As both graduates of Vanderbilt University with advanced degrees from Columbia University and the University of Southern California, respectively, Dana and David decided that the time was right for giving back. In gratitude of their opportunities, they established the A.C.R.E. Foundation to offer resources, education, and better opportunities to those children who are not adopted, and instead left to grow up in an orphanage. Currnently, there are more than 1 Million abandoned children in Columbia. A staggering 99.9% of those children are never adopted. Most abandoned children who are not adopted or who are not taken care of by agencies like F.A.N.A, are left to fend for themselves on the streets. They often resort to stealing, drug trafficking and prostitution in order to survive. A.C.R.E. hopes to help F.A.N.A and organizations like it, to supply shelter, healthcare, education and emotional support to these children. Right now F.A.N.A, can only help a small fraction of abandoned children. Other agencies offer even less in terms of capacity and quality of care. A.C.R.E hopes to see that one day all children of Columbia can be cared for, in an efficient, repsectful and loving way. The A.C.R.E goals are realizable but the support of dedicated, thoughtful, and capable people is needed. Just a little help can make a difference, and just a little help by a lot of people can make the world of difference, if even for one child. Find out how to contribute and/or find our how to volunteer your services! Click here to help out.