Inside Delta // Honduran Children Say “Gracias, Delta!”
By Guest Blogger: Molly Boyum, Regional Director, NPH USA
A few months ago, Delta pilot Jeff Peck of Minneapolis, Minnesota reached out to his company and asked that the soon-to-be-replaced blankets from first class be donated to a non-profit organization he has supported since 1991, NPH USA. Founded in 1965, NPH USA transforms the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children through the support of the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for Our Little Brothers and Sisters) network of homes in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The response to Mr. Peck’s request was quick and positive. He asked for 1,000 blankets to be donated, but Delta decided to surprise us with 4,000. This generous gift was enough for every child in our homes, which are located in nine countries, to have their own blanket! To top it off, Delta also donated socks, toothbrushes, tooth paste and eye masks for the kids. The children were thrilled! They are proud of their new blankets as seen by their carefully made beds. The eye masks were a new item for them and a few thought they were supposed to save them for a piñata party.
This video shows the children at our home in Honduras receiving their gifts from Delta. Situated 25 miles outside of Tegucigalpa, the nation’s capital, Rancho Santa Fe (or “The Ranch”) is home to more than 400 children.
NPH is currently raising over 3,300 boys and girls in nine countries. The children join our family for different reasons, but each now has a chance for a better future. Each child is accepted into the home with love and respect. Each child can now count on three meals day, healthcare services, and a roof over their head, clothing and an education. And now, thanks to Delta, they can each count on a blanket to keep them warm during chilly and rainy nights.
NPH USA is grateful to Delta for their donation and partnership. Delta is truly making a difference in the lives of thousands of children around the world.
If you would like to learn more about NPH USA, including how you can make a difference in a child’s life, please visit our website at www.nphusa.org.