Lewes, DE, July 27, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Coinciding with Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, United for Better is honoring his contributions with a charitable gift made towards CHOSA, a South Africa focused non-profit whose mission is to improve the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa through the sponsorship of community led group homes and school programs.
CHOSA whose name is drawn from Children of South Africa, is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to identify and support community-based organizations (CBOs) who reach out and care for orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa.
CHOSA believes that every South African child is entitled to grow up in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. By empowering people to not only address child poverty but also to confront the forces that sustain a community’s impoverishment, CHOSA is committed to improving the lives of the children it serves said Jared Sacks CHOSA co-founder.
CHOSA currently sponsors a number of community programs in South Africa today through a variety of grants, stipends and other support.
“To go to Robbie Island and spend an hour is a somber but hopeful experience,” said Nick Peterson of United for Better, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit.
“He was an inspirational man and his legacy is something we wishe to honor through sponsoring CHOSA who is working today in South Africa with its local partners to directly improve the lives of some of the most impoverished and orphaned children in all the world.
“South Africa is paradoxically a county of beauty and abundance that is sadly also one of the most unequal in the whole world.
“With rampant unemployment amongst black youth and one of the highest HIV infection rates in the entire world we felt that it was important to direct resources at disrupting this cycle through aid that is targeted at individuals and to raise awareness of the plight of the most vulnerable in South Africa overall.
“Our initial hope is to sponsor children with $1,000 grants. We believe this we can absolutely change the complete arc of this individual’s life here in South Africa and help lift them up out of poverty. School plays a big role in this.
“Mandela showed us the possibility of the individual and the power of human potential, an aspiration for balance and compassion combined with learned thinking.
“I hope people from all over the world will be motivated to act to help us in supporting the important work of CHOSA and in remembering the spirit and legacy of Nelson Mandela.”
His light shone so brightly, even from that narrow Robben Island cell, that he could inspire a young college student on the other side of the world to reexamine his own priorities, could make me consider the small role I might play in bending the arc of the world towards justice.
Barak Obama, speaking July 18, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa in remembrance of Mandela.
About United for Better
United for Better Ltd. is a recognized 501(c)(3) not for-profit corporation founded to help advance the charitable intentions of its founders and of its donor community. United for Better works with community leaders including educators, small business owners, educators, farmers and concerned citizens. Bringing diverse perspective to the issues of the day and seeking to maximize impact and results, United for Better helps coordinate activities wherever there is the need. Past campaigns have included fire aid, community food aid and elder-abuse prevention, amongst others. United for Better was founded in 2018 after operating informally for over 10 years. More about United for Better can be found on the organizations Facebook page and its web-site.