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Shoe Drive 2017

If you live in the Mansfield, Ohio area please donate your gently used or new shoes during our shoe drive. We are collecting shoes, sandals, boots, athletic shoes….any footwear. We cannot accept one shoe, it must be a pair which is not worn out.

The shoes will be sold to small business entrepreneurs in third world countries. The money from the sale of the shoes will then be used to purchase food, school supplies, and blankets for orphans in Malawi.

Why purchase food?
-The physical growth of at least 50% of the children in Malawi under the age of 5 has been stunted because of chronic malnutrition. It is estimated that 55% to 74% of its population live in extreme poverty. Many families will take in several orphans so the strain on their household is great in this extremely poor country. Therefore, it is very helpful for the caregivers to have the orphans fed at the orphan project.

Why provide school supplies?
-School supplies are not provided by the school so the student must bring their own. In this extremely poor country, most students cannot afford any school supplies.

Why provide blankets?
-Blankets in rural Malawi are a luxury. Malawi is one of the world’s most underprivileged countries. About 85% of the population of Malawi lives in rural areas and depends on subsistence farming. These families focus on basic necessities for their survival. A blanket is not a basic necessity. When these families take in orphans and other vulnerable children they share what little they have with even more people. In the colder months of May – August it is not uncommon for families to have fires inside their huts to keep warm. These inside fires are unhealthy and it is not uncommon for children to burn themselves because they slept close to the fire or for the hut to catch on fire. During the colder months school attendance drops by 25% due to preventable illnesses from the cold.

Bring your shoes to any of the collection locations during their regular business hours before October 22, unless otherwise indicated.

Bellville Post Office, 105 Bell St, Bellville (through Oct 31)
Butler Post Office, 14 W Elm St, Butler (through Oct 31)
Crowes Shoes, 56 N. Main Street, Mansfield
Elmcroft of Ontario, 2010 Walker Lake Road, Mansfield
First English Lutheran Church, 53 Park Ave. West, Mansfield
Lexington Church of the Cross, 236 Otterbein Drive, Lexington
Lexington Child Development Center, 236 Otterbein Drive, Lexington
Richland Newhope Industries, 150 E 4th St, Mansfield                                                                                             St. Paul Lutheran Church, 48 Church St, Bellville
Stoodt’s Market, 184 Main St, Bellville (through Oct 31)
Wedgewood Estates, 600 S. Trimble Road, Mansfield
Winchester Terrace, 70 Winchester Rd, Mansfield

Blankets for Life

We are raising money to purchase blankets for orphans and other vulnerable children in Malawi. You can help us get $10,000 by voting for our cause at KIND Foundation. Ten thousand dollars will purchase over 700 blankets. PLEASE vote for our cause at https://www.kindsnacks.com/foundation/causes/cause/blankets-for-life/ This is such an easy way to help kids be safer and healthier. PLEASE VOTE!!!!!

To vote you commit to do a kind act. Then you can increase the number of your votes by sharing via email, twitter, and facebook for a total of three additional votes. We need all the votes that we can get by the last day of July.

Blankets in rural Malawi are a luxury. Malawi is one of the world’s most underprivileged countries. About 85% of the population of Malawi lives in rural areas and depends on subsistence farming. These families focus on basic necessities for their survival. A blanket is not considered a basic necessity. When these families take in orphans and other vulnerable children they share what little they have with even more people. In the colder months of May – August it is not uncommon for families to have fires inside their huts to keep warm. These inside fires are unhealthy and it is not uncommon for children to burn themselves because they slept close to the fire or for the hut to catch on fire. During the colder months school attendance drops by 25% due to preventable illnesses from the cold.

Please help more children attend school. When they have a blanket the children will be more rested, healthier, and better able to learn. As they grow into their future years, the children will be in a better position to make a positive impact in their communities. In their culture they will ‘pay it forward’ and provide for others in their community.

 

PLEASE vote for our cause at https://www.kindsnacks.com/foundation/causes/cause/blankets-for-life/ This is such an easy way to help kids be safer and healthier. PLEASE VOTE!!!!!

Please note that KIND Foundation has been having difficulty with their method of voting through Facebook. If you cannot vote through Facebook please vote through an email address.

Hoops that H.E.L.P.


Hoops that H.E.L.P.

Hoops that H.E.L.P. is a Free Throw Shooting Fundraiser Challenge that will be on Sunday, August 20th, at the Ranger Gyms (Time TBA) in Crosby, MN.

HELP—to improve shooting ability and development as a basketball player
HELP—to develop skills to potentially win close basketball games in the future
HELP—to provide life-changing high school education for those in desperate need in world today
HELP— to become a better basketball player, teammate, and citizen in our community and world

Here’s how you can HELP:
• Sponsor a player/shooter
• Bring Food Shelf item(s) the day of the event

Money raised will support C-I Basketball and the children of the Malawi Orphan Care Project (MOCP). With many household incomes at about a dollar a day, families simply cannot afford to send their children to school after 8th grade at the cost of $150 a year. (The government pays through 8th grade).

Will you HELP?
H– Helping
E—Everyone
L—Live
P—Productive Lives

Thanks in advance for your HELP!!!

4th Annual Liwiro la Malawi

The fourth annual Liwiro la Malawi is on Saturday, April 1 in downtown Mansfield, Ohio.

Join us for a family friendly 5K Run/Walk in downtown Mansfield, Ohio. Awards are presented to the top 2 male and female runners and to the top two male and female participants in each age category. The age categories are 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.

All of the awards come from Malawi! The necklaces and lanyards for the age award medals are made by widows and caretakers at the orphan project who started a business to make bracelets and expanded to include necklaces and lanyards. The medals are made by an artisan who lives near the orphan project.

 

 

 

 

The money raised from this 5K Run/Walk will help to improve the lives of orphans at the Kanyenyeva Orphan Care Ministry in Malawi, Africa.

Malawi is an extremely poor country of 15 million people. There are at least 1 million orphans in Malawi due primarily to HIV/AIDS and malaria. The physical growth of at least 50% of the children under the age of 5 has been stunted because of chronic malnutrition. It is estimated that 55% to 74% of its population live in extreme poverty. This is why Liwiro la Malawi (We run for Malawi).

 

For more information about this 5k go to http://ohioraceday.com/races/malawi-5k/

If you don’t live in Ohio and would like to support this 5k, you can donate through http://ohioraceday.com/races/malawi-5k/