Today’s featured project was highlighted in a 2014 edition of Sign & Digital Graphics magazine.
La Grange, Illinois-based Impact Signs was singled out by Tree of Life Children’s Village, part of Family Legacy Ministry, for the work the sign company has for the centers the ministry is building around the African country of Zambia. Impact Signs built custom plaques that commemorate the generous sponsors that have made building the centers possible.
“We are proud to support and be a part of the mission of Family Legacy,” Shabbir Moosabhoy, co-owner of Impact Signs, told SDG at the time. “The ministry is steadily making a positive, profound impact on Zambia’s next generation and is working to make that nation a more hopeful place. The bronze plaques we create for homes in the Tree of Life Children’s Village are a way for Family Legacy to say ‘thank you’ to all those who have selflessly donated their time and resources to the betterment of Zambia’s most vulnerable orphans.”
Supporters of the Tree of Life Children’s Village have the opportunity to name each house as it is finished. The bronze plaque mounted near the door bears the Tree of Life name and logo, the name of the house, the opening date, and a relevant and uplifting passage of scripture.
“We take our corporate responsibility seriously, and we enjoy the opportunity to work with nonprofits that are likewise working to improve the world that we all share,” Moosabhoy says. “The commemorative plaques at Tree of Life will remain as powerful reminders of the impact people can make when working together.”
Zambia has the highest proportion of orphans in the world, with war, poverty and disease leaving one in six children with no mother or father. The average life expectancy in Zambia is only 38, and 86 percent of the population subsists on less than $1 per day.