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The Mighty 40!

$5,905 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 45 people in 7 months
Created July 4, 2018
THE MIGHTY 12 is now…. THE MIGHTY 40!

In November 2015, 12 young girls, ranging in age from 11 to 13, arrived on the doorsteps of the Magnolia Rescue Center in southern Kenya.  The girls, affectionately known as the Mighty 12, had left their villages to escape Masai cultural practices that would prepare them to be sold as wives and servants to men many times their age.   Sadly, while illegal, this ritual continues in the region.  The result is that our Rescue Center is out of room.   

We need to do more.  And we are! 

The local community has acquired permission to build a new 40-person dormitory adjacent to our Rescue  Center.  My 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is raising the funds needed to construct the new building. We have already acquired many materials and construction has started.  Now we need to raise $8,500  for the acquisition of a water tank, PVC piping, baths, sinks, toilets, bunk beds, windows and doors. 

Here’s how you can help!

·       Share this post so others can get involved

·       DONATE HERE at GoFundMe

·       Visit Magnolia’s Fountains of Life website  and read more about our efforts

·       Join our Facebook Group  to keep up to date on progress

Our organization is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) organization – EIN#:27-0523500

All DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE

Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains of Life would like to thank all companies for matching their employees contributions.  We know it comes from the heart.  
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To all the Friends of the Mighty 40! Hello!, Happy Holidays!, and Happy New Year!

It’s been a couple of months since my last update but now that I’m done with coaching my son’s football team, ramping up at a new job, and finishing up a relaxing holiday with my kids, I’m more than able to give everyone the quick skinny regarding progress for the Mighty 40 and in support of the organization’s efforts over all.

All is going very well so far. We have collected nearly $6,000 of the initial $8,500 target. These funds have been leveraged to create designs, purchase building permits, and acquire some of materials and hardware needed during construction. The foundation itself is already under way and it’s a good thing because since my last email, 6 more children have come to our Rescue Center in Kenya. One is a mere 4 years old and the daughter of a young girl who escaped from an abusive husband who she was forced to marry.
We also received a single donation of $10,000 that will only be used for supporting the children themselves, not the construction of the dormitory. We still have work to do to acquire the total funds needed to finish the dormitory, but that said, we are well on our way to ensuring that we can support the girls – all 40 of them – for many years to come.

While I’m at it, let me provide you with further insight into our efforts in Eastern Africa. Several of us on the Fountains of Life team will be traveling to Kenya in February to check up on the project and ensure the construction schedule is being met and that the girls we support are being well cared for. As a reminder, we pay for these trips out of our own pockets so be confident that the funds you provided are going directly to the girls.
Each child costs approximately $100/mo to support when they are of secondary school age. This includes everything they need for school, shelter, food and living at the Rescue Center when they are not at school. After we return from Kenya, we will be sure to send along some pictures of the girls and the Center itself and let you know of our progress against plans. Total cost for the dormitory is estimated at $30,000 all-inclusive and will be completed in 2020.

As always, please reach out to me directly if you have any questions. Easiest way to reach me is at my personal email at eric.andrew.clem@gmail.com. And remember that your donations are tax deductible!

Love to All!
Eric
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Hi Mighty 40 supporters!

We’ve been super busy at the rescue center as of late. A new girl showed up on our doorstep and we have been scurrying to find a home for her to stay in until we have our dormitory built out.

With the help of Zonar systems and their employees as well as Fred Meyer, we have raised an additional $1,900 which allowed us to start some of the new construction.

Plans now are for us to head to the rescue center in February to help with some of the construction and to visit with the girls as they take on a marathon. Dariusz will run as well but I’m afraid I’ll be in the 5k group. :-)

Stay tuned for a new update in November. Presently we are traveling to India and Nepal. First we will go to the Tibetan institute for children, then to meet the Dahli lama, before heading to Nepal for the delivery of supplies for children up in the mountains.

Please keep forwarding this page in. We still have $3009 to go! I know we can do it!

From the heart,
Eric and Dariusz
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Hello from the mighty 40!

A quick update to let you know that we have surpassed $5500 on our way to 8500!

We also had some great news! Zonar Systems based in Seattle included us in their annual golf outing and fund raiser. Over 100 golfers joined and raised more than $1,000 for the girls at our rescue center in Kenya. These contributions are not incorporated in the $5,500 shown here In GoFundMe.... so we are getting REALLY CLOSE to our 8,500 goal!

Stay tuned for another update soon! Best always! Dariusz and Eric :-)
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To our big hearted donors, here’s an update for you!

Progress is GREAT!

We currently are sitting at $4,895 of the $8,500 we are seeking to purchase our water tank and other consequential construction materials. In February, our team will be traveling to the construction site to help in construction and to assist our team leader in Kenya (Robert), with any administrative and project management support he may need.

We are excited to add that as a result of Dariusz’s love of running, the girls will be joining our team in the running of the Kilimanjaro Marathon. All the girls are planning on running in the event to raise awareness and funds for the dormitory construction project. Some will run 5km (I will join this group). Others have started to train to run 21km! Amazing these girls! I don’t know how they do it.

They are emotionally and physically strong and will be a real inspiration to the young girls who will join them at the Rescue Center once the dormitory is completed. Our present plan is to complete the dormitory construction in less than two years. Total costs are estimated at $50,000. I’ll provide an update regarding how we will raise the remaining funds outside of this gofundme effort in the next couple of weeks.

Love and thanks again to you,

Dariusz, Gzregorz, and Eric
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$5,905 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 45 people in 7 months
Created July 4, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
rainbow of magnolia fountains of life
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Seattle, WA
EIN: 270523500
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