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8 orphaned children live with their one widowed grandmother.  Food has been a constant issue in their lives, but today, Matanya's Hope donors make more than a Christmas meal possible! Thank you Patrick Muriuki, Matanya's Hope student, for delivering this blessed gift!

8 orphaned children live with their one widowed grandmother. Food has been a constant issue in their lives, but today, Matanya’s Hope donors make more than a Christmas meal possible! Thank you Patrick Muriuki, Matanya’s Hope student, for delivering this blessed gift!

There is still time to boost donations for the holidays.

Cash has already been transformed into meals, chickens and more and handed out to the needy in Kenya. Families who would have gone hungry will have food for the holidays! Your donations are creating miracles!

Thank you for your participation in Making The World a Better Place through Matanya’s Hope.

It is the PERFECT DAY to give.
Our children are looking all around them. They see those who have food – and wonder oh what it would be like to experience that sweet taste of a meal.

These children have received the gift of food.  Thank you!

These children have received the gift of food. Thank you!

In January, some will return to school… while the desperate are forced to stay home worrying about the lack of fees. For only $125 a month you can sponsor a child and send them to boarding school, where they will eat, learn and have a safe place to sleep.

Will there be a Christmas angel in these lives? Will it be you?
Donate today.

Linzy Njeri receives the gift of roosters from CJBS LLC donors in Northbrook, IL.

Linzy Njeri receives the gift of roosters from CJBS LLC donors in Northbrook, IL.

See what YOUR donation can do!

Michelle Stark
Founder, Matanya’s Hope

PS For those who have already donated, THANK YOU! Happy holidays!

Sophie’s Blog

SOPHIES MITZVAH PROJECT

Message from Sophie:

Hi everyone,

Thank you for visiting my Blog – I am hoping we can make a difference together one child at time.

To learn about my Mitzvah Project please read below.

If you are interested in helping out and contributing you can make a donation – feel free to contact me or my parents with any questions.

I invite you to watch the video located on this blog, just after my signature. Here you will see the story of this family unfold as I explain their condition and need for the latrine.

TO MAKE A DONATION:
1. SCROLL TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND LOOK ON THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER.
2. CLICK THE “DONATE” BUTTON.

Thank you for any support!
Sophie
XOXO

It was amazing to see how happy these children were to get a simple gift of an undershirt or some crayons.

It was amazing to see how happy these children were to get a simple gift of an undershirt or some crayons.Last year, my sister Madison and I contributed to a wonderful charity for orphaned and deeply impoverished children in Kenya called Matanya’s Hope. We donated much needed clothing and essentials for these less fortunate children.This little orphaned girl is holding our picture - and behind that is a pair of pajamas we donated for her to wear. This little orphaned girl is holding our picture – and behind that is a pair of pajamas we donated for her to wear. 

 

This little boy is also an orphan.  He was happy to get one of the many boxes of crayons our family sent for the children.

This little boy is also an orphan. He was happy to get one of the many boxes of crayons our family sent for the children.

It was wonderful and so sad at the same time to view photos of each of our donations as they were held in the hands of these children. I heard many of their stories, and after one in particular: The Story of Pamela, I was determined to raise enough money to build a safe latrine (outdoor toilet) for her family of 2 orphaned girls and their two elderly and jobless grandparents.

This is Pamela; she is in 5th grade.  She is an orphan.  People in the impoverished community contributed money until they could make her a dress.  Thanks to my Synagogue, Pamela is sponsored and can now go to school.

This is Pamela; she is in 5th grade. She is an orphan. People in the impoverished community contributed money until they could make her a dress. Thanks to my Synagogue, Pamela is sponsored and can now go to school.

Currently, their latrine is made of rotted, unstable wood and poses a potential lethal risk of someone falling through into the pit below.

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The cost of this new latrine is approximately $1,500. It will change the world for this family and will send them the message that someone, somewhere hears their story and cares enough to help.

Let’s not close our eyes to this family in need just because we can’t see them next door.

TO MAKE A DONATION:
1. SCROLL TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND LOOK ON THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER.
2. CLICK THE “DONATE” BUTTON.

Thank you for any support!
Sophie
XOXO

 

Michelle, founder of Matanya’s hope, is pictured below handing out supplies to needy children in a rural Kenyan day school. She is the one who will go to Kenya and oversee the building of Pamela’s new latrine.

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SOLES FOR SOULS

Much thanks to the LeCavalier family for donating their gently used shoes to our children in Kenya!

Much thanks to the LeCavalier family for donating their gently used shoes to our children in Kenya!

We choose them. We buy them. We wear them.

Each donation from a child (or adult) in the USA can equip a needy child in Kenya with shoes – what could be better than that?

This year, Matanya’s Hope is thrilled to be delivering hundreds of shoes from hundreds of donors like yourselves!

Heartfelt thanks to Grace Church, Camby Indiana, who's members took up a church wide collection of shoes, clothing and school supplies during the month of Lent.

Heartfelt thanks to Grace Church, Camby Indiana, who’s members took up a church wide collection of shoes, clothing and school supplies during the month of Lent.

In just 30 short days, Matanya’s Hope will be starting our 2.5 month journey through Kenya, delivering your donations to those in need.

We travel village to village – often stopping on the road where women, men and children are walking barefooted over rough terrain. We have shoes in our car and the first thing we do is size their feet. Within minutes, the gift of shoes changes everything!

Thank you Bear Hugs for donating over 30 pair of women’s shoes!

Bear Hugs donated 30 pair of women's shoes to Matanya's Hope!

Bear Hugs donated 30 pair of women’s shoes to Matanya’s Hope!

Help us reach those in need.
DONATE TODAY
We need more than material items.
We need funding to get these donations to Kenya.

By sending your tax deductible donation, you will ensure a gift of HOPE.

We desperately need funds to make this mission a go!

The DONATE BUTTON is on the top right corner of this blog.

Thank you!
Michelle

DONATION OF RAINWATER TANKS SAVE LIVES

Donors Amber & Joel and United Technologies make the lifesaving gift of water a reality for more than 300 school children and faculty in rural Kenya.

"Prior to the donation of 10,000 liter rainwater storage tank, students like Naini Rarin (pictured above) had to walk great distances to collect bacteria filled river water for drinking"

“Prior to the donation of 10,000 liter rainwater storage tank, students like Naini Rarin (pictured above) had to walk great distances to collect bacteria filled river water for drinking”

This very water, needed for life, can be the culprit which threatens a child’s existence. It is frequently riddled with bacteria which causes diseases such as typhoid, malaria and brucellosis. Without treatment, each of these diseases can cause death.

Much thanks to Amber, Joel and United Technologies for donating enough funding to provide one 10,000 liter rainwater tank for Irura Primary school, located in rural Kenya. This gift can potentially save many lives and most certainly will enhance the lives of every child who attends Irura Primary school.

Prior to the birth of the Matanya’s Hope Rainwater Storage Tank Program, children attending Irura and other day schools were often in states of lethargy. “It was as if I was looking at children who were not present in their own minds”, says Stark, Matanya’s Hope Founder,”but once we delivered the tanks, the children started coming back to life!”

Thank you Amber, Joel and United Technologies for this gift of LIFE!

Thank you Amber, Joel and United Technologies for this gift of LIFE!

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The women of Saint Catherine Laboure worked together to make over one hundred and eighty pads for the girls of Matanya’s Hope. In Kenya, when a girl is on her period and cannot afford disposal sanitary napkins she must stay home from school. This means missing many weeks out of the year for something she cannot help. The pads made are reusable and can be cleaned to be used again and allow the girls to attend school every day. Think it’s a little gross? Imagine having nothing and how much better this will make their lives. They are made from flannel and a waterproof fabric to keep from leaking. All materials were purchased with money raised by the women’s guild of Saint Catherine’s. The pads will be making their way to Kenya this summer in only a few days. Help Matanya’s Hope get to Kenya by donating. Every donation counts!

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Boys & Mom Host Garage Sale to Benefit Matanya’s Hope


Jeremy Rivers hosted a garage sale today to benefit the children of Matanya’s Hope.
Rivers and his two brothers gathered a collection of sports equipment, books, games and more and offered them for sale. Jodi, Rivers mother, has been educating these boys on the importance of giving back. Today was a huge mile marker when many 25 and 50 cent items added up to almost $175 dollars raised and donated to Matanya’s Hope!

With the 2014 mission fast approaching, Matanya’s Hope still needs to raise $4,000.
This is your chance to hit the donate button and become a part of our success!

One small act is all it takes to change the life of a child in need.

Just this once. Just a little.
Click the donate button on top of the page and donate today.

Here’s to 3 boys and their mom who made it happen!

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NEED FOR WATER

Water

This is a lucky child.

I’ll never forget how I felt the first time I watched a child collect and drink muddy river water from an old, battered plastic bottle.

The smell of cow and goat urine permeated the air. Animal hoof prints were embedded in the muddy banks. Children gathered for a drink.

River water carries diseases such as typhoid, malaria and brucellosis. Without treatment, these diseases can kill.

Seeing children gathered by a river is a common site in Kenya. But common does not mean “safe” or “good”.

Rainwater Storage Tanks harvest clean SAFE drinking water from the rooftops of homes. The water is collected from the roof via the gutters and channeled through a sieve where the debris is sifted out. Each tank is treated to prevent mold and bacteria.

It still pains me to see children drinking river water. But together we can continue to provide a better alternative – ONE RAINWATER STORAGE TANK AT A TIME.

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Decatur Middle School Donates to Matanya’s Hope

The students at Decatur Middle School in Indianapolis Indiana heard the stories of our children in Kenya and decided that they could do something to help. Ann Thomson, Decatur Middle school staff member, traveled to Kenya with Matanya’s Hope and shared stories, pictures and videos with the students to help open their eyes to poverty in a third world nation.

For each of the last two years, these students have dedicated themselves to collecting shoes, books and book bags, making fleece blankets and selling lollipops to raise money for the students of Kenya. The joy of giving has also touched Ann’s daughter who donated several new books and blankets.

Each June Matanya’s Hope takes over 65 fifty pound bags filled with such donations to the students and communities we help.

DECATUR MIDDLE SCHOOL – YOU ROCK!

Stay tuned for your donations meeting their new owners!

Michelle

Your Help is Our HOPE

Sponsor a Child Today.
Change a life forever.

The children in this video are real. They are some of the most precious people I have personally come to know. I’ve taken the pictures and shot the video. This is not some huge organization out there where the names of the children being helped are almost more like numbers. We are a family – and we are real. Become a part of our story.

Some of the children you will see in the video have been abandoned, others orphaned…and all are so effected by poverty that they often struggle to even find a meal.

Please – join me.
Give a little.
Sponsor a child.
Sponsor a LIFE.

Full sponsorship is $125 per month and sends a child to boarding school in Kenya. It provides tuition, room and board, food, uniforms, shoes, all hygiene products, transportation, books, monor medical, class trips and school supplies. All financial donations are tax deductible according to USA law.

(You can also sponsor a uniform or a pair of shoes. See our website for more ways to give).

I am preparing to leave for Kenya to visit these precious kids in one month. Let me take YOUR MESSAGE OF HOPE with me to the kids. They are eager to meet you. They are praying for sponsorship.

Thank you for stepping up to make education possible.

Michelle

+1 708 822 HOPE (4673)

Matanya’s Hope
PO Box 562 Homewood, IL 60430
USA

DONATE TODAY
(Donate button on the upper right side of this page)

Every 3.6 Seconds a LIFE is Claimed by Chronic Hunger… 75% of Those People are CHILDREN


Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of chronic hunger.

75% of those people are CHILDREN.

It is time WE take action.

WE ARE THE PEOPLE WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR.

One act of kindness CAN and WILL make a difference in someone’s life.

Will YOU be the one to make that difference?

DONATE TODAY
MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Just a little
When is the last time you reached out and helped somebody SO MUCH for SO LITTLE

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