The 37 Reasons Project
Each One Matters
So, why a name like “37 reasons”? For us here at Eyes Wide Open International (EWOI), it’s a reminder to narrow our vision and focus on what God has put in front of us which at the beginning was 37 beautiful children. It’s not hard to find people who are in need; desperation surrounds us everywhere we look. It’s in every nation, on every corner, and often times in our own living rooms as many of us in the US struggle to take care of our own families. It can be overwhelming. Where do we even begin? Sometimes, it feels easier just to close our eyes and not think about it.
We at EWOI realize we can’t address all the needs of the world at once, but we’ve chosen to “open our eyes” and do what we can. As we follow God’s heart, in response to His love for us, we CAN make a drastic difference in the life of an orphaned, abandoned, or at risk child. So, we begin… here, with 37 children in Haiti who desperately need someone… somewhere… to fight for them. We are asking you, will you choose to open your eyes and join us in the fight, because each one matters?
We’ve all seen programs to help the less fortunate children of the world. We want to build on what others have done and do things a little diﬀerently. We not only want to care for the physical, educational, and health needs of these children, we want to care for their hearts.
As orphans, the biggest need they have, outside of the love of Jesus, is the love of a family. Orphan-hood is not natural to humanity. We were designed from day one in the Garden of Eden to be children, to be part of a family, and to live without family is violent to the human heart.
Recognizing this, we want to help foster a relationship where you are more than just a name-less, face-less donor; a relationship where you become part of this child’s extended family despite the fact that you may live in separate countries or even continents. Families come in all shapes and sizes and can sometimes be connected in unusual ways, and we want to help you to truly connect with a child.
Your gifts will go directly to help us raise the child or children you choose. We have an absolutely beautiful home in Haiti where we are currently raising 33 children (24 of them are teenagers). We can ultimately take 37 and we fully expect that God will take us to that number very soon. We need your help to provide for them a clean safe home, security, a loving-caring staff, nutritious food, clean water, clothing and shoes for daily use church and school, hygiene items, medical and dental care and the highest quality education that is available in Haiti. It takes $14.33 a day to provide the basics for what is needed in their lives to help them to grow up healthy and happy.
If you’ve decided that you would like to be a part of helping us to raise one or more of these amazing children, its easy to get started. Simply choose one or more of these beautiful children then follow the steps to give.
It is our hope that the relationship you build with this child will last for years to come. Throughout this journey, we will strive to offer new and creative ways for you and your child to connect and build a relationship that will hopefully last a lifetime.
We are excited that you are joining our “37 Reasons” family. We may not be able to change the world, but together we can drastically change the life of this ONE.Help rebuild the lives of many Haitian Children