Thursday, March 29, 2012

Charity Hopping Around the World Giveaway Hop


 I am participating in yet another awesome giveaway hop. This one has a great mission. Each person will be doing a giveaway focusing on a particular charity. My charity is Mercy House Kenya. 

I've written about this amazing charity before (and I'll be writing about them again next month). The first time I heard about this charity, I fell in love. Kristen, the founder of Mercy House Kenya, writes a blog about her family called We are THAT family. I love it. In March of 2010, Kristen went to Kenya on a mission with Compassion International focusing on helping the children living in slums. There she learned about the horrific cases of back-alley abortions and the mistreatment of young women and girls in Kenya. She couldn't come home and not do something about it, so she founded Mercy House. Mercy House is a home for young women and girls who become pregnant. They receive healthcare, schooling, and receive a stipend when they leave to help them start new lives. You can read more about them here.
There are many ways that you can help these women, girls, and babies. You can pray for them. You can give your time and money. You can share their stories with others. You can visit them and help. You can even shop at their store. 

As part of their schooling while living at Mercy House, the girls learn various crafts. This helps them to become self-sufficient so that when they leave, they have a craft that they can sell. They make beautful necklaces, bracelets, placemats, and gorgeous ornaments. 

So that is what I will be giving away. You can choose from either the bird mobile above or the heart-shaped ornament seen below. In order to win, just fill out the rafflecopter form below. Good luck!



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20 comments:

  1. I didn't know this charity also had a library for the women and children that they help. I'm glad that there are still people out there that actually care about what happens to others.

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  2. they are having a spring collection drive

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  3. I am so impressed with this great mission! I read a book by Ashley Judd about her experiences over in Africa and it is truly horrific. Thanks so much for bringing this charity to light.

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  4. I love that they are not only getting help while they are pregnant but learning job skills such as sewing, soap and jewelry making, etc. I also loved their shop and had to buy the rolled art of Africa (we are adopting a baby from Ethiopia and this will go in their room)! Thanks for telling us about this charity!

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    1. That is awesome!! Glad I could introduce you to this wonderful charity. I love that heart print. I think I'm going to get it for my best friend for Christmas. She was born in Kenya.

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  5. I learned that 25% of the funds go straight to the girls.

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  6. I think it's great that 25% of the proceeds got to an account for each woman. This way they can learn skills and gain knowledge while they are there and actually apply it after they graduate by starting their own business. With money to help get them started they can become successful and help out others like them. This is an amazing charity.

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  7. Love that providing nutrition support is one of their main focus areas. As a dietitian student I know how important this is not only for developing children, but also adults.

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    1. So true. And sadly, some of these mothers are still children themselves. Breaks my heart.

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  8. Edith and Hawi... I learned about the entire story of Mercy House and Maureen's story. I thought it was great that 25% of the money goes to the girls. All in all, a great story and a great charity. I hope they do charity hops more often, it's a great idea.

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  9. 25% goes to the girls
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  10. i had no clue what the Mercy House was at all, so i learned that's it's a alternative to pregnant girls living on the streets of Kenya.

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  11. I learned that annually, 21,000 women are hospitalized from having an illegal, unsafe abortion in Kenya. (Center for Reproductive Rights)

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  12. I learned that Mercy House is a place for pregnant girls in Kenya to go to be safe.

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  13. Hey! I am not entering! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for taking part in the Charity hop!

    Megan @Reading Away The Days

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  14. I learned that they pay for weekly medical visits in the maternity room.

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  15. It is the desire of The Mercy House team to fulfill Micah 6:8 "He has shown you, O man, what is good: And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and love mercy, to walk humbly with your God."

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  16. I learned that this organization helps young, pregnant girls in Kenya. Great charity!

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  17. I learned that you can do home or virtual parties to sell their products and help raise money.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  18. "Every 30 minutes a woman is raped in Kenya." That's messed up.

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