06 December 2008

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who donated needed items to my Kpando Children's Fund. I was able to collect the needed items for all 13 children: flip-flops, rain coats, and back packs.


I even received some extra items which are also much needed by the kids:
75 tooth brushes, 80 individual-sized toothpastes, underwear for all, shampoo to last a few years, children's multi-vitamins, school supplies, bar soap and more. Mac and I went through our old t-shirts and we were able to send one to each of the children.

Thank you to my dad for donating $250 towards over half of the shipping costs.

Thank you to Mac's parents for donating underwear and undershirts.

Thank you to my sister-in-law for donating the tooth paste, tooth brushes, soap, shampoo, underwear and vitamins.

Thank you to the sisters in my ward for donating back packs, coats and flip flops.

Without everyone's help, this would not have been possible!

I am so happy that these children will be receiving these much needed supplies, and I KNOW that they are also thrilled.







This is an exerpt from an email I received this week from Mama Esime's son, who runs the orphanage:

Hello Kelly,
I am fine and hope you are too. I thank God that finally your dream to help the kids at the orphanage is coming into reality. There is no cause to fear all the items will arrive safe. We had in the past all the items sent to us coming to the orphanage safe. I am so grateful to the sisters in your church all that assisted you to organize this package especially your dada who is also helping you to have the items posted. On behalf of the kids and mum, more grease to your elbow for the good work done. Hope to hear from soon

love.
venus


Thank you!

7 comments:

donelle said...

WOW! Way to go, Kelly! You are such a great example of service. I know you really miss those kids, but I'm sure it feels so wonderful knowing that you are going to put huge smiles on their faces when they see what you have sent them. You're amazing.

Gini said...

I'm so excited that you were able to meet your goal and get all of the items on your list. It was a lot of fun for us to get involved in it and my kids were so so thrilled to help out. They kept picking out things saying, "I think that the kids in Africa will like this also." Thank you for getting us involved. You are an amazing person.

The Fletchies said...

you = amazing.

Dawn Davis said...

Kelly, you are amazing...what an awesome opportunity to serve Heavenly Father's children. Good Luck with everything, I hope I can find that kind of passion while serving others.

THE BROWN FAMILY said...

Kelly!!! I am so glad you found us! Your life looks amazing and those children are so beautiful. I miss everyone in AZ but we love it here in North Carolina so much. Thats so wonderful Holly is married and I miss her too. We need to catch up. If you dont mind can I add you to my friends list? Love ya.

THE BROWN FAMILY said...

Kelly! I am so glad you found us! We miss everyone in AZ but love it here in North Carolina. Your life looks amazing and those are some beautiful children. God love you. Thats so great that Holly is married. I miss her too. We need to catch up and let me know how things are going. Do you mind if I add you to my blog? Love ya.

THE BROWN FAMILY said...

Kelly!!! I am so glad you found us! Your life looks amazing and those children are so beautiful. I miss everyone in AZ but we love it here in North Carolina so much. Thats so wonderful Holly is married and I miss her too. We need to catch up. If you dont mind can I add you to my friends list? Love ya.

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