In many of our outreach areas around the world our children struggle with the reality and effects of extreme poverty. At Metro, we believe that it is important to not only meet spiritual and emotional needs, but we must also address the physical needs that so many of our children face. Our children often times lack basic needs integral to their growth and development; things such as school supplies and uniforms, clean drinking water and filling meals or even warm clothing in the winter.
Our aim with each of our efforts is to help support the development, growth and nourishment of each of our children; we see it as a necessary and critical investment into their future.
Humanitarian Projects & Efforts
For our children in Romania, one of the most pressing needs is proper winter footwear. Our Warm Feet Project distributes warm socks and sturdy winter boots to thousands of children enduring extreme winter conditions.
At the schools where we hold our Metro World Child outreach programs in Kenya, children are fed, educated, and introduced to a relationship with God.
Warm Hearts & Hands
Winters in New York can get very cold, often times with temperatures dropping far below freezing for weeks at a time. With our Warm Heart and Hands Project we distribute much needed gloves, coats, hats, scarves and socks to boys and girls who are painfully underdressed for the harsh winter weather.
Back to School Bookbag
The start of a new school year can be one of the most fun and exciting times for a child, but only if they’re properly prepared for it. With our Back to School Bookbag Project we provide thousands of children with brand new bookbags filled with necessary school items. We want to equip our children with the tools they need to learn, stay in school, and reach their goals.
Hunger is a serious and debilitating reality in many of the areas where we work, with many of our children lacking the proper nourishment that they need on a daily basis. Our Feeding Programs aim to meet those needs by providing hungry boys and girls with a necessary and filling meal.
In Kenya, many schools lack enough clean water to support their students basic needs for drinking as well as for hygienic purposes. With our Clean Water Project, we have installed a number of water tanks in schools with plans to install more tanks as resources permit.
Mosquito nets are a first line of defense against serious sickness and disease in many parts of the world where we do Sunday School. Our Mosquito Net Project is a practical step sponsors can take to help ensure the physical well being of their sponsored child.
Good personal hygiene is a basic need that goes unmet by many of the children attending our Sunday School programs around the world. Our Hygiene Kit Project is a tangible way for sponsors to meet the basic needs of their sponsored child.