The boys of The Good Samaritan home help raise funds and build goodwill through garbage collection in the Mathare Slum where they live. The boys enjoy the work while the girls of the home do not like it at all. Each child in the Good Samaritan Home has duties. Some of them care for the animals the home raises to help feed the children. Often the girls work on sewing, especially helping with the school uniforms. There is always plenty of milk for the children to drink.
"Finding tuition is an uphill task." Mercy Thuo, administrator of the Good Samaritan Home in Nairobi, Kenya, told us this July that ten teens are waiting to go to high school. With 120 high school students at the Good Samaritan Home, and tuition at $1060 per child per year, the annual bill is $126,000 (US $) per year. Now we have raised over $2000 in this fund drive, only 8 children wait for you to donate so they can go to school.
Since Sept. 1 we have raised enough money for 2 orphans to go to high school.
The fund drive is ramping up with FAF Membership Chair, Kiri Salazar donating her hair do to the cause. Starting today, Sept. 10, donors may make a donation and vote for their favorite team: Grand Valley State University, Michigan State, or The University of Michigan. Each $10.00 donation gives you one vote. On Sept. 23 Kiri will dye her hair the winning teams' colors. So far we have 2.5 votes for GVSU. Go Blue and White.
To cast your votes for your favorite team, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and to keep up with the contest, go to Laura Salazar on Facebook.
The second pie in the face will be thrown at Laura Salazar at Faith United Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, MI at noon, Sunday.