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When Micaiah Gerber, a middle school student in Canton, Ohio, heard about the plight of the orphaned children in Kenya he felt this was not fair. So Micaiah decided to do what he could do to make a difference. Together with his sisters he created KIDS FOR KENYAN ORPHANS. His first presentation was to his family at Thanksgiving where he asked for the support of his extended family. Micaiah is also going to approach his neighbors and the groups to which he belongs and ask them for a contribution. Micaiah has also made jars labeled CHANGE FOR CHANGE. He plans to collect spare change throughout his area, which will be used to help the orphaned children at St. Clare in Nchiru, Kenya.
It is so revealing how children understand the plight of other children. They can imagine what it would be like to live without parents or a home or without food and they are moved to help.
Thank you Micaiah for your generous heart.
Ever since Jim and Anita Sullivan of Dubuque, Iowa, heard of the work of Father Riwa and the Friends of Kenyan Orphans, they have been avid supporters. That was two years ago. However, now their 7 year old son, Joseph, is involved. Here is the story.
Anita was packing school lunches one day when Joseph remarked “I am tired of Peanut Butter.” Since the Sullivan’s had just received word of the Kenyan drought’s effects on the food supply for the girls at St Clare, Anita felt it necessary to share the situation with Joseph. About 20 minutes later he appeared with his piggy bank and its contents, $61.00. Handing the money to his mom, Joseph said “Those children need food more than I need to save up for a car or college or an iPod. Oh, and Peanut Butter is OK too.”