A Chance In Life and the Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Charitable Trust collaborate to supply emergency food relief throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
As COVID-19 rages across international borders, A Chance In Life launched an immediate response to continue caring for the 3,000 youth we serve in Italy, Ethiopia, India and Latin America. As schools closed around the world, many children were sent home to struggling relatives poorly equipped to care for them. Since mid-March, A Chance In Life has worked to supply these children and their families with enough food supplies to get them through the end of this crisis.
Three weeks into our #MonthofMeals campaign, I have some thoughts to share about the "joys" of working from home with my four children. More importantly, I have a message about A Chance In Life's urgent efforts to ensure the children of our Towns do not go hungry during this crisis. $50 is enough to provide a child with enough food for a month - please join us in this lifesaving work. Grazie a tutti.
It is increasingly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic will be a long and profoundly difficult period for humanity. While the daily news is full of disheartening statistics about worldwide hardship, it is vital in these moments to recall the power and importance of community. Together, we can overcome anything.
Here at A Chance In Life, we are seeing the results of our community in action. We called upon you to lend your support to provide 3,000 meals per month to our vulnerable children and their families for the duration of this crisis, and many of you have answered that call. This has allowed our program staff to put together two weeks of emergency food supplies for our young people in Guatemala living with HIV/AIDS, whose compromised immune systems put them at increased risk for serious complications from COVID-19 and other viral infections. Regular, nutritious meals are essential to their survival. Thank you for your crucial support in getting supplies to them quickly and efficiently.
But as the crisis endures, so do the needs of our young people everywhere. For those of you who have not yet made a gift, we ask that you give as generously as you can to protect and feed our vulnerable children. A donation of $50 can provide meals to a young person for a month. You can also choose to renew your gift each month automatically, to ensure we can protect our children for the duration of this pandemic.
For those of you who have already contributed to our #monthofmeals campaign, we thank you. Can you consider making a second gift as we enter the second month of this crisis?
We are proud of A Chance In Life's ability to launch an immediate response to the urgent humanitarian needs of our children, and to already be providing food supplies to affected families in Colombia (see photo above) and India. Thank you for helping make this possible, and being an integral part of our incredible community.
Claire W. Gallagher
Vice President of Development