

Thank you for your gift!

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