Monday, July 11, 2011

Money for the Orphans

Remember how we had a yard sale to earn money for the orphans in Africa? If you have no clue what I'm talking about, this post will fill you in. I thought we only made about $400 because I only counted the bills and left the coins for Camille to count {for math practice, of course}. She did an excellent job - I was amazed at how well she counted by fives and tens!
Math isn't her only forte. She is quite skilled at funny faces!
It turns out we made $464.02! A huge thank you to all the family, friends, and even a few strangers who made this possible. We had 27 people come together to make this happen through their generosity; we never could have done this on our own. I am reminded of the parable when Jesus fed the multitude with two fish and five loaves of bread. I have witnessed the faith of a six year old turn two pennies into more than $450 which will benefit children of God through Mothers Without Borders.
The money we raised is enough to feed a child for a year and a half or 18 children this month.
This money could send three children to school for a year {includes two uniforms, shoes, socks, a book bag, pencils, text books and school fees}
Perhaps it will be used to buy farming tools for the community gardens.
Maybe it will buy textbooks or other school supplies. Perhaps it will even help build a school.

Mothers Without Borders has many programs that benefit the children in Africa, and we are grateful that this money will be used to bless the lives of others.

If you want to read more about our yard sale adventures, you can check out the pre-yard sale post and the "what I would have done differently" post.


  1. Way to go Camille!!!!! Jessica - you are such a great mom.

  2. I will second what Elicia Kaye said. Nice job, Jess. I am proud of Camille's desire to do good in the world--AND that she can count change. Believe me, I was amazed by that skill when she was here, too. Love you both!

  3. Thanks, but you give me too much credit. I'll pass the compliments to Camille!