HEAL is a faith-based, 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to giving support and hope to the children of the world. Jennifer Musick Wright founded HEAL in 2007 after she discovered the plight of children in Africa as a result of the AIDS pandemic.
“The first time traveling in Africa, I visited Zimbabwe on a mission trip to volunteer at an orphanage. I was immediately inspired by the care of the orphans and by the couple who spent their lives nurturing them. I had no idea how my life would be changed by my experience and by the children at this orphanage. Since then, my spirit has been moved with the desire to do more for the children in Africa. Two years after my first trip, I traveled to Kenya. I had the opportunity to volunteer at a state run orphanage. I was shocked by the appalling conditions I witnessed. It broke my heart to see the children suffering. My experience with the children in the home transformed my passion into a dream. My dream was to build an orphanage in Kenya where children would be nurtured and given the opportunity to realize their hopes and dreams for the future.
In 2007, just eight months after my transformative experience in Kenya, I founded a non-profit organization called HEAL: Raising Our World Foundation, Inc. (formerly HEAL the Children Foundation, Inc) This organization is committed to the support and empowerment of destitute, delinquent, abandoned, neglected children and adolescents who live throughout the developing world. We believe that every child, no matter what race, ethnicity, or social class, has the right to proper Healthcare, Education, Ample Nutrition, and Love. To ensure that every child has the opportunities of HEAL, we seek to design, implement and support orphanages that will care for children through our philosophy. Every home built will be a positive environment where children can grow surrounded by hope and love. The children of the world matter and we want to show them that we care. Join HEAL; make a difference in a child’s life today.”
- Jennifer Musick Wright