Monday, August 18, 2008

Trekking for Kids

Tanzania Trek 2008 – Mt. Kilimanjaro
A sister from our ward, Tricia Donaldson, is preparing to visit an orphanage in Tanzania on the first of September with Trekking for Kids. She is in charge of operations and logistics for the organization.

If anyone has gently used boys clothing (children sizes) they could donate, the kids would love it. She says there clothes are in pretty terrible shape. There are 45 boys and she said is looking for "any size boy clothing from size 5 and up- pants, short and long sleeved shirts, shorts, socks, light jackets like sweatshirts." She needs them before the end of the month. So while you are getting your kids ready for back to school please consider donating.

From the "About Us" page on their website:
Trekking for Kids is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose goal is to organize purpose-driven treks in the world’s most remote locations to raise funds for needy orphanages in the areas in which the treks take place.
Each year Trekking for Kids organizes at least one trek on a different continent, leaving behind tangible contributions to improve the lives of orphans living in the areas where the treks take place.
Each Trekker funds his/her own travel expenses and also commits to raising a pre-set financial contribution for each kilometer he/she treks. The funds raised by all Trekkers are pooled together and used in their entirety to help a pre-determined, needy orphanage located in the area in which the trek takes place.
We invite you to learn about
our trekkking expeditions and how you can either make a donation or join our team.

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