Princess Mathilde of Belgium visits House of Hope -
complete with an entourage of officials, reporters with cameras and security.
Princess Mathilde of Belgium visited House of Hope on December 6. The Princess is a strong supporter of UNICEF. Her trip to Haiti was to see, first-hand, conditions in Haiti. UNICEF wanted her to visit a well-run orphanage. House of Hope is honored to have been selected as the model for her to see. Please see the Christmas 2012 newsletter for photos of the event.
We are excited about a special donation from the employees of South Miami Wal-marts. 1060 pounds of items from the needs list were delivered on two gift wrapped pallets, with bows on top!!! It was quite a sight. "Thank you" to all that participated in the collection. You will never know how much it means.
Work teams are being organized for 2013. Teams are designed around your special skills or interests. Please contact Carl and Carole at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more.
Next 40 foot container ships in February. Pray for warm weather during loading. February can have the coldest days of the year in St. Louis.
The following needs are on-going:
For Hygiene Kits :
- Hotel size: shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, toothpaste
- Quart zipper bags
To supply our ministries to tent cities and the community:
- 16 oz. jars of Peanut Butter
- Pomade (Ethnic Hair Products)
- Sanitary Pads and Panty Liners
- Disposable diapers (sizes 1, 2 and toddler 3)
- Small hand sanitizer
- Propane refrigerators
(Electricity in Haiti is very unreliable.)
- Small bed extended cab pickup truck
- School Bus (30 children/20 adults)
Note: For tax purposes, vehicles donated to AHBZ may be valued at their resale price since they will be used for transportation and not resold.