_What it's all about _
I am told that Kyrgyzstan is the 7th poorest country in the world. The Government does not have the resources to care for the needs of the kids, and must rely on the work of NGO's to bridge the gap . There are an estimated 6000 children in orphanages, and many more waiting .
In 2008, an adoptive mother from Kyrgyzstan , Cindy Lajoy, recognized the overwhelming number of children that we support, and wanted to do something .. so she put out a challenge .. If her friends could raise $1000 by Thanks Giving , she would let her kids through a pie in her face. That challenge has grown each year to where it is today .
This year our target is 2000 orphans,
To meet this goal, we are seeking out corporate donors for the vitamins (if you have any contacts, we would appreciate the help) but are ready to purchase some as well.. The $10 will also cover the transportation of the vitamins and the safe and secure storage and distribution over the next year .
So here is the breakdown
40 challengers at $500 each will provide for a total of 2000 orphans and children from very poor families.
You can donate using the Paypal button to the right, or if you are donating from Canada, use the Canada Helps button .. BE SURE TO INDICATE WHO you are sponsoring to receive a pie in the memo box that will appear while on the donation screen .. Every night, the totals next to the participants will also be updated. When they reach $500 they will be notified, and they will let someone throw a pie in their face and it will be posted for all to see.
The parties will begin in Kyrgyzstan from the week of Dec 25 ( Christmas day ), the Wrights girls Emma and Bekah , are in Kyrgyzstan and making plans now.
As the parties take place, we will post the events right here on actofkindness
Thank you all so much for being a part of this life changing event.
I am reminded by what a friend told me once .. "start by doing what you can do and before you know it you will be doing what others said could not be done."