Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm excited to announce that Angel Covers has joined the Facebook Giving Challenge. The Giving Challenge runs from Oct. 7 to Nov. 6 and tracks individual donations of $10 or more to Facebook causes and give a $500 and $1,000 bonus each day to the cause who has the most individual donors. At the end of the Challenge, the cause with the most individual donations (regardless of the dollar amount raised) will be given a $50,000 bonus, with additional bonuses for the 2nd - 7th place causes.

Angel Covers is building a home in Nairobi, Kenya for deaf and orphaned children. This home, Angel Cottage, will be completed and ready for the children to move in on Nov. 1. The current Angel Cottage is grossly overcrowded, has no electricity, one bathroom, and serious flooding problems. The new Angel Cottage will provide the children with enough room to run and play, as well as electricity and running water. But in order to make this new house a home, we need your help.

Currently the 35 children living at Angel Cottage are sleeping 2-3 to a bed, have to climb over beds and children just to get to their bed, are living in a building made of tin, and have no tables for meals. We would like to make the new Angel Cottage not only more spacious, but the home our children have. We want each and every child to have his/her own bed. We want them to have tables where they can eat and do homework, showers rather than sponge baths out of rubber tubs, lots of flushing toilets rather than 1, and a fenced in play area. We would like these children to have bookshelves and books to fill them, wardrobes for their clothes, and the materials necessary to learn a trade such as sewing.

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 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,

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