The Morgan Jayne Childrens Foundation, formerly the Morgan Jayne Project, has filled its Christmas wish list for the children under its care.
"We made the list now, and Amazon's happily packing the stuff and getting it off to Florida, and then it'll be on the boat off to the island," outlined Fred Makowecki, whose late daughter, Morgan Jayne, is the namesake of the charity. "I'm sure we'll have one more short appeal for Customs (charges) because it's a third world country."
The organization and its supporters have purchased gifts for dozens of Roatan children who otherwise would go without this Christmas. They will be handed out at a party in December. In the meantime, they continue to provide formula for babies whose mothers have AIDS to keep the children from catching the disease.
"I think we're looking at over 1,000 kids now that were born HIV positive that are negative now through our formula program," stated Makowecki. "I think we're in the fifth year or sixth year of zero mother to child transmission of HIV; when we started the project it was in the double digits."
"The last time we came in from the airport and I could see in the distance a banner hanging across the highway to the main capital city," he recalled. "When I got close, it read 'Thank-you to the Morgan Jayne Project' and that was strung across both roads coming out of the airport."