WE DID IT!
I am so pleased to announce that we have reached our fundraising goal to finish the maternity ward in Kenya! Phase 1 of Project #mamasandbabies is complete! We had a goal of raising the remaining $20,500 to finish the construction and we did it! An amazing group of donors made up of old and new givers made this possible and we are so grateful.
The bulk of the money we raised for this project came as a result of two special events that we had at our donors' beautiful homes. Dr. Scott & Leslie Bailey had the first event in their home in November and Dr. Rick & Julie Roblee followed it up earlier this month at their home. Both parties were amazing and their support was essential to our success. We are so, so grateful!
The ripple effect is still being felt. Carin Schoppmeyer from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette was kind enough to cover our event at the Roblee's home and the article was in this Sunday's paper. In the article she mentioned that we needed a remaining $7,700 to complete the construction. A few hours later, I received an email from an amazingly generous couple that said they will be sending us a check to cover that amount! We also had two other incredible donors commit to buying our beds and helping us to get some of the furnishing that we will need!
I am beyond excited and am really looking forward to heading back to Kenya on January 7th to get the construction started once again! Now that we have the remaining funds we need we should be completing our construction and delivering babies by May! I will keep you all posted on our progress and THANK YOU ALL for your support!!