Fabulous African Fabrics

To support the Good Samaritan Children's Home and to educate others throughout the world about the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya.
Feb 11, 2013

2012 Record Breaking Year

At the Good Samaritan Children
At the Good Samaritan Children's Home

Fabulous Afrcian Fabrics broke its last record by $500, by sending $10,500 to the Good Samaritan Children's Home in 2012.  It is amounts like that which has allowed the Home to hire a social worker and other professionals making this home one of the best run in Nairobi.

FAF raised six thousand dollars on Global Giving last year.  You have made this possible.  Thank you so much for your generosity.  In December FAF sent $1694 dollars for Project 7377, shoes for school children, and $652 for tuition, Project 6163.

The Anthony Salazar Fund, raised $1200 this winter.  This money is used for emergencies as they arise at the orphanage.  Last year the emergency fund was used for the special items the growing number of babies and toddlers require.  Our sales of items made of African textiles also provides money for the Home.  In 2012 our hatter, Lucille Ramshaw sewed 24 hats that we sold at the Grand Rapids, Michigan Artisan's Market.  The coming summer will be our 14th year with a booth at the market.

Keep in mind that Bonus Day on Global Giving falls in March, and you will be hearing from us and the need for tuition money for those bright teens at the Good Samaritan Home.  For more news about life in Africa and this organization check our website:  www.fabulousafricanfabrics.org

 

 

But of course the job is not done.

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Jan 4, 2013

The children receive new school shoes

Because of your generous financial contributions throughout the year 2012, the Good Samaritan Children Home (GSCH) has been able to purchase school shoes for more than 200 children. In the year that just ended (2012), FAF organization was able to raise and send $10,500 to the GSCH. These funds have been used to meet the educational needs of the children including tuition fee, buying school uniforms, among other needs. To these efforts, FAF organization, Mercy Thuo (founder and director of the Home), and the children wish to thank everyone who responded to their plight.

We can’t reiterate enough how much the teenagers appreciate a pair of school shoes as it translates to a higher sense of self esteem and shelves them from embarrassment and scolding from their peers.

As we start this New Year, 2013, it is important to keep in mind the fact that GSCH continues to receive more vulnerable children to their “family”. At the same time, several children who reside at the home will be graduating from primary schools and transitioning to high schools later this month. Others will be transitioning from high schools to college. These transitions imply more need for educational requirements including but not limited to tuition fee, school uniforms, school shoes, textbooks, and writing materials. Given these realities, FAF Organization and Mercy Thuo trusts that you will continue supporting these little angels as they work hard in school and look forward to a better future amid their current life uncertainties. Contributions to FAF projects can be made throughout the year on Global Giving Organization. All that is required to make a contribution online is visit their website: www.globalgiving.org and choose project Numbers, 7377 (for buying school shoes) or, 6163 (for tuition fee) and follow instructions. We forever remain thankful for your partnership and generosity

Dec 3, 2012

Honor Tony's Birthday

Tony would say, "Donate to my fund or else!"
Tony would say, "Donate to my fund or else!"

During the month of December Fabulous African Fabrics  honors memory of FAF's founder's son, Anthony Salazar by asking for donations in his name.  Tony passed away in 2005 of an AVM at the age of 37. 

We've attached a picture of Tony at age 15 just to show you what a guy he was, full of energy and wit.  He loved to experiment with his image and just who he could be.  He went from the snarky teenager we see here to a generous and loving man.  It is appropriate to honor his spirit and memory through gifts to the children of the Good Samaritan Children's Home in Nairobi Kenya, who also need the freedom to experiment and develop their personalities. 

The fund goes to  help FAF maintain emergency dollars for the orphanage.  Last year this money paid high school tuition for teens at the Good Samaritan Children's Home.  Next year we don't know where the money goes, but if you donate to Project 6163 now we know that there will not be such a chruch when it comes to collecting the $1000 per child per year for tuition.

We wish you the happiest of holidays, and a generous spirit.

 
   

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