Welcome to a new year!
The past two years of the global COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for us all. As we look to the year ahead, Healing the Children (HTC) is cautiously optimistic that a few chapters might go abroad to long established medical sites and we could bring a few children stateside for urgent care. We are making these plans with an abundance of caution. HTC continues to grow our work here in the US by helping families with medical care, PPE supplies, food, and medical equipment. Our International Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) saw more engagement last year as chapters worked with medical professionals abroad to sponsor children for care in a nearby country, thus reducing costs. Our newest project with OhanaOne to implement the use of surgical sight glasses is detailed below.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
On Monday, January 17, 2022, we will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which honors the birthday as well as life and legacy of the American civil rights leader.
Born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, the Nobel Peace Prize winner was an emerging leader of the civil rights movement the eight years leading up to August 1963 when he delivered his famed "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to a crowd of 250,000 and inspired a nation.
This January 17, is the perfect time to reflect and take action on civil rights issues across the globe. Learn more about Dr. King's legacy and life at https://nationaltoday.com/martin-luther-king-jr-day.
An Innovative Partnership
HTC is "reimagining our work" though an exciting partnership with OhanaOne to implement a unique and innovative way of helping provide medical care for children around the world. To date, we have three projects on board and anticipate a few more chapters joining soon. You can read about this in more detail in our 2020 Annual Report.
Jeff Degner, HTC IL/IN has published his 2nd book!
Runway to Recoveries by Jeff Degner is available when you shop Amazon Smile.
Support our Work While You Shop
How fun is that and many of us have certainly utilized Amazon for shopping this past year. But did you know that you have to thoroughly set up the AmazonSmile Account for your Amazon Prime shopping for HTC to get credit.
Here is how you can do this.
Sign in to your Amazon Prime Account
On the Left Side Bar - Click on the 3 Bars by ALL
Scroll down to Programs and Features
Click on Amazon Smile
Select Your Favorite Charity "Healing the Children"
You can Bookmark AmazonSmile as your Prime shopping link
Remember, only purchases at smile.amazon.com or through AmazonSmile activated in the Amazon Shopping app will support your selected charity. Thanks for your support!