The GODâ€™S CHILD Project is celebrating 20 years of domestic and international service with praise from various government entities, including US senators, the State of North Dakota, and the Mayor of Bismarck, ND.
Online PR News – 15-April-2011 – – WASHINGTONâ€“ The GODâ€™S CHILD Project, a North Dakota nonprofit organization, is celebrating 20 years of domestic and international service with praise from various government entities. U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad, both of North Dakota, co-sponsored a resolution praising the Project and its founder Patrick Atkinson for improving the lives of thousands of impoverished children and mothers in the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, India, and Malawi, Africa.
Atkinson, who grew up in North Dakota, founded The GODâ€™S CHILD Project in 1991 to educate and care for orphaned, abandoned, and impoverished children in Antigua, Guatemala. His original vision has since grown into 13 distinct programs dedicated to creating sustainable and permanent change in the lives of the worldâ€™s poorest people.
â€śWhen I started GOD'S CHILD, I never could have imagined the international social movement that the Project would become,â€ť Atkinson said.
More than 5,000 children and nearly 8,700 mothers and their dependents receive services from The GODâ€™S CHILD Project. The organizationâ€™s holistic approach to breaking the generational poverty cycle includes free education, health and dental care, psychological care, legal representation, food and clothing donations, and housing. GODâ€™S CHILD also combats human trafficking, childhood malnutrition, gang violence, and homelessness in some of the worldâ€™s most vulnerable communities.
â€śWe commend Godâ€™s Child for its two decades of compassion and support for the less fortunate, especially the thousands of orphaned and abandoned children around the world. Patrick and all the volunteers with Godâ€™s Child are empowering children, helping them escape the bonds of poverty,â€ť Senators Conrad and Hoeven said in a joint statement.
GODâ€™S CHILD also received congratulations for two decades of work in a resolution from the State of North Dakota and a proclamation by Bismarck Mayor John Warford.
About The GODâ€™S CHILD Project: The GODâ€™S CHILD Project is a registered 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to â€śBreaking the chains of poverty through education and formation.â€ť Since its founding by Patrick Atkinson in 199, The GODâ€™S CHILD Project has grown into 13 distinct programs dedicated to creating sustainable and permanent change in the lives of the worldâ€™s poorest people. To volunteer with The GODâ€™S CHILD Project or to make a donation, call 701-255-7956 or visit www.GodsChild.org.