In August, thanks to generous benefactors such as you, The Holy Child Program began its 25th year of inspiring and fostering hopeful futures for vulnerable children and their families who experience complex mental health and behavioral issues.
This year, in spite of the COVID crises which continues in the region, the children are safely and happily back in school, parenting groups are in full swing and our various outreach programs continue. However, COVID did have an impact our fundraising efforts.
Please watch a special message (click the image below) from our school’s Director, Iskander Khoury:
For each of the past 25 years, we have managed HCP with a balanced budget and we intend to continue that. We have applied for grants and expect to receive many of them by the spring of 2022.
Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic has negatively affected the size of contributions from many individuals and organizations that share our mission and eliminated contributions from visitors who have been unable to come to the Holy Land. This has placed a serious strain on our current cash flow.
In light of this situation, I humbly ask for your continued generous financial support of HCP. I along with the board members and staff of HCP, I will be grateful for your extra effort to help us continue the mission of the Holy Child Program.
Francis Barillaro, Vice President and Treasurer
Bethlehem Holy Child Program