Then the righteous will answer him, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and
feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you
sick or in prison and go to visit you?" Then the King will reply, "I tell you
the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine,
you did for me."
~ Mat 25:37-40 ~
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The financial situation at the Ranch, as well as the other orphanages, has been very strained for the last few years. They have been forced to curtail the acceptance of new children to those of the most extreme circumstances. Another example of the cutbacks that have had to be made also demonstrates the generosity of these children who have so little. When the children at the Ranch heard of the fire that had destroyed many of the homes in Los Alamos, they decided to donate the money that goes to fund the monthly party that each section has for special occasions such as birthdays. Unfortunately, the financial situation became so tight that they were no longer able to budget the money for the monthly party. While the financial stress has eased a little due to increase contributions from Europe, they are still experiencing financial shortfalls, even without seeking to take on additional children.
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos is funded solely through the generosity of benefactors who have joined the extended NPH family. NPH is not supported by any government or the Church. While some of their benefactors have contributed large sums of money toward capital projects, the majority of the sponsors are ordinary people who contribute regularly as padrinos, or Godparents.
In the United States, the padrino, or Godparent program, is operated by NPH USA. A padrino is someone who has adopted” one of the children and who corresponds with that child and sends monthly contributions ranging upwards of $25 per month. Padrinos are kept informed of the child’s progress and of any special events in the child’s life. A common item found in any child’s locker is a letter or card from his or her padrino. The knowledge that there is someone in a distant country that cares and prays for them is very important to these children. If you are interested in becoming a padrino, simply click on Godparent and you can download a form and become a part of the NPH family.
Those who are interested in helping but do not wish to become padrinos can still be an important part of the success of NPH. NPH USA accepts general gifts to be used to provide for the children’s basic needs of food, education, clothing, health care and shelter. Additionally, NPH USA accepts designated gifts for specific NPH projects. For more information about the ways in which you can help the children of NPH, please visit www.nphusa.org. All contributions, whether they are periodic or one-time donations, are gratefully welcomed.
For more information about how to make a gift to NPH, please contact NPH USA (888) 201-8880.