Thursday, August 20, 2009

Children Helping Children!

Recently, the children who attended The Salvation Army in Irving summer day camp, raised money to purchase goats for The Salvation Army in Kenya! By participating in a variety of fundraising activities from car washes to cleaning up several neighbors' yards, the children raised $313!

Can a goat really help someone in Kenya? Yes! Goats nourish hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. Goats also give a much-needed income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy products for sale at the market.

The children were eager to present their hard-earned check to Major Brenda Raymer. Major Raymer will send the money to a Salvation Army officer in Kenya, who will purcahse the goats for a family in need-- see video below of Salvation Army officer and goat recipient!