STAND OUT. FOR GOOD
Shining Stories of Hope & Home
October 11, 2019
This season, 10% of Monday’s net proceeds will be given to organizations focused on
fighting homelessness & feeding the hungry. Below are stories of how important a home can impact someone's life.
At Altar'd State, we want to be the light to those in need. Every year we partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a house in a nearby community. In 2018, we built a lovely 3 bedroom house for Naydeng and 3 year old daughter. Building a home is an extraordinary honor. This home holds a special place in our hearts.
“I am so thankful for what Altar'd State did for me; they opened doors so that me and my daughter could have a house and a swing set. May God bless everyone that helped me with my home. I could not have done it without them.” All the blessings- Naydeng Kuot and daughter, Adut
Around the world, many people are in need of a sense of home...we partner with Coprodeli, an organization focused on education and rehabilitating communities in Peru. Once a year, a group of Altar'd State associates travel to Peru to shine the light and help create this sense of home they are longing for through schools, community centers and building houses.
Mary Beth's first trip to Peru opened her eyes to a world that she was completely unaware of. So many things she took for granted are treasures there. A home, a classroom, immunizations...
Of all the memories- there is one that haunts her. As she walked on a garbage "cliff" of broken glass and trash, she picked up a three year old, precious, barefoot boy. They didn't speak the same language, but she knew he was telling her so many things he felt she needed to hear. As they walked through the village, he stayed glued to her hip and guided her on a tour of his home. Pointing in every direction, so proud of his village. It was the only life he had known. She was feeling pity and he was full of pride.
A young woman came to her and was crying and begging her for something. Finally, the translator told her she was the young boy's mother. She was begging her to take her son to America with her. She loved her son so much, that she was willing to let someone else raise him if it meant a better life for him and a better home. Mary Beth's life was forever changed by this one moment in a remote town in Peru.
Without you, we would not be able to impact the lives around us and shine hope to those in need!