Perhaps you remember that I launched Operation: Chicken Coop last July to help orphanages build chicken farms for food, income and to teach responsibilities to the orphans. In case you missed it, you can read about it here and here, In my mind, I was going to wait until we had all the money to send it over, but realized that's silly. If I send the money as it comes in, the orphanages can begin building and then buy the chickens later. With that new mindset, I am sending $1,500 (I had mistakenly reported that we had $2,000 raised, but some of that money was for The Sophia Fund) over this week for the Each One Touch One Orphanage to get started, after Alice the founder wrote me recently with this report and question:
Hope that you and your family are well.We are well both at the core family level and at the EOTOO family level.
We ended the holidays on a high note and all the children reported back to the home in fine shape and mood. They have embarked on their last term in their various classes and we have to work extra hard for about 6 kids who are threatened with not being promoted to the next class.
The EOTOO team met on the 26th of this month and were glad to learn that the Chicken Coop fundraiser had kicked off on a positive note, they were however anxious for the start date of the project and requested me to write to let you know that they are upbeat with the high possibility that the project will take off. As we had indicated with Rose, we could start with the construction that is likely to take 2.5 to 3 weeks -- Alice.
I have promises for more money to come in the next few weeks, but now I am asking you, who read my Memos and daily Proverbs to help. What a great way to help orphans help themselves by giving to Operation Chicken Coop. While you are at it, I also ask that you give $5 to The Sophia Fund, which we use to help feed HIV/AIDS orphans and widows.
If you would like to partner with EOTOO to help pay their monthly rent, please contact me and let me know. You can give through my website or send a check to PurposeQuest at PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-8882. Don't put off helping another minute. Do something today to help those who cannot help themselves - yet. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.