Service Trip to Kitale, Kenya

I have been give the incredible opportunity to travel to Kitale, Kenya with the Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM)  this upcoming August. I am honored and excited to serve such a wonderful people and community there. Two of the leaders I work closely with in DePaul's University Ministry have done the program and gave me the push to apply myself. Shoutout to Emily and Gina!

Kitale is one of the many sites in the VLM program. The mission of VLM is to involve young adults in the ministry and service of St. Vincent de Paul by serving with Vincentians around the world.  Vincentians believe in creating lasting systemic change, living in solidarity with the people they serve, and promoting peace and dignity for all people. 

In Kitale, I will be placed in a summer camp for the children in the area. The camp offers the children of the local community, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, to take part in educational and fun activities. Many of the children in the area are affected by the lack of educational and nutritional resources so from a young age they have to work and help support their families. My group will allow these children to be kids! Interesting classes, arts and crafts, outdoor games, and good meals are all just some of the ways that we will be serving in Kitale. 

I want to invite you to be a part of my VLM story.  I have been called to go to Kitale before I jump into my career to share my time with these children. I would be extremely grateful and humbled by any donations or prayers you would be willing to send my way. Your donations will not only help me get there and back, but also bring supplies like notebooks and pencils, balls and other toys to play with, and breakfast and lunch for the kids each day.  Any money raised above my goal will be used for supplies and donated to this awesome program.

I know I couldn't have gotten this far without the amazing people around me. I am so blessed to have so many incredible people in my life. I thank you all in advance, and reach out if you have any questions!

You can read more about VLM here: 
http://vlmusa.org

Donations

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  • Stacey Caldwell  
    • 50 $ 
    • 34 mos
  • Michelle Peska 
    • 50 $ 
    • 34 mos
  • Amanda Clemons 
    • 50 $ 
    • 35 mos
  • Jill Synoga 
    • 50 $ 
    • 35 mos
  • Kelly Blizzard 
    • 50 $ 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer

Connor Hirsch 
Organizer
Chicago, IL
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