The Formula For Life (FFL) necklace project provides urgently needed funding to help in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission for HIV-negative babies whose mothers are HIV-positive in Mwandi, Zambia. Since 2009, it has been a mission of First Presbyterian Church of Aiken, SC (FPCA) to provide funds for formula for this ministry. The necklaces are surprisingly simple, attractive, and very affordable. Women also appreciate wearing this symbol of solidarity with mothers in a far away place struggling to provide hope and a future for their children. We invite you to purchase these necklaces for yourself and for gifts. You can be a part of this amazing mission which is making a difference in our world!
Photos of the necklaces are shown below. The necklaces are completed with knots and a sliding bead so that the necklace length can be adjusted.
Formula for Life will be at the following upcoming festivals:
Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
Ridge Peach Festival, Trenton
Oliver Hardy Festival, Harlem, GA
Please contact Jim Kelley if you would like to volunteer.
Two Easy Ways to Order: Online or by Phone
224 Barnwell Avenue NW, Aiken, SC 29801
Once we have received your check, your necklaces will be mailed to you and are normally received in a few days.
Ordering By Phone
If you prefer to order by phone, just give us a call. Simply have your list ready and call us at 803-648-2662. The church office is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Necklaces are arranged in alphabetical order. Necklaces in many school colors are available upon request.
If your church would like to raise money for missions, or any special project, we can help. You may purchase our necklaces in 'bulk' and sell them at a price you determine for your project and keep the proceeds!
For more information about this great opportunity, please contact Jim Kelley.
Mwandi Infant Formula Project
First Presbyterian Church, Aiken, SC, has been supporting the Mwandi Mission Hospital Project in Zambia since the early 1990s. Like most sub-Saharan countries in Africa, Mwandi suffers from a high incidence of HIV/AIDS. Many infants are born to HIV-positive mothers and are in need of infant formula to live.
Ida Waddell, a resident missionary in Mwandi, is head of the AIDS Relief Project in the area. She began the infant formula project even though the AIDS Relief Project would not pay for it. It costs about $2/day for each infant on formula. The formula program serves an average of about 40 infants in the program. Ida works hard to collect enough money from many global sources to buy formula for all of these infants.
Our newest colors
A variety of styles are available!
For these options, come by the church office or call 803-648-2662 for more information.
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The Plush Collection
The Butterfly Collection