Inverness County Cares (ICC), founded in 2012, is a charitable organization, based in Inverness County, NS. Our mission is to provide for the needs of children in desperate need. Our current project is to assist two schools in Zambia where children with albinism (albino) are provided with food, shelter and an education.
In 2015 Inverness County Cares recognized there was a need for a global partner to provide assistance with accounting, taxation receipts, auditing and onsite supervision of projects. A decision was made to work cooperatively with Chalice Canada, a Nova Scotia charity based in Bedford, NS. Chalice is a Catholic international aid organization focused on child, family, and community development. Children and elders are selected for their sponsorship program based on need and family circumstances, regardless of race, age, ability, gender, or religion.
Chalice has 57 sponsor sites, spanning across 15 developing countries. In October 2019 Chalice was chosen by McLean’s Magazine as the top Canadian International charity for 2019.
This year ICC is currently working toward a fundraising goal of $30,000, to provide the schools with:
- School programming resources: large print books, optical aids, audio-books, laptops, school supplies, etc.
- Medical needs: payment for medical examinations, medications, sunscreen, sun hats and sun glasses, long sleeve cotton clothes etc.
- General support for the needs of the schools.
During this Christmas season consider giving someone on your list, a gift which will bring joy to the lives of albino children and embody the true meaning of Christmas. Individuals who wish to donate can use the donate button on our website http://invernesscountycares.com
or send a cheque to Inverness County Cares, Box 99, Judique, NS, B0E1P0. Tax receipts provided.
For more information contact ICC members John Gillies 902 787 3441, John MacInnis 902 787 2475 or Colleen MacDonald MacLeod 902 787 2251
This YouTube video gives a very realistic view of the challenges faced by persons with albinism in sub-Saharan Africa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiriyOxuKg0
“Attacks on people with albinism are particularly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa due to superstitious myths surrounding their nature. Albinos in these regions are often shunned by their communities, and viewed as non-human spirits or ghosts. Some believe that minerals within albino body parts bring wealth and luck. Many albinos, including infants and children, are killed or dismembered for these parts.” -(insideover.com)