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Join us in September 2017 on the East or West Coast for an afternoon of worship, memories, and celebration of all God has done in the past 25 years through the ministry of For His Children. During this special time we will hear from adoptive families, supporters, and volunteers as they share how FHC has touched their lives. We will also hear a special word from Melinda Vaughn, Executive Director and Co-Founder of For His Children.

Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wellesley Village Church
2 Central Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482

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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Sierra Bible Church
15171 Tuolumne Road, Sonora, California 95370

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During the month of September, For His Children will be holding a special Anniversary Matching Gift Campaign. The funds will be used to purchase a handicap accessible van for our children in wheelchairs, 2 general transportation vans, and for overall operating expenses. Read on to find out more about these needs.

We currently find ourselves in need of three vehicles. We have two outdated vans, one in Quito and in one Latacunga. These vans are used for running errands, taking the children to various doctor’s appointments and other activities, as well as transporting volunteer teams. The vans are in constant need of repair, and with recurring mechanic bills, it is time to purchase two newer, used vans to be used in Quito and Latacunga. We estimate the cost of each van to be $25,000.

We are also in need of a handicap accessible vehicle for our children in wheelchairs. Our current van is not handicap accessible and our staff spend a lot of time lifting the children into the van and then hoisting their wheelchairs onto the top of the van. This is an inefficient and unsafe method that we would like to correct with the purchase of a vehicle specifically designed to seat individuals in wheelchairs. We estimate the cost of this vehicle to be $80,000.

In addition to our transportation needs, operating funds are always needed. Funds that cover food, clothing, medical care, caregiver salaries, and so much more. These funds set the foundation of our work. The remaining funds raised after the vehicle purchase with be used to cover operating expenses.

Click HERE to make a gift today in celebration of FHC’s 25th Anniversary.

Thank you, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!

Wellesley, Massachusetts – lodging and transportation information

Accommodations:
Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick
1360 Worcester Street
Natick, MA 01760
Reservations: 1-508-653-8800

Courtyard Marriott Boston-Natick
342 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760
Reservations: 1-508-655-6100

Hotel Indigo – Newton Riverside
399 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02462
Reservations: 1-617-969-5300

Homes, apartments, and rooms are also available for rent
through Airbnb.com in Wellesley and surrounding towns
including Natick, Newton and Needham.

Area airports:
Wellesley is close to two airports:
Logan International Airport – 20 miles
Green Airport – 50 miles

Ground transportation:
Rental car companies, ride-share services (Uber, Lyft, etc.) and taxis are
available at both area airports.

Subway and bus transportation is available through www.mbta.com

Sonora, California – lodging and transportation information

Accommodations:
Best Western
19551 Hess Avenue
Sonora, CA 95370
Reservations: 1-800-780-7234

Black Oak Casino Resort
19400 Tuolumne Road North
Tuolumne, CA 95379
Reservations: 1-877-747-8777

Homes, apartments, and rooms are also available for rent through
Airbnb.com in Sonora and surrounding town of Tuolumne.

Area airports:
Sonora is close to five airports:
Sacramento International – 117 miles
Oakland International – 120 miles
San Jose International – 126 miles
San Francisco International – 133 miles
Yosemite International Airport – 116 miles

Ground transportation:
Rental car companies, ride-share services (Uber, Lyft, etc.) are available at all major airports.

Questions? Email Rachel Kennon, Our Development Coordinator at rachel@forhischildren-ecuador.org