The Ebenezer School was founded in 1998 by a former public school teacher whose faith and commitment to children led her to start the school in a building that was formerly the family residence in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The school serves over 100 children, approximately 60 per cent of whom suffer some form of disability. Ebenezer provides both an education in a safe environment as well as social and family-type nurturing. Many of these children have only fragmented families supporting them, surviving amid areas of crime, drugs, and violence. Our mission is to provide education and life skills to these impoverished children of SanPedro Sula, Honduras, via the Ebenezer School.
There are several ways to contribute aid to the Ebenezer School. You may become a sponsor of one child for a year at the school for $500. (This sponsorship pays the teachers’ salaries, internet access, and some food for the children) You will receive a recent picture of the child and, through Steeplelights, you can follow the activities and life at the school. Sponsorships can be paid in full or, if you wish, by installments during the year. If you are unable to sponsor a child, any contribution will be much appreciated.
Contributions can be made out to:
Naples UCC - Ebenezer School Fund
Naples United Church of Christ
5200 Crayton Road
Naples, FL 34103
Every year a group of NUCC members and friends volunteer to visit the Ebenezer School. While the volunteers are on the school campus, they help care for needs, such as building maintenance and painting. They spend quality time interacting with the children and staff. If you are interested in volunteering to go to the Ebenezer School, please contact the Church Office ((239) 261-5469, and you will be put in touch with Judy Peterson, of the Ebenezer School committee.