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Mackenzie Kind Anderson Memorial Mission

$42,209 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 398 people in 18 days
Created December 29, 2018
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Our daughter Mackenzie is gone too soon. However, even in her short life she touched and impacted others.  Although she faced personal struggles, she also had a perspective fashioned by numerous trips overseas on short-term mission trips. From Curacao to the Dominican Republic to Ethiopia, Mackenzie's experiences overseas helped fashion her worldview. She was on the runway of life getting ready to take off for a life in service to others, especially those less fortunate.

Just as missions can have an impact in the communities they serve, they also transform the participants; their perspective of the world, how they view others, and their relationship with God.

To honor Mackenzie Kind Anderson, we will be establishing the Mackenzie Kind Anderson Memorial Mission Fund that will help to subsidize the cost for local teenagers to experience overseas missions. We will raise funds here throughout the month of January before transitioning to our own website. We will award our first scholarship for the summer of 2019. Your donations will determine the size of these scholarships and for how many years they can be offered.

Students will be able to apply for missions scholarships through a simple website. The applications will be reviewed by Mackenzie's family, and money will be distributed to fund their efforts. The teenagers who receive the scholarships will simply be asked to write a brief essay after the trip (with pictures) to share how their life has been changed. Mackenzie's website will be updated to share these stories with you so that we can all be connected to this work.

In this way, Mackenzie's legacy can live on in countless lives changed overseas, but also in the transformation that will happen in the lives of the local teenagers that go on the mission trips. With this vehicle, her entire family and all that choose to join us in this endeavor can feel a connection to thousands of changed lives. This will be incredibly meaningful to all those that knew Mackenzie as a way to multiply how she lived, and her sweet, caring spirit.

We are all so grateful for your consideration of participating in something that we know will honor Mackenzie's legacy forever.
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Update 2
Posted by Tai Anderson
1 hour ago
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Friends, neighbors, and supporters. Thank you so much for honoring Mackenzie by donating to her Memorial Mission fund. We go this morning to sign the legal documents that will establish Mackenzie's Charitable Trust. We will then be able to receive future donations tax-free to Keep Mackenzie's legacy alive.

We are so grateful to each of you that have donated. We pledge to keep you updated on progress, especially as we start supporting teenagers on mission trips this summer. Your support will have a worldwide impact! You can check out the website now: https://stickupforlove.org
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Update 1
Posted by Tai Anderson
12 days ago
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We have been totally blown away by the rapid outpouring of support for Mackenzie's mission fund. After talking with several friends, they encouraged me to raise the goal so that more people can be a part of continuing Mackenzie's legacy, and more local teenagers can experience overseas missions. I'm working behind the scenes to establish her charitable trust and build a website to tell this story and post future updates. We'll go live with the website by her memorial on Saturday. Thank you to all of you that have participated. #stickupforlove #bekind
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Raised by 398 people in 18 days
Created December 29, 2018
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