How Can I Help? Make a Difference in Ghana Without Leaving the U.S.
It takes a village to raise a child and it takes volunteers to change a life. Not everyone can travel on mission to Ghana, but many hands make light work.
While can suggest that the obvious step to make a difference would be to donate to the operations of Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope, a 501(c)3 organization, there are many ways that your hands-on efforts will help as much as reaching into your own pocketbook.
Collect reading camp supplies
Do you have a social or community organization that would like to take on a group project? We’ve had churches, Girl Scout troupes, and schools organize the collection of supplies that we routinely need at our reading camps. You will want to contact us for a list, but the rest is up to you. Have fun with it, too!
Attend an event in Maryland, Virginia, or Florida
Some organizations have adopted Ghanaian Mothers Hope as an annual project and they help us reach new people and raise funds at a special event in their community. We routinely have events that you could attend in Baltimore, Maryland, Northern and Eastern Virginia, and on both the east and west coasts of Florida.
Host an event at your church or local community
If you would like to host your own event, please get in touch with us. We are happy to help you coordinate the event and provide a speaker with a special presentation to help educate and inspire those who attend.
Sponsor a child or have your church/organization sponsor a classroom
It can be deeply satisfying to know that one special child is benefiting from your attention, even if from thousands of miles away. Sponsors have the opportunity to get to know a child over time and watch their progress through school. If this is not something you wish to do on your own, imagine how inspiring this might be for a community group, church or classroom to sponsor a child long distance.
Go on mission to Ghana
For those lucky few who have not only the interest but the available time to commit to serving in a two-week mission on the ground in Ghana, that option is always open. We take a manageable group of volunteers each year ranging in age from 14 to… well, Mother Teresa was in her 80s. It’s not for the frail, but is ideal for those who have the energy and desire to truly touch the lives of others and leave the world a better place when they return home.