MARCH-APRIL 2012 HIGHLIGHT - TRAINING VOLUNTEERS IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR EARLY INTERVENTION SUMMER PROGRAM THAT WILL START IN JULY. THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN IN DECEMBER AT BATEY ESPERANZA, SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS. CHILDREN RISING VOLUNTEERS FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND THE UNITED STATES ARE SHOWN ALONG WITH PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN. THE COMMUNITY CHILDREN ARE IN NEED OF SHOES AND CLOTHING ON AN ONGOING BASIS, AND ALSO NEED POWDERED MILK AND BABY FORMULA. PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO HELP PROVIDE FOR THESE NEEDS IN AN EXTREMELY IMPOVERISHED AREA.
THESE TWO BOYS WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE SHOES. THANKS TO THE MANY CHILDREN RISING VOLUNTEERS WHO DONATED SHOES, WE WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THIS NEED.
A SPRING GALA FUNDRAISING EVENT WITH THE PURPOSE OF RAISING LOCAL AWARENESS OF THE URGENT NEEDS OF OUR CHILDREN IN HAITI AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WAS HELD APRIL 20. NJ SENATOR SANDRA B. CUNNINGHAM WAS THE KEY NOTE SPEAKER AT THIS EVENT.
ALSO SUPPORTING THIS EVENT WAS JERSEY CITY MAYOR JEREMIAH HEALY AND HUDSON COUNTY FREEHOLDER BILL O'DEA. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND HELPED TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE MISSION OF CHILDREN RISING.
FEBRUARY 2012 HIGHLIGHT -GOING TO REVISIT PIERRE AT MISSION OF HOPE TO SEE IF HE NEEDED MODIFICATIONS TO HIS WHEELCHAIR. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO DONATED HIS WHEELCHAIR.
JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2012 UPDATE: CHILDREN RISING HAS A VOLUNTEER IN HAITI, DELIVERING SUPPLIES THAT SO MANY OF OUR SUPPORTERS HAD SO KINDLY DONATED. THIS TIME THE DELIVERY IS TO GOD'S LITTLEST ANGELS, A WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS TO SUPPORT THE MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL AND NUTRITIONAL SIDE OF THESE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN IN HAITI. THEY ALSO HAVE AN ORPHANAGE AND YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR WORK AT WWW.GLAHAITI.ORG
. AN EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSESSMENT PROGRAM IS BEING DEVELOPED IN ORDER TO ASSIST THEIR VOLUNTEERS IN WORKING WITH THEIR 0-3 YR OLDS . PLEASE KEEP CHILDREN RISING IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS THIS MONTH AS WE GO FORWARD WITH THIS PROJECT AND THE ONE TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LATER THIS SPRING. YOUR SUPPORT MEANS SO MUCH TO ALL OF US!
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DEC 2011 UPDATE: PIERRE'S WHEELCHAIR JUST ARRIVED IN HAITI. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY, IT TOOK 5 LONG MONTHS FOR IT TO FINALLY ARRIVE AT MISSION OF HOPE. WE ARE ALL SO EXCITED THAT PIERRE HAS THE CHANCE TO BE PROPERLY SUPPORTED IN THIS NEW CHAIR. THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED IN DONATING THIS CHAIR AND ARRANGING FOR THE SHIPPING COSTS TO HAITI.
PLEASE CHECK OUT OTHER PICTURES ON THE PHOTOS PAGE.
THIS IS THE BACK STORY ON OUR EFFORTS TO GET A WHEELCHAIR DELIVERED FOR OUR FRIEND, PIERRE.
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TWO THERAPY VOLUNTEERS FROM CHILDREN RISING RETURNED FROM TITANYEN, HAITI THIS SUMMER (2011) WHERE THEY DELIVERED MEDICAL AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES, CHILDREN'S CLOTHING AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS WITH CHILDREN IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS OF CABARET, SIMONET, LEVEQUE AND BERCY. THEY ALSO PARTICIPATED IN HELPING THE HAITIAN COMMUNITY BY PAINTING NEW HOUSES THAT ARE BEING BUILT IN LEVEQUE TO PROVIDE SAFE HOUSING FOR THOSE FAMILIES WHO ARE CURRENTLY HOUSED IN TEMPORARY STRUCTURES. 500 HOMES ARE BEING CONSTRUCTED ON THIS SITE IN LEVEQUE. DURING A THERAPIST'S TIME OBSERVING IN A PROSTHETIC LAB IN TITANYEN, SHE WAS INTRODUCED TO A YOUNG CHILD IN CRITICAL NEED OF A WHEELCHAIR IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF HIS LIFE. THIS LITTLE BOY, PIERRE, HAS BEEN UNABLE TO SIT UP EXCEPT WHEN HELD BY CARING STAFF, SPENDING A LOT OF TIME IN A BABY BED AS THERE HAS NOT BEEN A WHEELCHAIR AVAILABLE TO OFFER HIM THE SUPPORT THAT HE NEEDS. WHILE ON THIS MISSION PROJECT, THE VOLUNTEER WAS ABLE TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS IN ORDER TO FORWARD THIS INFORMATION TO CHILDREN RISING AND MAKE KNOWN THIS CRITICAL NEED. SINCE THE TEAM'S RETURN TO HOME ON 6/19, ANOTHER VOLUNTEER ACQUIRED A PEDIATRIC WHEELCHAIR FOR PIERRE AND WE HAVE ARRANGED FOR ITS TRANSPORT TO TITANYEN, HAITI. WITH THIS WHEELCHAIR, PIERRE WILL BE ABLE TO SIT UP WHICH WILL IMPROVE HIS NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT, IMPROVE HIS ENDURANCE, AND ALLOW HIM TO BE TAKEN OUT OF HIS HOME IN ORDER TO INTERACT WITH THE OTHER CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. WE ARE THANKFUL THAT WE CAN HELP IN THESE SMALL WAYS.
ANOTHER TEAM RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, AND HAVE FOUND AN AREA OF GREAT NEED. CHILDREN RISING IS PARTNERING WITH A LOCAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH TO HELP START AN EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM LATER THIS YEAR, WHICH WILL ALSO OFFER A LOCATION FOR A CLINIC TO BE ESTABLISHED. PLEASE HELP US IN RAISING AWARENESS OF THIS EFFORT BY SHARING THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT TO CONTINUE TO REACH OUT TO THE SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATION IN THIS AREA.
JUST AS WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN MUCH, LET US ALL GIVE BACK TO OTHERS AROUND US WHO NEED OUR HELP.
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Children Rising, Inc
WHO WE ARE:
Children Rising is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that consists of various pediatric rehabilitative health care specialists who embrace the World Health Organization's definition of health, which acknowledges that "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (WHO, 2010). We strive to develop meaningful community partnerships so as to provide sustainable and lasting solutions, aimed at improving the functional capacities and overall health and wellbeing of children and their families.
Here at Children Rising, we are committed to serving God and the needs of
children and their families. Through establishing rehabilitative services in underdeveloped countries, using volunteers during short term missions, children are able to be screened and assessed in order to address their needs. Equipment and supplies are able to be delivered to those in need, as well as education to the children and their families.
Wherever you may be on your spiritual path, at Children Rising you will find a supportive community with a wealth of opportunities to participate in changing children's lives.
We invite you to join this cause, whether in prayer or by donating supplies or financial assistance - allowing God into your life through our various programs and community outreach efforts.