We’re finally there! I’ve been on an adventure I never wanted to embark on – the changeover of what I thought was a pretty good website to something that I am now able to work with. Now I am very happy to announce that EC is online and in business once again with an outstanding site – all thanks to Peter Dinardi and his expertise in creating an innovative web design that isn’t too difficult for me to navigate behind hte scenes. If you want to see more of his work, check out his website at http://vermontdesignandmarketing.com/.
And now it’s time for me to get to work blogging and posting. Stay tuned for more excitement!
In his bestselling book, “Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project”, Jack Mayer inspires people of all ages to understand that one person can make a difference in history, and that every small act of goodness repairs the world.
Mayer’s book corresponds directly with the work of Everyone’s Child, a humanitarian non-profit organization based in the Mad River Valley dedicated to improving the lives of children in Kenya, particularly those whose lives are surrounded by invisible walls of poverty, poor health and lack of education.
Mayer will be connecting this wonderful story of the heroic woman who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto in the 1940’s with the importance of rescuing children in need today.
Proceeds from the evening will go to Everyone’s Child to help fund the completion of two classrooms at the Lord Ranjuera Primary School in Kampi Ya Moto, Kenya.
To see the full information for this event please click here.
Our goal now is to continue fundraising efforts to complete two classrooms at the Lord Ranjuera Primary School in Kampi Ya Moto, Kenya – the extremely dry area where EC helped to install a rain harvesting system last year. These two classrooms require walls, floors, windows, doors and desks. In order to make this dream a reality for these students we need to raise an additional $8,000.00. Any contributions toward this effort will be gratefully accepted! Click here to make a secure online donation.
This past November and December we had a significant response to our annual appeal, raising over $15,000.00 in two months! Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed so generously. Your donations help us to start the new year off on strong footing, positively impacting the orphan feeding program that feeds over 200 Kenyan children in five different locations per day, and allowing 15 orphaned boys and girls to attend our secondary school this year.
Susan Enoch, a recipient of EC’s scholarship program, has been hired as our first Kenyan employee! As our Program Coordinator, Susan is responsible for meeting with teachers and students involved in the Orphan Feeding Program, purchasing and supplying the food for that program, maintaining records and finding new sources of funding in Kenya. She is also EC’s representative on the new Health Center Board for the building of a clinic in Lanet Umoja. It’s an exciting position for her and an exciting time for us as we continue moving forward in Kenya!
Everyone’s Child continues to support orphaned children who want to attend secondary school. Currently there are 15 orphaned students attending Bishop Edward Donovan Secondary School who need financial assistance. Would you consider sponsoring a student for just $35 a month? Click here if your answer is yes!