AFCECO Newsletter: December 2009
Dear Friends of AFCECO orphanages,
As our sponsors in the United States celebrate their day of Thanksgiving, we too express our deepest thanks for the at fortune of having been chosen by Brian Williams as the subject of a special segment on NBC Nightly News. It is a gift that continues giving, as hundreds of new sponsors have joined our family. So moved was Mr. Williams by the response, he did a follow-up segment on the show. In it he applauded all those who gave, and showed clips of the children making thank-you cards. He exclaimed how the “making a difference” piece on AFCECO orphanages was one of the most popular segments he had ever done. A few short months ago, who could have predicted our worries about decreased sponsorship and the cost of housing would be alleviated virtually overnight? As a result we can turn our attention toward some of our long-range plans. Even as we do, we know how important it is to sustain the momentum we now enjoy, raising awareness of our activities, gaining support and expanding the number of children we can bring into the program.