If you have been following ZOE long enough, you know by now that there are things always happening at the ZOE USA office.From going to conferences to meeting with church pastors to big projects like opening up ZOE Children’s Homes Los Angeles, the USA staff is always on their toes keeping busy with the various projects.Currently the USA office is going through a big transition.The office in which we called home for the past 14 years is no longer our home.We are moving!Though we have not found a permanent office location yet, we are super excited and very much looking forward to a new office space that we will be able to grow with.Great things are to come for the USA office!
Last year was busy at ZOE! Throughout 2015, we were able to share with thousands of people about the work we are doing to fight child trafficking worldwide. In the fall, we hosted two major events, the ZOE Fundraising Gala and the 4th Annual Rescue Walk. We believe whatever you do in love as you give in this fight to end child trafficking will contribute to rescuing children from human trafficking, educating someone at risk of being trafficked or helping a human trafficking survivor heal and grow.
For roughly the past two years, ZOE has been in the process of planning and building its newest addition. This new space will be used as a teen boys’ dormitory, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. With the launch of the ZOE Education Program, an education wing is needed in the main building, so the rooms vacated by the boys when they move into the new building will be put to immediate use.
At the beginning of this project, ZOE was approached by the Goldstone, Regenstreif, and Regency Lighting families who committed to funding the entire project! Now after all the planning, designing, and construction, the new home was recently dedicated. Many of the donor family members were able to make it out to Chiang Mai, Thailand where they received a grand “thank you,” ZOE style.
Only the finishing touches are needed to complete the building, and it’s easy to see that the boys are eager to move into their own space. Within the next few months, we will be able to hear the shouts of a ping-pong tournament and see them on the balcony doing their homework.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: thank you to the Goldstone, Regenstreif, and Regency families. We are eternally thankful for your generosity in making this much needed dream a reality.