“Change the Babies” is a ministry created by the Rev. Betsy Fisher to support the children living at the Mampong Babies Home in Kumasi, Ghana. Contact us to ask questions about the program or to sign on and get started!
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The Mampong Babies Home houses 20-30 infants whose mothers have died in childbirth. Many remain there four to five years until the family is able to care for them. Under the direction of Margaret Addai, Superintendent, the Babies Home has become a vital ministry in our companion diocese.
“Since we announced the ‘Change the Babies’ program at convention 2014, so many parishes have added this worthy cause to their list of fundraising efforts. We know there are so many people in need and resources go only so far. I am truly grateful for what your parish has done to help the Babies Home. No gift too small, no effort unappreciated, the Mampong Babies Home will be able to do so much for these precious children because the Church in Western Massachusetts has set its heart on this task. From one who has been there and seen their need, I thank you for making a difference in the lives of children you will never meet. May God bless you for the good you have done in Christ’s name. ”
How it works…
1. When your jar arrives, place the enclosed sticker on.
2. Communicate the purpose of the jar via bulletin, pulpit or announcements.
3. Designate someone on staff to collect the coins quarterly, if possible.
4. Please convert coins to cash and deposit in the parish account.
5. Please send a check to Diocesan House before January 1, 2017 with “Babies Home” in the memo.
6. The goal is to raise $1500 annually, but no gift is too small.
The following congregations have signed on for a period of five years. The goal is to raise $1500 per year – the cost of caring for one baby from birth to age 5.
1. Grace Church in the Southern Berkshires
2. Christ Church Episcopal/Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheffield
3. Trinity Church, Milford
4. Grace Episcopal, Amherst
5. Church of the Atonement, Westfield
6. Reconciliation, Webster
7. St. Stephen’s, Westborough