In Petion-ville, Haiti, Three Angels Children's Relief -- currently an orphanage, school, and medical clinic -- is in the process of building what they call the Kenbe Fèm Family Center. In Haitian Creole Kenbe Fèm means "stand strong." As an organization who has been in Haiti for over 10 years and survived the 2010 earthquake, they have seen much strength in the Haiti's people. It is their desire to see the strong, struggling families in Haiti stay together, and they see the Family Center as a why to make their vision become a reality. The Family Center will touch the community by giving at-risk parent job training, money management, and parenting skills. Their school students will have a safe, multi-purpose space to eat and study after classes. Families in crisis will also have a place to receive counseling, food, and a path towards health.
In Palm Coast, Florida, where the needs and struggles only differ some from those in Haiti, Lifecoast Church has a similar vision to touch their community. This is no typical church building, however. Lifecoast's Family Center will offer services to adults, kids, and families. Among these are a coffee shop, a Christ-centered daycare, a fitness facility, auditorium rooms for theater groups and performances, and conference rooms for local businesses to use. This building will create local jobs and create a healthy place for families to grow and thrive individually and within the community.
Through Gifts of Hope, Trades of Hope is proud to be partnering with both Three Angels Children's Relief and Lifecoast Church in building each of their individual Family Centers. In Haiti and in America, we are all the same in not wanting charity but an opportunity! We at Trades of Hope love seeing families stay together and thrive in their communities! Thank you for your purchases which are making all of this a reality!
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