Threads of Hope: Providing hope for families in the Philippines Print
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Written by Kimberly Schuster, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014 -- 12:00 AM
Students at All Saints Catholic School in Berlin are selling “Threads of Hope” bracelets, made by women in the Philippines. Half of the money raised will be sent back to help women and their families in the Philippines, which is still recovering from the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan; the other half will support children and families in need in the Berlin area.
Students at All Saints Catholic School in Berlin are selling "Threads of Hope" bracelets, made by women in the Philippines. Half of the money raised will be sent back to help women and their families in the Philippines, which is still recovering from the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan; the other half will support children and families in need in the Berlin area. (Contributed photo)

BERLIN -- As a part of our local wellness campaign, "Read. Run. Reach," All Saints Catholic School (ASCS) in Berlin is partnering with an organization called "Threads of Hope" in an effort to provide hope for families at risk and in need in the Philippines and for children and their families in our own community who may need medical assistance.

It has been over four months since Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc in the Philippines, but the effects of the storm are still very visible. Many families continue to suffer from the aftermath of the Super Storm, which left nearly the entire island in shambles.

In order to raise money for this cause, we will be selling "Threads of Hope" bracelets. The cost is $2 per bracelet or three bracelets for $5. Bracelets will be sold before school until 8:30 a.m. in the fifth grade classroom at ASCS (once the weather warms up we will set up a table outside after school). The bracelets are also being sold at the front desk at Farmers and Merchants Bank from March 5 to May 9.

The bracelets that we will be selling are made by women in the Philippines, and they can be worn to show our support for hope in our world and in our community. Half of the money that we raise will be sent back to those women and their families. It will be used to help them have hope for a better life and a brighter future.

The other half of the money raised will be donated to our local Community Health Network Children’s Fund, which is called "Lucille Schultz Caring for Kids." This fund, which was established by her husband, is in memory of Lucille Schultz’s love for taking care of children. The purpose of this fund is "to alleviate financial hardships and assure access to healthcare for children in crisis."

If you have any questions, contact me at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it You can also find additional information at: www.ThreadsOfHope.com.ph/index.html

 
 

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