Millions is a concept we've accepted in our news reporting. If everyone in Colorado Springs was starving, we wouldn't quite get to "millions." Hard to comprehend.
Here's what I know. CHC's kids don't starve. They don't drink dirty water. They are protected from abuse. They are sheltered from child labor. They are put through school to help develop their potential. Our kids are numbered in the thousands. And guess what? I've got 5,000 more who are waiting for a home.
This Christmas, CHC is going to launch a dynamic campaign to bring 5,000 new children into our CarePoint's throughout Africa. But with today's news of "millions" starving in Ethiopia, we've got to step up our plans a bit. I need to get the feeding centers up and running as soon as possible.
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The CarePoint is anchored by it's kitchen and the food prepared there. That life saving food draws children by the hundreds who are starving. We can serve 2-3 meals a day, every day, once the kitchen is up and running. Once the kids are coming regularly, we can provide additional services--education, healthcare, and Christian discipleship. But it all starts with food.A kitchen costs $8,000 and will serve about 400 kids. $20 per kid puts a kitchen in place that serves food year over year over year. In Swaziland, those kitchens serve hundreds of meals a day to children in our discipleship program. We can do the same in Ethiopia.
(Put "Carepoint Kitchen" in the Notes)$20 that you give today becomes the anchor for hundreds of children to never starve. The key to not starving in Ethiopia is simple. Fund simple interventions--like kitchens run by locals and funded by U.S. Christians--that can serve food to those in need. Then teach those kids how to grow into productive and faithful adults. We can break this cycle. It starts with $20. Please give today.