BLUFFTON, INDIANA, March 3, 2015 – Forgotten Children Worldwide (FCW), a not-for-profit organization that assists orphans and vulnerable children around the world, hosted its annual Banquet and Auction on February 28th.
Hosted by 21 Alive’s Tommy Schoegler, more than 400 patrons and friends of FCW attended the event in Bluffton, Indiana that featured NFL Quarterback Chandler Harnish and a live auction. Harnish, an Indiana native, was happy to support an organization in his hometown.
“I love the vision of FCW to help children around the world, specifically those affected by human trafficking. FCW stands for what is right in the world and I am honored to have had the opportunity to help in a small way.” Harnish said.
The evening banquet raised more than $68,000 to support FCW’s work with vulnerable children around the world. It will be used to fund child trafficking prevention initiatives, build orphan homes, and meet the unique needs of orphaned children through its holistic care program.
“$68,000 goes a long way in helping us meet the needs of children around the world,” says Matt Hartsell, FCW founder and executive director. “Whether we’re able to send a shipment of clothing to children without clothes, provide funding to our global partners so they can build orphan homes, or assist in rescuing children as young as ten years old from sex trafficking rings, every donated dollar is used to fight for the oppressed and to respond to Jesus’ call of mercy.”