My sister in law, Linda Hanson and I ventured out to Tanzania to do a site visit at Mainsprings, JBFC in Mwanza just off Lake Victoria in early November. I like to go to the projects our donors support and give a first-hand report. Here it is! Mainsprings-JBFC- works to give vulnerable girls holistic care, including safety, shelter, medical care … Read More
It’s Fundraising Season!
By Fred Cornforth, CO Founder 200 Orphanages Worldwide It was painful to hear and watch. We were attending a conference where the meals averaged $25 for breakfast, $35 for lunch and $55 for dinner. “I could feed 40 girls for almost 5 days with what I just paid for lunch.” My fellow attendee friend has been traveling to India for … Read More
Building. Building. Building.
Before 200 Orphanages was just a thought bubble above my head, I unloaded heavy adobe blocks in sweltering heat from a van to build a security wall around a grade school in Ayacucho Peru. I joined a group of volunteers intent on finishing the security wall to ensure the children could safely enjoy playground equipment in their school yard. It … Read More
The Wheels On The Bus!
The Wheels on The Bus !!!!
You’re Making A Difference In 2016
What happened? It’s almost 4th of July, 2016 and I’m amazed at how fast time goes. That being said, we’re moving sure and steady in our work on behalf of the orphans. Our 2016 theme is “Remember the Orphan in 2016.” I believe the message to help an orphan is getting through, as we are making an impact in the … Read More
Happy New Year!
You Made Kids Smile In 2015!
I have a renewed appreciation for Labor Day. It feels as if I have been working like a dog for months and yesterday I went with the family to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe Washington. We ate junk food and watched our grandchildren enjoy the fair. Life is good. But now it’s back to work. I’m trying to raise … Read More
I wonder if Re-Visioning is even a word. But, let’s pretend it is since I didn’t get spell checked. As a nonprofit founder and director, fresh directions are the lifeblood of our organization. That’s why I love my work. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting a colleague who works for a much larger but similar organization. I wanted to learn about them and what … Read More
Happy is… Raising $8200 for Angel of Mercy and JBFC at the Golf NINE 4 Orphans this year. Happy is that Kim Larsen did such a great job organizing the event; food was awesome, contests FUN! Happy is that we were able to secure more Underwriters for our event this year. Happy is that we had returning golfers this year and many … Read More