Work has begun to creat The Eric LaRosa Memorial Foundation.
The Eric LaRosa Memorial Foundation
November 29, 2018
Transforming Lives Through Love is the mission of the Eric LaRosa Memorial Foundation. We wish to honor Eric’s memory by helping provide the things which all children need; a safe place to live, nutritious food, clean water, basic medical care, access to an education, and people who care for them and show them love.
Eric’s life was difficult. He lived for 24 years in an earthly body which could not perform even the simplest functions, which most of us take for granted. Though he never walked or spoke a word, his life spoke volumes about love, and how it is manifested through caring for those in need.
“If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” James 2:15-17
The purpose of this ministry is to help share our resources with children who do not have even the very basics of life. Since many of the needs are immediate and life threatening, we want to be able to give emergency provision and then work toward self sufficiency, through child sponsorship programs, and practical training in education, agriculture and commerce.
We have raised money for 63 pair of shoes. We need 105, so please help us reach our goal. It's only $12 a pair. Thank you for your compassion for these precious children.
The building is complete! The desks have been funded and will be delivered on Saturday, September 15th. School starts on Monday, September 17th and I can't wait to see those excited students in their brand new school! We still have a need for a few more scholastic materials for the new term, so if you want to help make a lasting change in a child's life through education, please help us reach 100% success in this project.
As the interior work is nearing completion, I want to thank all the wonderful people who have made this project a HUGE SUCCESS! We are now raising funds for 35 desks,to be built at a cost of $34 each, and several other school supplies needed for school to resume on Septembet 17th.
We are nearly finished with the floors! Look at what God has accomplished! The children will soon be able to use the new building!
July 26 UPDATE: We raised the roof, now we need to POUR THE FLOOR. Phase 3 has begun for the interior work! God has been faithfully providing for this project. Thank You. LORD! And thank you to all the generous people who have contributed for these precious children!
UPDATE - May 19: RAISE THE ROOF! We are gearing up for the next phase of construction, which is the ROOF! The cost to get the roof done is $2400. We have $200 towards this phase, so if we raise another $1000, we will have matching funds of $1200 and be able to achieve the goal.