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February 2014

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We Need Money To Feed The Kids
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Last year donations to ICC were unfortunately below what we typically receive.

What this means is that because of reduced funding the administrators at our projects must make difficult choices and adjustments that at times even effect their food budgets.

We would deeply appreciate your taking a few moments to read this letter from our executive director, Doug Congleton, so you may understand just how important are your continued donations to the children.

Please read Doug’s letter! >

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ICC Children Reunite In Guatemala
When you’ve been caring for children for as many years as ICC it goes without saying that the children will eventual become adults and leave the program.

Recently Anabela Alejos, our director in Guatemala, organized a reunion of several of our kids who had grown and moved on to their adult lives.

At this event were ten of ICC’s children who had been through our program at Los Pinos. One of ICC’s eldest children, Dina Gallardo Colocho, attended. She now has three children of her own, two of whom are in university and one who is in high school.

These people are a living testament to your support of ICC. Without you their lives would have undoubtedly been very different and it’s entirely possible some would never have lived long enough to see adulthood or start their own families.

Thanks for being the difference that changed their lives!

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Canadian Shipment Arrives In Congo
As we’ve been gearing up at the ICC World Headquarters to send a container of much needed items to the Patmos Children's Village in the DR Congo word reached us of the safe arrival of a container that had been sent by PROLASA, ICC’s partner in Canada.

This shipment was filled primarily with equipment and supplies for medical work and the nearby university whose computer lab will benefit from twenty laptops that were included.

We are pleased by the news of the safe transport of PROLASA’s container and are eager to send off our own shipment to the ICC children’s village in the DR Congo within the next couple of weeks.

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What’s In The Next Qué Pasa?
In the February 2014 Qué Pasa Joel Reyes tells the story of a family of children who are some of our most recent additions at Los Pinos in Guatemala. Following is an excerpt:

“All the children who come to ICC supported children’s villages have experienced devastating losses. Some of them have managed to survive alone in the streets, suffering abuse, starvation, and cold before coming to the children’s village. Many of them have never met their parents, or known a family until they came to us.…”

You can read Joel’s letter and much more in the February 2014 Qué Pasa!

How would you like to get a digital copy of the February 2014 Qué Pasa? One that you can read on your computer, tablet or smart phone? Click on the following link and you’ll be able read the Qué Pasa in PDF form. Enjoy!

Download the February 2014 Qué Pasa >

ICC Logo None of this work would be possible without those who have committed their efforts to saving and changing the lives of “His Kids.” The children of ICC want to thank you from the bottom of their hearts for making a difference in their lives.

Occasionally when we call for funds for a specific need we receive more in donations than we requested. In those instances when we have received more money than we solicited, those funds will be placed in “Alcyon’s Angel Fund.”

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ICC’s Online Store Has Gift Items!
ICC has added new items to our online gift catalog! You can now purchase quality hats and mugs branded with the ICC logo from our online store. What better way to support “His Kids” than to get a great gift for yourself or a loved one or friend?

Plus, and most important, the children of ICC will benefit from any and all of your purchases. Please make your order from our online catalog today!

Peruse our catalog and support our kids!

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Watch ICC Videos On Our Website
You may now view a number of ICC's videos on our website. So please take a few minutes and watch one, or several, of our videos!

Enjoy our videos on our website >

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ICC Engages In Social Media
ICC has both a Facebook page and a blog. We would really appreciate your ‘Liking’ our Facebook page and becoming a regular reader of our blog. You may also subscribe to our blog through an RSS feed. The following links will take you to the appropriate online destinations.

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