10 to the 6th Kickoff Project News – Montrose Colorado

January 16th, 2010
10 to the 6th Kickoff - Colorado

10 to the 6th Kickoff - Colorado

Ten teenagers (okay, one of them is 22) from Montrose Colorado gathered to find out more about how to help the African Orphan children and they raised $30 in one night, enough to send an African orphan child to school and provide them with food each day FOR A MONTH.

Around the country RelclaimKids kicked off it’s 10 to the 6th campain to engage US youth in helping the children of Africa and raising scholarship funds for US youth to go on orphan relieve projects in Africa.  Each person brought $1 to a screening of the new ReclaimKids DVD

 

Montrose-SittingThey are each going to go find 10 friends to do the same, that is 10 to the 2nd…keep that going just 6 times and you have $1 Million. 

 

That would feed, cloth and school 10’s of thousands of African children and provide 100 US kids with the opportunity to go to Africa and work with the children. directly….very life changing for our own kids as well as the Africans.

Liberian Library Project News

January 12th, 2010

Here is the temporary library where we gather and mark all the books we have received for the library.  Thanks to all who donated the 1200 books we have so far!!!  Thanks to the kids who have helped with library setup.

Kids Helping the Liberian Library

Kids Helping the Liberian Library Temporary Liberian Library

Good News: Paynesville Clinic Project Ships Medical Supplies

January 12th, 2010

Eileen G managed to collect and ship a container with thousands of needed medical supplies to the clinic in Paynesville Liberia….WAY TO GO EILEEN.  May thanks to our friends in Germany who helped fund the shipping costs.

Youth Center Project

October 30th, 2009

Paynesville Youth Center

Download Project Flyer: Part1 Part2

On a recent trip to Liberia the ReclaimKids team visited a small structure where 50-80 children congregate nearly every day to play and learn while their parents are away at work. This is a community where the cost of daycare is out of the question for most parents so many children are left alone or with very young siblings while their parents work. The Kamara’s, concerned community members that care about the children, built a simple structure with walls made of thin, woven mats and each day the children congregate and Mother Comfort Kamara provides what she can in the way of learning, love and protection for the children. She teaches them songs, how to read and write Bible verses as well as teaching them national pride through the study of Liberian patriotic information and history.

During the months of rain from April to September, it is very difficult for the children to meet in this structure with little protection from the elements and the children spend these months without the nurture and protection provided by the Kamaras.

ReclaimKids seeks to provide a permanent cinder-block shelter for the work of the Kamara’s to serve the needs of the children in the Paynesville community.

Thank you for your interest in participating in this project. For further information, contact Clyde Fox at rueldaf@sbcglobal.net

For complete project details, download the Paynesville Youth Center project flyer here: Part1 Part2

Paynesville Medical Clinic Project

October 27th, 2009

UNICEF reports that 1 out of every 4 children in Liberia will not see their 5th birthday. About half of all births in Liberia are unattended by any medical professional resulting in high infant and maternal mortality rates.  Affordable, rural clinics are greatly needed for the Liberians still recovering from 14 years of war.

Download Paynesville Medical Clinic flyer

On the recent ReclaimKids trip to Liberia, we encountered individuals much in need for medical attention but with few options they could readily access and afford. Typically people have to travel long distances on foot for health care treatment, but either cannot endure the journey or afford the cost.  The NGO in Liberia with whom ReclaimKids partners, Apostolic Relief Services, has built a medical clinic in the rural area of Paynesville. In this community, the need is large and people are desperate. This clinic will provide affordable health care to the community and surrounding areas. The primary goal is to decrease infant and child mortality as well as treating long term illnesses and diseases. The people in Paynesville are visiting the clinic daily in anticipation.

We are looking for individuals, hospitals or companies to donate the following:

  • Medical supplies
  • Medications
  • Hospital equipment
  • Funds to complete the electrical and plumbing components

For more information contact egreffard@reclaimkids.org

Montrose Colorado Take It To The Streets Project

October 23rd, 2009

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Organize a Take it to the Streets Event!!!  Download this PDF
to find out how to have fun with your friends and raise awareness about the African Orphan issue by taking the issue TO THE STREETS of your community. 

 

Bomi Hills Liberia Library Project

October 23rd, 2009

UNICEF reports that 48% of Liberian adults and 30% of youth ages 15-24 are illiterate

Little Liberian Girl Reading

Little Liberian Girl Reading

Bomi Library Flyer

Book List

On our recent ReclaimKids trip to Liberia we noticed the extreme lack of books everywhere, including on the desks of teachers and school children. The teachers write on the board and the children copy it down and information is therefore limited to what the teacher can remember.  Books are very prized in Africa where the cost of a single book might represent a month’s salary. For this reason, ReclaimKids wishes to establish a community library in the remote area of Bomi Hills where local community members have donated furniture, property and labor to build a small building.

We have collected over 1200 books for the people of Bomi and a foundation has been laid for the 400 square foot cinder block building.  Please download the Bomi Library flyer attached for project information.  Click here to download a list of book African literature that would be much appreciated to suppliment books with Western orientation.  Below is general list of items needed. Books should reflect the average Liberian reading level of 6-8th grade.

Thank you very much for your support of this project for the fine, hospitable people of Liberia.

Bomi Library Project Sponsor
Patricia Byrd

BOOKS STILL NEEDED

  • Reference Books & atlases (post 1990)
  • Maps
  • Reference Books on Africa (geography is better than political)
  • Books on the African Childrens Book list
  • Please avoid books that reflect on the wars in Liberia or any negative information about Africa.

Arlon Royer Memorial Fund News

September 24th, 2009

arlon_memorial

Anyone who knew Arlon Royer was acquainted with a man of passion. His fervor led him to lands and labors of unusual scope and promise. Bro. Royer never lost his desire to come to the aid of disadvantaged children in Uganda.

Among other things, he founded schools to raise the hopes of orphans, and worked to create families for the fatherless.

To perpetuate this passion, and to give honor to his memory, the Royer family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Arlon Royer Memorial Fund created by ReclaimKids.

A father of the fatherless, and a Judge of the widows, is God in his Holy habitation. God setteth the solitary in families…. Psalms 68:5-6

Make your donation by clicking here.


Reclaim Kids Clinic Project

September 20th, 2009

The Liberian Clinic Project is moving along very well!!!  We have collected over 200 boxes of supplies and much needed crutches and other support items.

We are still very much in need of
Team members to go to the clinic grand opening currently schedule for Dec 2009

Funds for shipping items to Liberia

If you or anyone you know can help with this, please contact Eileen Greffard egreffard@reclaimkids.org

Bomi Hills Library Project

September 10th, 2009

BOMI HILLS LIBERIA
Library Project

ReclaimKids, a US-based non-profit serving the children of Africa, adopts the Bomi Hills Community Library project as an extension to current orphan housing and schooling projects operating in Bomi Hills; a rural, war ravaged area of Liberia.

ReclaimKids partners with Liberian NGO, Apostolic Relief Services (ARS) with 25 years of relationship tenure and experience managing African humanitarian projects.  The Bomi Hills Community Library, with an initial collection of 1200 books, will be built on a school campus where ReclaimKids currently manages orphan schooling and housing projects.