Hello there! This is the very first edition of the ACCF newsletter. So who or what is ACCF and why does it need a newsletter? Well, ACCF is the Anker Christensen Charitable Fund and is a registered 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization. The newsletter is to let you know what we’re up to.
The general purpose and mission of the Fund is to care for a very specific group of people. They live in the Nicaraguan city of Somoto. Until very recently, some of these people lived in the city garbage dump. Not too long ago, the city designated land for them and plans to convert the land into a livable housing area. Currently, this barrio is undeveloped and the residents live in tin and plastic shanties. Oh well, it beats the dump, right?!
ACCF has been part of various building projects and programs for these people for over seventeen years. In the future we will tell you about them through the coming newsletters For the moment, there is one very pressing and immediate need in our hearts and we could sure use your help with it; to make the Christmas holiday special for the children in a barrio of Somoto. This is a place where toys for children are unheard of, so we’re not even talking about that. These little ones would be delighted to receive anything – even a chicken for their family Christmas dinner would make the day special for them.
Nicaragua has a truly bizarre postal system which makes sending them anything almost impossible, (No street names or addresses anywhere) so ACCF sends funds via wire transfer and local the ACCF staff purchases what is needed. I know. It sounds weird to me too, but it’s true.
We would like you to decide if you are led, as we are, to help care for these people. If you are, you can send money (maybe for a chicken or two or ten!) to:
Anker Christensen Charitable Fund
48 South Evanston Way
Aurora, CO 80012
All funds received are tax deductible and 100% go to the mission field. Our U.S. staff is all unpaid volunteers and pays the office overhead out of its own pockets.
Take care, God bless and thanks for reading our very first ever newsletter,
P.S. Merry Christmas!