Last week we celebrated a day for giving thanks. Then we had 2 days of shopping for great deals. TODAY is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back to charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world. It’s time we come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Earlier this year we established Breathe International – Kenya. One of the first projects our Director in Kenya, Lawrence Otieno, is working on is the repair and upgrade of a public school in a village called Sikalame. I have been to this village on each of my last 4 trips to Kenya. Becky joined me last October 2015. While there we noticed the school was falling apart, and I challenged Lawrence that we needed to do something to give back to the community.
On November 20th, 2016 Breathe International – Kenya raised almost $2500 to go towards the repair and upgrade of the public school in Sikalame, Kenya. I would like to raise matching funds this year for #GivingTuesday. When I go to Kenya in the Summer of 2017, to check on the progress of the repairs and upgrade, I want to bring our matching funds to complete the project.
Check out this slide show of Becky, the children and the school. Not all the children are able to go to school, and even some who do don’t have uniforms or all the resources to be successful. Our matching fund goal of $2500 will help complete the repairs, and the remaining will be used to insure all the children have the opportunity to attend school, and have uniforms and supplies.
Breathe International is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit missions organization with a vision to impact our generation by caring for the poor, educating orphans, investing in widows and emulating the love of Christ locally and globally.
To donate and give back, please visit our DONATE page at http://breatheinternational.com/donate/. Check the “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund”, then select Sikalame School – Ugunja, Kenya. Your tax deductible financial gift will change the lives of the children in this poor bush village through education.
Additionally, if you would like to give back while you continue to shop for the holidays click the links below to purchase fair trade coffee via Just Love Coffee, and/or use our Amazon Smile charity link to shop online. Both companies give back to Breathe International with every purchase made.
Thank you and Blessings,
James and Becky Miller
“Missionaries to a Generation”