In 1997 FFHL had only two (2) programs:
University Scholarships and Housing.
In 2012, we now have fifteen (15) programs!
Of all the 15 programs, the most important continues to be the “University
Scholarships.” This program was
established to provide the needed motivations and incentives to our young
Christians to remain in the Holy Land.
It has been highly successful because all those who have been given a
scholarship and graduated have stayed.
Upon graduation, 70% of our scholarship recipients became dentists, pharmacists,
physicians, attorneys, engineers, educators and business professionals. And now they are able to purchase or
rent housing. They have decided to
stay in their homeland. The other
30% consist of women who have married and are raising a family in the Holy Land.
The principle means of raising funds
comes in the following order:
Fundraising Dinners and Auctions
Cultivation of Benefactors
Yearly appeals, newsletters and pilgrimages to the Holy Land
University Scholarship Program
Child Sponsorship Program
Magnificat Scholarship Program
Vocational/Technical Scholarship Program (NEW)
Educational Grants (NEW) 2011
Franciscan Boys Home – Bethlehem
Franciscan Family Center – Bethlehem
Children without Borders – Jerusalem
Children Christmas Show – Bethlehem
Children “March for Peace” – Jerusalem and
Franciscan Social Service Office – Bethlehem
Franciscan Family Center – Nazareth (NEW) 2011
· Housing Renovations
Memorial Hall – Bethlehem
V. Maintenance of the Holy Sepulcher Convent (NEW) 2010