Bring Zoie Home

Last Friday our ITEMP team worked all day in tight coordination with the Detroit Police Department on a kidnapped child human trafficking case. Our office received a call from an officer in their department asking for resources to get a kidnapped child home. She went on to explain that Zoie Jackson, 5, was taken from her school by her mentally ill mother, who does not have custody, while her father was in surgery.Zoie Jackson Returns

Over the next couple of days Zoie's mother drove 1,300 miles to Texas attempting to cross the border to Mexico, but was apprehended by authorities before she could complete her plan. Zoie was put in the hands of Child Protective Services and spent days without her father. Desperate for resources, the Detroit Police Department reached out to ITEMP asking for help.

We immediately knew we wanted to bring Zoie Jackson home to her family. This time around fast action brought great results and Zoie was reunited with her father and grandmother! Now we need your help. Please click here to DONATE NOW to fund Zoie Jackson's reunion. Even small donations will help to defer the cost.

Thank your so much for your support of Zoie Jackson and her family. Your contributions, prayers, and support make it possible for us to continue to help children like Zoie.

To see Zoie reunion with her family check out the heart-warming story by WXYZ Action News, click here.

The Robert and Joan Scheel Holiday Match

Bob and Joan ScheelTwo of our most generous supporters, Robert and Joan Scheel, inspired by the fire so many of you have shown this Christmas Season in your support for the children and programs of The GOD’S CHILD Project, are matching up to $150,000 in last-minute donations.

You would put $25 into savings if your company would match it another $25, wouldn’t you? Why not do the same with your support for the Project’s 5,000 boys and girls? Today you have that chance.

Double the impact of your love and support.  Please provide the critical contribution right now that makes it possible for the Project to sustain life-changing programs around the world and in the USA.

To make your gift count for this match, please click here. Thank you for making it possible for us to do the work.

Patrick Atkinson, Founder and Executive Director

The Robert and Joan Scheel  Holiday Match Challenge

The GOD’S CHILD Project   701-255-7956   763-432-7132   www.GodsChild.org

Ruby Tuesday Community GiveBack – Bismarck, ND

Join us for Ruby Tuesday’s Community GiveBack Programs this week on December 10, 11 and 12, 2013 in Bismarck, ND at the 3520 State Street location. 20% of your purchase will be given to The GOD’S CHILD Project. Print out this post or download the Ruby Tuesdays GCP Flyer and show to your server! You MUST have the flyer with you for GCP to receive donations. If you do not have access to a printer, stop by GCP Bismarck Office at 721 Memorial Highway to pick up a copy. See you at Ruby’s!

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If you have any questions please contact:

Kristin Clouston

Special Activities Coordinator

701-255-7956

Kristin.Clouston@GodsChild.org

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations”

From now until December 3, Giving Tuesday, we are striving to raise $10,000 to help children cross the threshold of human trafficking, poverty, and lack of education. Any gift of money will make an impact on a child’s life. A contribution of only $10 will help provide a child with one meal, however, a gift of $1,000 will provide a child with the nourishment he or she may need for an entire year. The meaning behind “Give $100 Help 100” is simple. If you donate $100 to GOD’S CHILD Project you will be helping 100 children overcome their trials. At GOD’S CHILD Project (GCP) we truly appreciate your help, and with your donation of $100 or more, we want to show our appreciation by sending you a copy of the collectors book, A Message for My Child, by Patrick Atkinson that will be signed by the 100 children you impacted.

Additionally, we have an opportunity to win an additionally $15,000 through this #GivingTuesday campaign and it all thanks to your contribution!

Thank you for your ongoing love and support this holiday season! We could not do this without you.

 Click Here to Give

Happy Giving,

Nicole Jacobs – Special Activities Coordinator
Nicole.Jacobs@GodsChild.org
Ph: +1 (763) 432-7132 

Dreams in Flight

FB-Banner-Dreams-in-Flight-300x164The GOD’S CHILD Project is donating new toys to other nonprofits and hosting a free party for families!

(Bismarck)  The GOD’S CHILD Project is giving 17 pallets of toys to other local nonprofit organizations including Carrie’s Kids, The Abused Adult Resource Center, Welcome House, The Salvation Army Western ND Service Extension, and the Ruth Meiers Hospitality House.

HESS Oil Company provided the helicopter and rescue truck sets which include lights and sound features, motorized rotors, retractable landing gear, and friction motors on the trucks.

Students can also win helicopter sets for their entire class. The GOD’S CHILD Project always encourages kids to follow their dreams, and we want to give young artists an opportunity to showcase their creativity! We’re asking children in grades k – 5 to design, draw, and color their own flying machine. Our judges will choose 2 designs, and the winners will get a helicopter set for themselves and for every child in their class!

The GOD’S CHILD Project will distribute the toys at our “Dreams in Flight” celebration open to all children and their families in the Bismarck-Mandan and surrounding areas. This FREE celebration will be at the Bismarck Aero Center hanger #7 on Thursday, October 17th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. The event will also feature flight simulators, model airplane demonstrations, paper airplane contests, the Civil Air Patrol, face painting, student dancers, and food! No tickets or reservations necessary – open to everyone in the area.

Dreamer Center Computer Lab

5The GOD’S CHILD Project of Guatemala, with the help of Dr. Carlos Casas,  will now be able to offer technology courses in the Dreamer Center’s newly created computer lab.  More than 200 children of limited resources will now have the technological advances most other children have.  The computer lab has 20 new Dell computers and is ready for the children to begin their technology education.  This is a service that we have not previously been able to offer at the Dreamer Center.

The children and families in our programs appreciate your support.  Thank you, Dr. Casas!

The GOD’S CHILD Project cares for and educates 5,000 orphaned, abandoned, and poverty-stricken boys and girls in addition to providing health and community-based services for 8,700 widowed, abandoned, and single mothers and their dependents in GuatemalaEl SalvadorMalawi, and India.