Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Challenge 2500: 850 Raised, 1650 to Go! (*see update below*)

Dear Friends of Red Rose:

Our challenge this year is to raise a minimum of $2500 for the Red Rose School before January 1st 2007. Imagine how great it would be to start the new school year in January with the full tuition, meals, and basic health care fees for the 23 orphans at the school paid upfront.

We can do it! Thus far, we have raised $850, so we are more than 30% there. Please forward this message to one or two of your compassionate friends you believe would like to support us. Any donations go directly to the programs at the school, providing an immediate and direct positive impact in the lives of these children.

Contributors will be listed on the website (by name or anonymously if they choose) as Friends of Red Rose. Your compassion and love can make a difference in the fight for hope against poverty and disease for the children in the slums of Kibera, Nairobi.

Donations by check can be written out to "Children of Kibera Foundation" . The mailing address is:

Children of Kibera Foundation
4701 Alton Place NW
Washington DC 20016
Have a safe and blessed holiday season!

Ken Okoth,
Ambassador for Red Rose School
UPDATE: Monday December 4th: Just a week after we sent out this challenge of raising $2500 before the January 1st, we have succeeded in raising $755 more, bringing us to a total of $1,605. We are more than 60% towards achieving our goal. We only need to raise $896 more to surpass our goal for the year by $1. We can do this! Thanks for your faith and support!
UPDATE # 2: Friday December 15th: We have received contributions and pledges totalling $1,910 and bringing us ever closer to reaching our goal of $2,500. Thanks to our supporters whose gifts will help secure the work being done at Red Rose all of next year and shine a candle in the lives of these children. Asante sana.
UPDATE #3:Wednesday January 24, 2007: We were successful in raising the $2,500 we needed before December 31st. Click here to read the report on the fundraising so far.

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