I first heard of The God's Child Project from my best friend's mother back in 2009, when she took selfless volunteers down to Guatemala to build houses and lend a helping hand in any way possible with the hopes of giving the people of Guatemala better-living conditions. I was in awe to hear of all her stories and the impact that they had on the community. It is crazy to think about the fact that the work they did still stands, 10+ years later.
After returning from another life-changing service trip with the project in June 2019, he decided upon his return home to Philadelphia that he would quit his finance job of nearly 5 years in the winter and move to Guatemala in January to dedicate all his time and effort to The God’s Child Project
Since our freshman year of high school, Brendan has been like a brother to me and is consistently inspiring me in the way that he selflessly puts others before himself. So, it came as no surprise when he told me he wanted to make this leap of faith.
He is now the Director of Asociación Nuestros Ahijados also known as The God's Child Project. From day one, Brendan was all in and looking for ways to improve God’s Child Project’s success and efficiencies. One of their bigger initiatives is to spread awareness of the organization and reach more community members.
My girlfriend, Gabi, and I were hoping to make the journey down this year to volunteer, but unfortunately, Covid-19 had different plans. We decided instead to become ambassadors to do our part in giving back to the beautiful people of Guatemala. We know this is a hard time for everyone but every little effort or donation goes a long way! If possible, we ask you to read more about this wonderful organization and hope that you are compelled to be a part of it, just as much as we were (https://godschild.org/).
Not sure how much to donate? Please see below on the impact of what your donations can do!
$30- Cost of one month’s supply of diapers for one child-patient in Casa Jackson
$40- Water Filter to provide clean water and prevent illness
$70- Medicine for a Malnourished Infant for one week
$100- Cost of care for one person in our Santa Madre Homeless Shelter for one month
$150- School Supplies for an entire year for one student
$375- Provides a year’s supply of vegetables for a mother in our Mother’s Club
$500- Pays the average monthly salary for a teacher in our Dreamer and Scheel Center Schools
$900- One month at Casa Jackson covers all expenses for one baby-in-residence
$2,500- Construction of one new house for a family in need