2023 News & Updates
October 3rd update - Food Bag Fundraiser - the fundraiser total has now broken through the $10,000 level to sit at $10,567 as of today's date! The goal is to raise $16,400 ($41CAN cost per bag) so that the families of each of the 400 students at the two schools will receive the gift of a food bag this Christmas. Again, many thanks to all the kind & generous donors who have contributed to this fundraiser so far! For instructions on how to make a donation, please "click" on the "Donate Now" button at the bottom right corner of the main page of this website.
Sept 25th update - Food Bag Fundraiser - the fundraising total is now $9460 which means that 230 of the 400 food bags that we are hoping to distribute to families of students at the two schools at Christmas are now paid for. Stay tuned for further updates as donations continue to arrive. A huge thank you goes out to all the generous people who have donated so far. If you would like more information on how you can donate to this project then please "click" on the "Donate Now" button at the bottom right of the main page of this website.
Sept 18th update - Food Bag Fundraiser - donations continue to arrive and the total received is now $8865 which is over the halfway point to the goal of $16,400....thanks to everyone who has donated so far!
Sept 11th update - Food Bag Fundraiser - as of today's date just over $4100 in donations has been received, which means we are 1/4 of the way to the the goal of $16,400 (400 food bags). Many thanks to all those who have donated so far! Check back here often for further updates.
Sept 5th update - A Christmas Food Bag Fundraiser is now underway for the two schools that FOH supports in Retiro & Macuelizo! The goal once again this year is to provide a food bag to each the families of the students at the two schools. At a cost of $41 (CAN$) per bag (which is only $3 more than last year) our FOH partners in Honduras are able to purchase enough basic food supplies (sugar, beans, rice, salt, lard/oil, flour, oatmeal, powdered milk, etc) to feed a family of four for about a week. With a total of 400 students at the two schools, that means $16,400 (CAN$) is needed. This fundraiser will run until Dec 1st and FOH will purchase as many food bags as possible at that time with the amount of money that has come in. If the goal of $16,400 is met and surpassed, any additional funds will go toward providing new teaching and curriculum supplies (pencils, pens, paper, workbooks, lesson books, crayons, glue, erasers, etc), food for a snack each day for each of the classes and maintenance/upkeep of the schools. If you are interested in contributing to any of this project then please see the "fundraising" page on this website for information on how to do that. Any donations received that are designated for a particular project will go directly to that project. Any non-designated donations received will go to the general fund and will be put toward the project with the greatest need. And as usual, there are no paid positions at FOH and almost no overhead costs so virtually all of the funds donated will go directly to funding these projects in Honduras (tax receipts are available for monetary donations from Canadian sources). Thanks for your interest and support....check back often for updates on how the fundraising is progressing!
Sept 1st - FOH is targeting a goal of 400 food bags for distribution to the families of the students at the schools in Retiro and Macuelizo at Christmastime. More info to follow....stay tuned!
See the Photo Albums page for recent photos of some of the students at the school....in the classroom and outside learning to garden & grow seeds!
One of the members of our Canadian Board is traveling to Honduras this month to visit the school and is looking to get a list of "needs & wants" for the school from the folks there. Some monetary donations have been received over the past couple of months so we will have funds to put towards projects at the school. Once our Board Member has returned with the list of needed items/projects we will post that information here. Stay tuned for further updates!
The new textbooks & workbooks have been delivered to the school and the students & teachers are pretty excited to have the new curriculum materials!! Many thanks to all the kind and generous folks in Canada who donated to this project...and a huge thank you to our faithful partners in Honduras who provide all the logistical support in getting the books ordered, delivered and distributed at the school! More photos of the students and their new books can be viewed on the "Albums" page under the "Photos/Videos" tab on this webpage.
February 24th update....the new textbooks and workbooks have been ordered but as with most places in the world at the moment, Honduras is apparently experiencing delays in the supply chain! There are some "screenshots" on the "Photos Albums" page on this website of some of the books that have been ordered....we are hopeful that the books will arrive soon :) As soon as there is a further update available it will be posted here!
Donations to the "new curriculum materials and classroom supplies" fund for the school in Retiro are continuing to arrive and the donation total is now almost $9000(CAN$). During the FOH AGM meeting on January 30th a motion was passed to send $6000(US$)....which converted to just over $8000(CAN$)....to Honduras. The new textbooks, workbooks and other classroom supplies have been ordered and should be available to the teachers & students when school commences in a few days! Thanks so much to all of the folks who have donated to this project....the students and teachers are very excited and happy to have the new learning materials! We are hoping to have photos very soon of the new materials being distributed to the students & teachers....stay tuned for further updates!
Happy New Year! Donations toward the "new curriculum materials and classroom supplies" fund for the school in Retiro are continuing to come in and the donation total is now over $8000! The new school year in Honduras starts in early February so we are hoping to have the items purchased and the classrooms outfitted for the students & teachers by that time. Once again, thanks so much to all of you who have kindly & generously donated so far to the fundraising for the schools.....you are helping to make a positive difference in the lives of the students and their families!