Monday, June 24, 2013

Hope4Kids- A Great Success!

The Hope4Kids event at CLU last Saturday was a great success for raising awareness of foster children in Ventura County.  The organizers hoped for 200 runners and over 400 participated.  Nearly 50 vendors were present, several food trucks were on hand, prizes were raffled off behind a backdrop of music, a silent auction, a huge air slide and bounce house for kids.  It was a great event well supported by the community.
It was also a successful day for Bukasa School.  We earned $300 from selling our crosses (see our Etsy site: which will be sent to Pastor George to help with school renovation.  But the best news is finding sponsors for two of the students of Bukasa school.  These sponsorships pay the students' $40 pr/mo tuition which includes all supplies, books, materials, uniform, and daily meal.  The benefit this provides to the children and their families can't be overstated.  The children are assured of uninterrupted school attendance and it relieves parents (in many cases, single moms) of the difficult task of providing for their family's welfare AND trying to pay school fees.  Knowing the average family daily income is $2 USD per day, it's easy to see the impact sponsorships make in the life of a family.  Sponsors Jill/Madison, and Tanya, thank you!

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