Hello dear friends -
The campaign to raise funds to support tuition scholarships, medical costs, and other needs at the Red Rose Children's Center and school has began.
In 2005-2006, we raised USD 600 for the school ($500 from the Community Service Club bake sale at the Potomac School's spring concert, and $100 from an anonymous donor.) We also shipped a box of Children's Britannica Encyclopedia from the Potomac School spring book fair. These generous donations made a critical and highly appreciated difference.
For 2006-2007, our basic goal is to raise at least $6,000, which will help not only for the immediate budget needs, but help with the planning and stability needed to get the following academic year off on a strong start. We have a challenge to raise $2,500 before January 1st 2007, and another $3,500 by July 1st. The $2,500 will cover sponsorships of tuition, food, basic medicine, and some supplies for the 23 full or partial orphans at the school. The $3,500 will be used to complete the interior walls of three classrooms and repair/construction of desks by a group of volunteers from the Potomac School in summer 2007.
Look out for the campaign report and updates regularly as donations come in from around the country and elsewhere to support us.
To contribute to Red Rose, you may write a check to "Children of Kibera Foundation" and send it by mail to :
Children of Kibera Foundation
c/o Merrell R. Cherouny - Executive Director
4701 Alton Place, NW
Washington, DC 20016
The Children of Kibera Foundation is a registered non-profit charity corporation in Washington DC that has taken on Red Rose School as its main project.
A famous Swahili proverb says "kutoa ni moyo wala si utajiri," translated as "generosity is a matter of the heart, not wealth." Any help we can get will be highly appreciated.
ASANTE SANA. Thank you very much.