Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
We are grateful that the latrines were left untouched and the water tank is safe. As the bulldozers were moving through the school, staff and neighbors were able to safe about 10 of the classroom blackboards and some books. However, all of the classrooms have been flattened as well as the office and kitchen.
Right now the question is where to rebuild the school. Community members are coming together and working with human rights lawyers trying to ensure that this doesn't happen again. Sadly the government is admitting that bulldozing the area was a mistake but are unwilling to help rebuild.
Right now there is a blackout through Nairobi because of intense rains, so I have been unable to get pictures of the destruction. What we know is that are going to need to raise a lot of money in order to rebuild Humble Hearts and allow the children to return to school.
During the holiday season, if there is any way you can help these children regain some of the hope they have lost please go to http://www.angelcovers.org/donation.html and make a donation.
Everyone at Angel Covers is so very sad that this has happened to children who already have so little. Your support through the year has been incredible. Please help us show these children that they will still be able to reach their dreams through an education.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
In these last 6 days of the challenge, let's not stop working toward out goal. The children of Angel Cottage are working every day to prove to themselves and the world they are capable of great things. Please join me in working with these children to show the world what amazing potential they have.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
A concrete "fence" for the enclosed play area...$4,840
10 New bunk beds, mattresses, sheets, blankets, and pillows....$3,000
One new stove....$1,600
Sewing machines and supplies...$250
Without everyone's help, the children of Angel Cottage would still not have a bed to themselves, they would not have a safe place to play, they would not be able to learn a trade like sewing, and the house mom's would have to cook on a tiny stove.
Everyone who donated and/or passed the information on to others helped us win $500 today. More than that, all of you helped the children of Angel Cottage win a life they could only dream of. You should all be so proud!!
Grateful beyond words,
Friday, October 16, 2009
Veronica needs your help. She is 9 years old and lost her hearing after being severely burned when she was 2. Her parents found Humble Hearts in 2005 and were thrilled. They never thought she would be able to attend school. Now she lives at Angel Cottage and is a wonderful student.
Please donate $10 by Saturday at 1:00 MST and help us win the daily award of $1,000. We are so close to first place! Your donation and this bonus will be matched by 50%, so it will help even more. We have raised more than $5,100 for these kids who never would have had a chance to learn and thrive without your help. Your donation will help Veronica and so many like her have the childhood we all want for our own children.
Just go to http://www.causes.com/donations/select_donation_method?cause_id=16135 to donate $10 and pass this link on to as many people as possible. Call your friends, families and neighbors. I promise you I have. We are only 8 donations out of first place. I know that by working together we can make this happen for Veronica and her friends!!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
A friend sent me this quote today and I just love it. I've been told many times by many different people that they don't donate to Angel Covers because they feel like they wouldn't be able to give enough to make a difference. I certainly understand the concern, but I think the America's Giving Challenge is a perfect example of how every single dollar, every single donation, make a HUGE different.
In the past week, Angel Covers has been asking you to spread the world about this challenge and together we have raised more than $3,500. Most of this has been raised through $10 donations! $10...the cost of a pizza, going out to lunch with a friend, or some Halloween candy. This $3,500 is being matched by 50% and will then become $5,250. Through $10 donations, a new fence can be built so deaf children like Samson, Jane, Michael, Stephen, and so many others can have a safe outside area to play in. New beds will also be purchases so these children no longer have to sleep cramped with other children in their bed.
For the cost of a couple of cups of coffee, we are changing the lives of deaf children; letting them know that they deserve the same opportunities and living conditions our children have.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Please help us give these beautiful children all of the things our children already have; a safe, healthy, comfortable place to learn and grow. All of the proceeds from the Giving Challenge will provide the deaf children of Angel Cottage with these items. A very generous donor will also provide a 50% match to each and every donation that comes in for this need up to $5,000. Please help us achieve our goal of raising $10,000 or more for these kids!
Throughout the next month, lots of pictures and stories about these amazing children will be posted. You will have the privilege to get to know them like I do. These are children who have the potential to do great things. They can truly change the world. Please, help us change their world! Make a donation through this link http://www.causes.com/causes/16135 of just $10 and ask your friends and family to do the same. If you don't already have a Facebook account you'll need to set one up, but isn't it worth it for these children? Every single person can make a difference. Please help us today!
Thankful everyday for all we have,