there are children all over this world that are barely living because they don't have the basic necessities.....clean drinking water, food, shoes, a family to care for them......
there is a village that was built after land was purchased by a group of local (South Dakotan) men.
it was built to give children and families a hope....a life.
it's called Hope Village....in West Africa.
and there is an organization that was created to support this Hope Village.
it's called Bridges of Hope
You can visit the official website here--pretty great page. you can see the real children, the real school buildings, the real water wells, etc.
BOH has built a school and orphan homes (foster care for children living as orphans). it has purchased livestock and a well for clean drinking water. the children are taught by teachers who are paid by Bridges of Hope. and now Brides of Hope is asking for sponsorship for 300 children in the surrounding area to be able to attend school in Hope Village. with all of this, BOH is trying to teach the people to be sustainable, so that some day soon they will be able to provide for themselves without soo much help from the states.....but that all takes time.
bridges of hope needs our hands.......
here's our chance:
i am now sitting on the board for Bridges of Hope.
it is a organization that was started in the little town of Rapid City, SD.
so i can tell you EXACTLY where your money will go,
should you choose to contribute in some way.
100% of monies are sent to Hope Village in West Africa to pay teachers' salaries, provide rice, purchase chickens, etc, and to support and sponsor the children there.
my hope is to visit soon to see the progress in-person.
you can go right to the Bridges of Hope page to enter your name (or someone you love) in the raffle.
for every $10 raffle chance you purchase, your name will be entered once.
so should you like to purchase MORE than 1 chance ($10 ea.),
you will be entered over and over again!!
there are soo many reasons i see a winning situation.
you will be blessing a child who has gone without.....
you will be pleasing yourself for giving a child a chance....a hope.
you will be entering yourself in a great giveaway.....
you can't loose.
look at these faces.
she will thank you....
they will be grateful.....
their future will be brighter
and hope will be alive.
wanna be a part of something BIG??
here are more details...............
FROM Bridges of Hope:
Starting today, November 14, 2012, we are hosting the first ever
BRIDGES OF HOPE: RAFFLE WITH A CAUSE!
We are so excited for this. We are able to offer 4 fantastic prizes: a brand new Apple iPad4 with retina display, a brand new Kindle Paperwhite, a brand new Apple iPod Nano and a brand new Apple iPod shuffle! So how do you win one? Easy. Entries are ONLY $10. You can enter as many times as you want AND donate any amount you want – increase your chances of winning. The fundraiser ends on December 14, 2012 so get your entries in right away. Want to find out more? Click over to the page where all the information is laid out:
if you have any questions about the raffle or about Bridges of Hope, just leave me a message.
this organization is very near and dear to my heart.
thank you for passing this along to every single friend/ blogger you know!!!