There is not a lot of wand waving going on around here… just day to day hard work and tireless effort by lots of people doing good on behalf of the orphans. This March, we have three fund raisers, March 20, 21 and 22.

Volunteers are making these happen, but we need sponsors and participants!

Safe Haven Benefit March 20 Downtown Art Crawl.

Safe Haven Benefit March 20 Downtown Art Crawl.

March 20: Safe Haven Benefit Boutique: The St. Cloud Downtown Art Crawl is March 20, so we’ll have original art work by local Artisans available and on display at our Safe Haven Benefit Boutique. Ann Opatz is organizing this and will be there to greet you. We’ll be raising funds for sustainability, crops or livestock.

Spring Fever 5K March 21, 9 a.m. Snap Fitness Downtown St. Cloud

Spring Fever 5K March 21, 9 a.m. Snap Fitness Downtown St. Cloud

March 21, Spring Fever Charity 5K: 9 a.m. at Snap Fitness in St. Cloud. Lori Fuchs, Rusty Deters and Kevin Hardy from Snap Fitness and EnduRUNce Shop are coordinating again. Proceeds will go toward bringing in electricity to Angel of Mercy.

March 22, 2015, Fridley 3-7 p.m. Two Stooges Sports Bar
March 22, 2015, Fridley 3-7 p.m. Two Stooges Sports Bar

March 22, 3-7 p.m. at Three Stooges Sports Bar we’ll be working toward funding a modern dining hall for our partner affiliate Ashirvad Orphanage in Tunis India.

Making good happen for orphans takes effort, planning, lots of support from volunteers and donors… and finally, execution by our partners on the ground in their home countries.

Angels Home for Orphans, 2015
Angels Home for Orphans, 2015

We’ve been working on this home for HIV/AIDS orphans for almost 5 years and what we’ve built is a secure complex with dormitory for 16 orphans and caretaker, an administration building, an outdoor kitchen and livestock pens all to provide long-term, self sustainability for orphan care for years to come.

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After resolving issues with old project, this is the new location of Mercy Homes in Kerala.

Mercy Homes; Donors have helped build a Mercy Home in India as well that is almost completed. Just a few more finishing touches and it will be completed. There were some complications on the home we originally were building with Mercy Homes. They recovered the funds and put them toward this home that will house six orphan girls in Kerala India.

Gulu Uganda Orphan girls' recipients of funds for a garden fence.

Gulu Uganda Orphan girls’ recipients of funds for a garden fence.

Proceeds from the Safe Haven Benefit boutique helped build a fence around the garden for the orphan girls Gulu Uganda.

Up Next: Electricity and a Generator for Angel of Mercy: Cameroon

JBFC: Additional classrooms or a chicken coop operation for sustainability: Tanzania

Modern Dining Hall Ashirvad Orphanage in India

See us waving that wand ferociously? 😉

The needs are great… but you know what we say: We can’t do it all, but we can all do something!

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