Bring your coins for the Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE) Change 4 Children on Sunday, March 20. A recent ACE update tells the story of Betty whose mother abandoned her at a local hospital just hours after the birth. Despite efforts of the hospital staff and police, no one could find the mother. Betty was sent to the House of Moses, ACE’s crisis nursery for orphaned and abandoned babies. When no leads developed to the identity of her biological family, she was cleared for adoption. Over several months, Betty and her “mummy” bonded through visits until the Zambia Dept. of Social Welfare approved the adoption. Your gifts provide the staffing and items needed to care for these babies until they can be reunited with family or adopted.
Bring your change in zip-closed bags, remembering to bag any foreign coins separately. Check that the bag is free of paper clips, pins, batteries, buttons — anything that is not legal tender — as these clog the coin sorting machine.
Change 4 Children for ACE is collected quarterly at Derry Church. The next offering will be received on Sunday, June 19.