Elizabeth — Friend of the Month for August 2012


For the past several months, we have met and secured sponsorship for some wonderful “friends” through CFCA – the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. While they were spread around the world and living in different circumstances, our “friends” all had something in common: they were children! Today, we introduce you to a special new friend, Elizabeth — a mom just like us! How many of us are caring for beloved, aging parents and recognize the need to lovingly support those who have given their lives to raising us? In Elizabeth’s case, her family needs our help in keeping her secure and healthy. If you have the means to support Elizabeth — perhaps in honor of your own elderly parents and grandparents, this month, I invite you to honor them by caring for her. Make a difference today!

Elizabeth — Our CFCA Friend of the Month

Elizabeth — Friend of the Month for August 2012

Meet Elizabeth, who lives in the Philippines! Her prayer intentions are for good health and a long life. She enjoys singing and dancing and shares a home with her youngest son, as her husband has passed away. Her son and grandchildren are together helping to provide for her needs. She is very friendly and finds beauty in gardening, which is evident in the background of her photo.

To learn more about Elizabeth or to sponsor her (or another aging friend or child), please visit the CFCA website.

More about CFCA

For more than 30 years, Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA)has brought hope to families living in poverty in 22 countries. Founded in 1981 by lay Catholics acting on the Gospel call to serve the poor, it has grown into a movement of more than 250,000 sponsors who are supporting more than 300,000 children, youth and aging friends worldwide.

When a sponsor commits to sponsoring a child, youth or aging friend for $30 a month through CFCA’s Hope for a Family sponsorship program, it impacts the entire family. Sponsorship provides basic necessities like food, education, clothing and access to medical care, along with the encouragement needed for families to build a path out of poverty.

  • The Hope for a Family sponsorship program provides much more than charity to families in need. CFCA takes a personal approach that focuses on partnering with each family to fulfill their basic needs while empowering them to create a path out of poverty through education, skills training, livelihood programs and community-building activities.
  • Grounded in the Gospel call to serve the poor, CFCA is a lay Catholic organization working with and serving persons of all faith traditions.
  • CFCA is among the 200 largest nonprofits in the U.S. according to Forbes, and the only child sponsorship organization to receive an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. More than 94 percent of CFCA’s expenses go toward program support.

To learn more about Elizabeth or to sponsor her (or another aging friend or child), please visit the CFCA website.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


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