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May 2008 Angel's Corner Update

Posted by Gamma Salt on 5/8/2008 to Angel's Corner
Hello everyone and Happy Mother’s Day! - Here we are with new exciting updates.

It is May, Spring has finally arrived and it is the perfect time to celebrate not only Mother’s Day, but the great support The Angel’s Corner keeps receiving.

Once again we have partnered up with Plan Canada to support a very important and timely cause. Part of your contributions has been allocated to support an HIV and AIDS campaign in the African country of Burkina Faso, a country we do not hear much about but is in great need of help. Unlike most HIV & AIDS program approaches, Plan Canada's is all child-centered.


A Mother and her Child in Burkina Faso.
With your support, now they have Hope.


This project provides enhanced access to medical and long-term psychosocial support for children and their families affected by HIV & AIDS, with a portion designated to prevent the infection of children during childbirth. It also facilitates vital legal, financial and practical support to child-led households orphaned by AIDS.

Your support to the Angel’s Corner for this project would allow the Plan to provide health care and medicine needed to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child during delivery for 14 families. This project will also provide activities closely linked to voluntary counseling and testing services targeting both parents, to overall improvement of maternal health services, to family planning counseling and provision, to health care support for parents living with AIDS, and to counseling and support to ensure safer and exclusive breast feeding.



As we had previously pledged, we continue supporting Kiva.org. We started by supporting 3 Entrepreneurs; now with your help we are able to sponsor four (4) more, for a grand total of seven (7) entrepreneurs, empowering those businesses in their effort towards economic independence. - Click on the Kiva logo to see them all in detail - This is what is called a gift that keeps on giving. Thanks for helping us make more dreams come true.



We are very proud to announce that our daughters wanted to celebrate Mother’s day in a very unique and special way. There is an amazing Hospital in town call "Sick Kids." They have a fundraising walk in support of Pediatric Brain Tumor Research called Meagan’s Walk (read her story), and it will also provide pediatric health care at Sick Kids, the only hospital in Canada with a program dedicated to this specialized area of research. People from all over the world come here. We decided that not only would the Angel’s Corner give a donation, but the whole family will participate by walking together with all their supporters, including Meagan’s mother this May 11th.

   
Update: Photos from Meagan's Walk (Click photo's to enlarge)


We do our best to practice the popular saying: "Talk the talk and walk the walk." But that is not the only walk we will be doing this season. On June 1st we will also be participating in another Walkathon, this time to support our Local Community Centre – York Community Services – to raise funds for their new satellite community health center which will provide health, legal, counseling, housing and support services for low income families.

Lastly, we would like to thank you all for your continuous support and for helping to make life better for so many.

Learn more about and support The Angel's Corner.

With much appreciation, deep gratitude and immense hope.

Truly yours,

Maria Angel
The Angel’s Corner
GAMMA Salt Cristals, Ltd.
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