Many thanks to all of you who supported our end of year giving campaigns! For all of you who generously gave in 2016, you supported three projects. I’m so excited to tell you about them today.
Feed the Children Center in Kenya
Our Courageous Kids asked Feed the Children Kenya– a residential facility for 100 + children, many of whom have special needs– what would help them thrive in the New Year.
The answer was a trampoline for their playground! Though trampolines are a Christmas gift many parents can easily provide their children in the US such equipment is quite expensive in Kenya. So for the center to have a trampoline: a pure treat!
As you can see the kids were thrilled to jump and jump till to their heart’s content knowing that this was theirs (not a rental that needed to be returned the next day). Kids of all abilities enjoyed playing with it, each in their own special way.
Casa del Nino Honduras
Casa del Nino is a residential center for boys between the ages of 6-17 living in La Cieba, Honduras. When Our Courageous Kids asked what would help them thrive in the New Year they asked for us to support their Christmas festivities. On Saturday, December 19th, the boys along with their caregivers celebrated Christmas in style.
Each child at the center received a Christmas present (something that would not happen without Our Courageous Kids’ support). The children laughed, danced and played with games and special rented activities on their campus.
You can tell by their smiles that they had a great time!
Hekima Place is a residential center for over 60 girls from infancy to late teens in Kiserian, Kenya. Most of the girls at Hekima Place have been orphaned by HIV/ AIDS. When Our Courageous Kids asked Hekima Place what they would like to thrive in the New Year they said support for their counseling program.
Many of the girls comes to Hekima after experiencing abuse or trauma. They need a safe place to share their experiences and work through their feelings of loss.
When I visited the center last April, I was impressed by the staff’s attention to the emotional wellbeing of the girls and enjoyed seeing the room where the counseling takes place. Your donation to Hekima ensures that this program has the funds it needs for the 2017 operating year.
As we move forward toward supporting more projects in 2017, we’d love to have your support as monthly giver. See below how you can make reoccurring donations through Pay Pal.
Helping Orphans Thrive,