“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
James 1:27

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friends for Africa

An 11 year old daughter Alex and her 2 friends, Sammy and Savannah wanted to find something to do to help other people less fortunate then themselves. They decided to try to sell friendship bracelets for $1.50 and send any money they raised to causes close to their heart. Half the money they sent to the orphanage project and the other half they sent to fundraiser for one of the girls cousins who is suffering from terminal brain cancer. Alex has 3 siblings that were adopted from Liberia through Addy's Hope and currently is waiting for her newest brother to come home. They sold bracelets to family, neighbors, friends and even got permission to sell them to the teachers at their elementary school. They have worked incredibly hard and were able to raise $175 for the orphanage project! They feel so good about doing it they decided to keep going. They have decided to name their group Friends for Africa."

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