Jack, Sarah, Sam and Lucy Parks via Crowdrise
July 16, 2012
Please give whatever you can to support our family's Halloween Candy Party Fundraiser. This is such an amazing, moving cause and such a great event to teach all of our kids that attend Roosevelt Elementary!
Roosevelt has given our family so much - let's help the school and its kids give back! Here's how it works - for every piece of candy that your child or children bring home this Halloween, donate $1. If they collect 200 pieces of candy, donate $200. Everyone wins! That's a lot of candy and a lot of money for an amazing cause. More details...
Roosevelt is supporting Invisible Children this year! The mission of Invisible Children is bold: to prevent the large rebel force - led by Kony - from continuing their abduction of children and creation of child-soldiers. Over 30,000 children have been abducted in Uganda since 1986. Many of these kids have been trained and transformed into child-soldiers. The details of what happens are alarming and brutal. Each and every dollar will help to stop this inhumanity.
Invisible Children rebuilds schools devastated by war, benefiting over 8,400 Ugandan youth in the areas of water and sanitation, books and equipment, refurbishment of structures, teacher support, and technology and power.
On a larger scale, they're implementing micro-economic initiatives that are impacting 360 Ugandan’s in transition from internally displaced camps to their original homes as well as 13 formerly abducted child mothers who are now self-sufficient through our tailoring center that provides training in savings, investment, numeracy, literacy and health. To prioritize and understand the needs of the community, the Uganda staff is 95% Ugandan.
Please click on the Donate button and help me raise money for this amazing organization. Or, go a step further and click the Join the Team button below and help fundraise for Halloween this year!
Thank you for all of your amazing support. We love you, the school, and learning something new every day!
Jack, Sarah, Sam & Lucy