When: OCTOBER 17, 2008 at 6:00 PM
Where: 8250 Zionsville Road
Cost: $10 for individuals or $40 for the whole family!
Family friendly event
What is The Fatherless Foundation?
The Fatherless Foundation was created to provide opportunities to help foster and orphan children in Indiana and around the world. The Foundation broadens the financial basis for assisting orphans through involving the community. The foundation’s funds would provide grants to orphanages, foster and adoptive parents and other organizations assisting in foster and orphanage support and provide monies for Foundation projects that assist orphans and orphanages. The board of directors and officers of the Foundation have a heart for the children in Indiana and around the world that do not have families.
Michele Jackson is the founder and current director of the Fatherless Foundation. Part of her goal is to broaden the opportunity for others to be involved in orphanage support. Through her adoption practice, she has seen over a thousand orphans throughout the world (Vietnam, Guatemala, Honduras, Nepal, Ukraine and India). There are over 143 million orphans or foster children in our world today. Every year another 2 million children become orphans in Africa alone due to the AIDS epidemic. In Eastern European countries, the statistics are just as staggering: approximately 60% of girls will become prostitutes upon leaving an orphanage and 70% of the boys will become criminals. The numbers are overwhelming and you can see the vulnerability of these children and the need for orphan assistance. (Statistics from United Nations, UNICEF, Children on the Brink, and Habitat for Humanity)
As a small, Indiana not-for-profit with a huge heart, we hope to reach beyond our own capabilities with the help of our community. We want you to be a part of providing medical attention, clothes and food to a child that has little to no resources. Funds generated benefit the children directly and are not used for salaries. All staff are volunteers. Your donations give opportunities and change lives, bringing happiness to the most vulnerable children in the world.