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Jen, Neil & Jamie's Holiday Fundraiser to Support Families We Will Visit in Kenya

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December 16, 2016

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BENEFITING: WE Charity

Jen Reynolds

THE STORY:

This December-January, just after Christmas, Neil, Jamie and I are going on a ME to WE adventure vacation and volunteer trip to Kenya. We will work on building a school in the village we are staying in, join the mamas for a water walk, meet community members, witness the first graduation of a high school for girls, and so much more. We are very excited!

Kenya is a beautiful country of sweeping savannahs, dense forests, snow-capped highlands, and palm-lined coasts. With its beauty and abundant wildlife comes booming tourism and, in some places, great wealth. But there is also great poverty.

Almost 30 percent of Kenyans live on less than $1.25 a day, which the World Bank classifies as extreme poverty. Twenty-six percent of Kenyan children between the ages of five and 14 are child laborers. A quarter of Kenyan girls under the age of 15 are married.

In the Narok South District, close to where we will be visiting, one in 10 children still die before reaching their fifth birthday, and one third of children under five are stunted due to chronic malnutrition.

This reality is heart breaking.

It has also inspired us to do some fundraising to contribute a small part towards the empowerment of these communities and as such, this holiday season, our goal is to raise $1,700CDN to contribute towards the cost of a Mobile Health Clinic that will service a Kenyan community in need; Health Workshops for New Mothers; and four goats for these communities too. Here’s more details:

Mobile Health Clinic: $1,000. Help a community gain access to a health clinic to serve their medical needs as well as health programming on how to prevent disease and illness.

Health Workshops for New Mothers: $500.00. A healthy start is a precious gift that every child deserves. Help women learn how to keep their babies well with a health workshop for new mothers.

The Goat that Gives Back: $50 x 4 goats. When a family has a dairy goat, it gains a source of nutritious milk and sustainable income. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

In the 16 years since WE (Free the Children) has been partnering with the Maasai and Kispigis communities in southwestern Kenya, together, they have built schools, libraries, water projects, latrines, kitchens and teacher accommodations. Community leaders supported these development and education projects, and implemented active women’s, men’s and youth groups.

This holiday season, Neil, Jamie and I would like to ask family and friends to consider donating towards these WE Villages community initiatives through our fundraising page. We are grateful for your support and can’t wait to share our adventures with you.

With love, Jen, Neil and James

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$2,095

MONEY RAISED
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  • Maggie Hermant

     

  • Taya Cosby

    $50

  • Shanne Matthews/Leo Groenewoud

    $100

  • Marek

     

  • Elaine, Dave & Michael King

    $50

  • Will & Owen

    $100

  • Roula Dongas

    $50

  • tom kourkouliotis

    $25

  • Kathleen Lewis

     

  • Lucinda Lehtinen

    $25

  • The Albuquerque's

    $100

  • Tonia Babstock

    $100

  • Davies Family

    $150

  • Christine Gullage

    $20

  • Jonathan and Bethany Thomson

    $50

  • Jen, Neil and James

    $100

  • Glen & Shirley Reynolds

    $200

  • Pi Boyd

    $50

  • Alex and Evan Schmidt

    $50

  • The Hebdons

    $50

  • Twist Sport & Wellness Centre Whitby

    $50

  • Andy, Jody, Cailey, Connor and Declan Hudson

    $50

  • The Clarke/Hartnett Family

    $50

  • Reynolds Clark Family

    $200

  • Sue, Brian, Alison and Sarah

     

  • The Nelsons

    $50

  • Angie & Gabe

    $50

  • Lauren Hope

    $100

  • Santa Claus

    $50

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123% Raised of $1,700 Goal

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The Team: $2,095 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Santa Claus

Santa Claus

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lauren Hope

Lauren Hope

DONATION: $100

Happy travels! 2 years ago

Angie & Gabe

Angie & Gabe

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Nelsons

The Nelsons

DONATION: $50

what a great experience to share together! Enjoy! 2 years ago

Sue, Brian, Alison and Sarah

Sue, Brian, Alison and Sarah

2 years ago

Reynolds Clark Family

Reynolds Clark Family

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

The Clarke/Hartnett Family

The Clarke/Hartnett Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Andy, Jody, Cailey, Connor and Declan Hudson

Andy, Jody, Cailey, Connor and Declan Hudson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Twist Sport & Wellness Centre Whitby

Twist Sport & Wellness Centre Whitby

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Hebdons

The Hebdons

DONATION: $50

Dylan and Sarah wish you all much learning and love in Kenya! 2 years ago