After a mission trip to Guatemala where they learned about the country’s estimated 370,000 orphans, members of the Southeast of Saline FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) challenged themselves to help the Eagle’s Nest orphanage in any way they could. They began with a clothes drive, which gathered enough items to fill 10 trucks and benefit 26 children and five of their caretakers. While delivering the donations, FCCLA members realized the orphanage was in dire need of a new building. When they returned to Kansas, the group has begun raising the needed funds and is working to partner with other organizations to make a difference in the children’s lives. To date, Eagle’s Nest has been able to expand to take in 19 more children, keeping them off the streets with nowhere to call home.
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