Christian Foundation for Children and Aging Prepares for Trip to Chile

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (July 2013) – The Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) is preparing to make an awareness trip to Chile, which will take place September 27-October 6, 2013. The CFCA encourages all of its members and supporters to participate, including longtime advocate Greta Siddiqui. Combining her Christian values with her background as an educator, Greta Siddiqui has served as a religious education teacher and actively supports other charitable organizations, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The purpose of the awareness trip is to provide sponsors of the CFCA mission in Chile the opportunity to meet the children or the elderly they have sponsored and perhaps their families; to learn about the unique experiences and perspectives of their sponsored friends; to travel to the subprojects to meet other CFCA families; and to visit the towns of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar.

Founded in 1981 by a group of Catholics dedicated to helping the poor, the CFCA works in 21 countries worldwide to provide support and resources for families who live in poverty. The CFCA’s more than 250,000 members sponsor and support over 300,000 children and elderly people around the globe.


Glens Falls, New York – A Most Typical Small City

Educator Greta Siddiqui has worked as a permanent substitute teacher and remedial math teacher as well as field hockey coach in the Corinth Central School District in Corinth, New York. Also in the field of education, Greta Siddiqui’s parents immigrated to the United States from Slovakia in the 1920s and decided to raise their family in Glens Falls, New York, where many people at the time worked as teachers or in the local paper company.

Glens Falls is located on the Hudson River and is known as the gateway to the Adirondack Mountains. Glens Falls is made up of tree-lined streets and neat neighborhoods and was named twice as America’s most typical small city.

Lumber, limestone, black marble, and water power formed the base for industry in Glens Falls. The abundant lumber of the Adirondack region led to the creation of many paper mills along the banks of the Hudson River. The first paper mill, called the Glens Falls Paper Company, was built in 1864 and is known today as the International Paper Corporation.