Jambo Makindu supporters!
You are probably aware that December 1st is World AIDS Day, a day to raise awareness of the global impact of HIV and AIDS. The Children’s Centre in Makindu will be doing just that. On World AIDS Day, the Centre will feed 1,500 children. The Centre will also host workshops on how to live with AIDS, how to care for someone with AIDS, and other AIDS-related topics. The children will parade through the town of Makindu carrying messages on AIDS. Some will read poetry, many songs will be sung, all related to AIDS. Free testing will be available.
Here in the Willamette Valley, Makindu Children’s Program will celebrate World AIDS Day Sunday, November 29, by hosting a Proper Stroll, a 2.5 km Walk for WORLD AIDS DAY through the filbert orchards of Dorris Ranch to raise funds to cover the costs the Centre will incur to put on this huge community event. Rain or shine, you can stroll the easy wide paths of the orchards with other Makindu friends and know you are truly helping to save lives in Makindu, Kenya: new infections in Sub Sahara Africa have declined 41% since 2000 and AIDS related deaths have fallen 48% since 2004 (the peak)! We are making great strides but still have a long way to go.
I hope you can join us. The Proper Stroll will be Sunday November 29 at 1:30 at the Dorris Ranch Barn. $20 adults, $10 students, $50 family. First 100 to register will receive a free tote bag. Register early at http://www.firstgiving.com/
Thank you for caring about these kids!