of Substance Donate to Fatima Cottage Orphanage Mission
December 9, 2008: A US-based charity organization, Sisters
of Substance (SOS) have made a generous donation to the Fatima
Cottage Orphanage Mission in Diggsville, a suburb of Monrovia.
donation was made on Monday, December 8th, by Mrs. Aretha
Collins, on behalf of SOS. Items donated included three large
barrels of school supplies, clothes and shoes.
is a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization founded in 2006
by professional Liberian women residing in the United States
with the aim of helping to improve the livelihood of war-affected
women and children in post-conflict Liberia.
25-member strong women's organization, Mrs. Collins said,
was very concerned about the plight of women and children
and had been looking for an opportunity to assist, especially
through an organization like the Fatima Cottage Orphanage,
that is well recognized and managed.
Fatima Cottage Orphanage is the oldest orphanage in Liberia,
having been founded 37 years ago by the 83-year old Rev. Mother
Victoria Young. Over the years, the Orphanage has provided
shelter, education and spiritual guidance for thousands of
Liberian children who range in age from 6 months to 21 years.
said this donation is the first of an annual giving and in
time of scholarships will be provided to deserving students.
response, Rev. Mother Young thanked SOS and for the donations
and said it was timely in this Christmas Season when orphaned
children were most in need. She wished God's blessings upon
the organization and it's members.