Massachusetts Father and Son Climb Kilimanjaro to Help Children in Africa

    Sterling, MA – February 7, 2014 – Sterling, Mass., resident George Faucher and his son Aaron set out today to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. They’re using the trip to raise money to send much-needed supplies to children in Africa. 

     
    The father and son duo are partnering with Children of the Nations (COTN)—a nonprofit that cares for orphaned and impoverished children in Africa—to send a shipping container filled with food, blankets, clothing, soap, and other resources from Boston to COTN’s ministry site in Uganda. 
     
    “Doing what I love and using it as a means of helping and contributing, that’s what it’s all about,” Faucher says of the trip. With the help of family, friends, and coworkers, Faucher has already raised $3,250 to cover shipping costs—a number he hopes will continue to grow as he climbs to “The Roof of Africa.”
     
    Faucher and his wife, Suzanne, became interested in helping children in Uganda after their son spent a summer doing medical work in the country. The couple now sponsors a child through COTN, and hopes to visit Uganda later this year. Their goal is to arrive in Uganda at the same time as the supplies they are helping to ship. “I’m envisioning the day when the container arrives, and the joy it will bring the people,” Faucher says. 
     
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    Children of the Nations is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. The organization currently serves in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, providing holistic care to orphaned and destitute children. For more information, visit cotni.org.
     
    Media contact:
    Annie Hoftiezer, Communications Manager
    360-698-7227 / anniehoftiezer@cotni.org