It's our one year anniversary, and we're celebrating by launching our vision to care for the poor, hurting and forgotten! Our first global project has begun, and your tuition dollars are now impacting the lives of two children in Haiti through a partnership with One Child Matters.
One Child Matters
One Child Matters is a ministry that works to bring hope, truth, life, love and mercy to almost 40,000 children living in poverty all over the world. One Child Matters works with indigenous churches to help equip these children to meet their God-given potential by providing opportunities for transformational development: spiritually, physically, mentally and relationally.
One Child Matters shares our heart of loving people by serving them, meeting the most practical needs in practical ways. Through your enrollment, StoryHeights Montessori now has the opportunity to partner with them and the work they are doing across the globe by sponsoring children. We're starting by sponsoring two children that are involved in The Ebenezer Child Development Center, which is located in a suburb of Cap-Haitien, the second-largest city in Haiti. We chose Haiti because one of the largest immigrant populations in Boston are Haitians, and we chose children, obviously, because they're the heartbeat of our organization! This only adds to the impact StoryHeights began making this summer, as the members of StoryHeights Church chose to personally sponsor over 30 children on a monthly basis, and that number continues to grow!
Child sponsorship makes a lasting impact, not only on the children, but on their family as well. Together we are providing nutritional support, medical aid, educational assistance and spiritual care to those who are poor, hurting and forgotten. As our school grows and flourishes financially, it's our goal to one day have a 1:1 child enrolled to child sponsored ratio.
For now, Alancia and Vollson will write letters and pictures to the children at StoryHeights Montessori, which we will share with you, and our children will get to color pictures and send back to them. What an amazing opportunity to develop friendships and compassion for children all around the World!
We're just getting started! We're starting with a global initiative, and as we grow, we will work inwards to meet national, state and local need with local aid. Thank you for making this possible!
On Behalf of the StoryHeights Montessori Board
She is a kind girl who looks forward to doing writing exercises at school. She and her brother live with their parents in a rudimentary block and tin structure that does not support modern utilities, so they must fetch water from a communal source if she is to complete her daily chore of washing dishes.Alancia’s father is gone much of the day, driving a taxi for a minimal income, but he cannot earn enough to properly provide for the family. Once she is grown, Alancia hopes to serve her area as a doctor. Until she achieves this worthy goal, she is content to spend her time running and playing different games with friends.
He likes participating in activities at the center and often prays for God to give him success in school. He and his siblings live with their parents near the sea in a rudimentary block and tin-roofed house that offers little more than protection from the elements. Even though it lacks most comforts and conveniences, it is all this struggling family can afford on the pittance Vollson’s parents earn as a day laborer and street vendor. This gentle, caring boy loves learning in all his classes, and someday, he hopes to become a doctor. For now, Vollson stays busy fetching water to lend a hand at home, playing football, and pretending to cook dinner with friends.