LAKELAND, Fla. – One More Child and the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes will be launching their second annual 40 Days for the Fatherless campaign in order to help raise awareness of the plight of orphaned and disadvantaged children throughout the world. The campaign kicks off on Monday, September 26 and concludes on Sunday, November 6, Orphan Sunday.
The focus of this year’s 40 Days for the Fatherless campaign is a diaper drive, which will benefit their foster parents in Florida and their international childcare ministry in Guatemala. Their goal is to collect at least 30,000 diapers, which is the number of diapers required to fulfill their domestic and international childcare needs for one month.
They hope to be able to defray significant childcare costs for their foster parents in Florida and for the Children’s Malnutrition Center in Guatemala by providing them with a large quantity of disposable diapers for use throughout the year.
“We can use all sizes of diapers, but the greatest need is for size 1-2 and size 3. For those that live in Florida, diapers can be delivered to any of the Children’s Homes’ campus locations from Monday, September 26 to Friday, November 4.”
Win a Free Mission Trip
By participating in the diaper drive, people have an opportunity to win a free mission trip with One More Child to the Children’s Malnutrition Center in Guatemala.
“Everyone who makes an online contribution to the diaper drive or delivers diapers to one of our campus locations can register for a chance to win a free mission trip. In addition, each church or organization that collects diapers for the drive can register to win two free mission trips for their organization.”
40 Days Campaign
According to One More Child, there are more than 140 million orphaned children throughout the world. And these children suffer disproportionately from severe poverty, malnutrition, disease, and physical and emotional abuse.
“The 40 Days campaign is a way for the body of Christ to unite and show the world that God’s people care about orphaned and disadvantaged children.
“We hope that more people will be inspired to find ways they can minister to orphaned and disadvantaged children in their own community or overseas on one of our international childcare mission trips.”
Learn more about One More Child and the 40 Days for the Fatherless Campaign online at OneMoreChild.org or 40DaysfortheFatherless.org.