First of all, I want to thank you for your faithful support. Over the years, CAICW has helped many people, but that doesn’t mean we ever forget anyone who has helped make that possible. You are one of those people. It doesn’t matter whether you have given $5 or $5,000 in the past—it takes all kinds of thread to make a quilt.
A quilt—a patchwork of material sewn together into a blanket—what an apt comparison to what we do here at CAICW. Families whose lives have been ripped apart, made whole again through the generosity of people like you. Families like those of Matt & Melanie Capobianco, the parents of baby Veronica.
CAICW first heard about Veronica’s situation in late summer of 2011. At the time, we were organizing a Washington DC ‘Teach-in’ for October 2011. Through cash and in-kind donations, we were able to raise the money needed for the event and Melanie was invited to join us and speak to Congressmen about the impending tragedy. Later, in January 2012, “Save Veronica” became an official fundraising campaign of the Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare. Together, with your help, well over $40,000 was raised for their legal fees.
Which brings me to the main point of this letter. Please consider a Tax-Deductible End-of-Year Donation
- The “Save Veronica”Campaign – currently appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
- Legal Fund for additional families in need
- The Roland J. Morris Sr. Home, and regular operating expenses to maintain communications.
- Washington DC trip: Educating new and old Congressmen in DC, February 4-8, 2013 – 6 weeks away.
If your heart leads you to do so, please consider an additional gift to any of the projects outlined here. The children and families affected thank you
If you’re online, go to our website http://caicw.org/donate-now/ and click on the “Donate Now” button to make sure your donation counts toward the double impact.
You can also send a donation by mail to:
PO Box 253
Hillsboro, ND 5804
Once again, thank you for your continued support, and know that the Capobianco’s and many families like theirs would not have the legal funds they need were it not for you.
The Roland J. Morris Sr. Home
In response to the needs, experiences and tragedies we have witnessed in our own families, the CAICW seeks to open a Christian, long-term care home (One year to 18 months) that will reach out to parents and grandparents in pain from addictions. The goal is to offer the love of Jesus Christ and assistance for families to grow to health. We will also offer tools and knowledge for them to gain employment and perfect their parenting skills. Our vision is to pattern the home after Teen Challenge, but also allow families to bring their children along so that everyone stays connected and learns together a new and better way to live in a family setting. We have been discussing and praying about this vision for a long time. We welcome your ideas and donations as we feel the time is coming to bring this dream to fruition.
Ebay Auction Benefits CAICW
An adoptive mother who has been affected by the ICWA has adopted CAICW on ebay. To date, sales from her boutique have garnered us about $400. Her auction is on ebay, but you can also visit her on Facebook at: http://stores.ebay.com/safford-hall
Elizabeth Sharon Morris