Summer News 2015

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It’s hard to believe it is already July! We are loving the summer, and have certainly been busy with exciting things!
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June was a fun month for fundraisers – the Medicine Hat Chapter hosted their first ever Hues for Humanity event, as well as the Drive the Wagon golf tournament. Both events were a success, and between them raised enough funds to feed 50 students one hot meal a day for a year at our Education Support Centers.

We are looking forward to holding our next Hues for Humanity event in Virginia this fall!
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We took a great group of students from Okanagan College to both Ethiopia and Malawi in May. It was a wonderful trip, full of great experiences!

The team was able to do medicals, and provide the community clinics in rural areas, as well as introduce some local children to Frisbee – a game they had never seen before!

We have just released the 2016 Schedule of Expeditions – take a look below!
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Spring 2015 Newsletter

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The past few months have been busy ones for Kids Hope Ethiopia! With an office now open in Virginia, two successful expeditions with more on the way, and warmer weather finally here – we are excited to share our spring news with you!

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We are excited to start a fundraiser called Hues for Humanity.  This event is a colorful fun run for the whole family where participants help raise funds through registration and pledge pages.  Hues for Humanity is taking place in both the U.S and in Canada and will be happening at different times throughout the year.  This summer Medicine Hat, Alberta will be hosting our first color fun run and will be starting off a great event that we hope to make a tradition.

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In the past few months we have had two very successful expeditions to Uganda and also to Ethiopia. We are excited for our next upcoming expedition taking place this August, the Global Youth Expedition.
Check out our blog and see what has been happening or take a look at our calendar to see what is coming up.  If you would like to participate in an upcoming expedition please contact Deb.

Some of our favorites:
A Kitchen For Kality
Puppets in the Theatre!
A New Roof
Music Without Boundaries (expedition with Andrew Allen)
Shirts and Shoes! 

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We are looking for people to host their own ‘fill up the summer’ fundraiser.  Pick any weekend in June to join our international fundraiser and set a goal to raise $1000 or more. Host your own backyard barbecue, dinner party, or even hold a bake sale and help support education for our students! Contact Rachel to set a date and get cooking! 

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The Foresight Fathers have been busy.  Ashebir is working hard as the new Program Manager, and we are excited to see what they are accomplishing!  (see more pictures

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Lots of young people are getting involved with holding their own fund raising activities whether it’s taking donations at their birthday, having a crazy-hat day at school or a lemonade stand in the park – we can use all the help we can get!

Happy National Volunteers Week!
We cannot do what we do without you!!
THANK YOU!!

Did you miss our year end newsletter?
If so, check it out here! 

Our address has changed! Our office is now located at
#210, 2472 Magnolia Ave
Buena Vista VA 24416

September 2014 Newsletter

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It’s hard to believe the summer is already over, and all our students are back to school for another year. To celebrate the start of another year, we are holding #backtoschoolstunts – an end of summer fundraiser! Check out the stunts we’ve already done, and donate to see us do more!

This year, we have added the Lira, Uganda Education Center to our growing numbers. It is exciting to reach into new areas and give these students an opportunity to reach their potential, and hope for their future.

But we can’t do it alone! We need your help to fill up the future for our students.

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Our Canadian Chapters have been busy this summer as well – getting ready for their annual events!

Okanagan Valley – Test of Humanity, Sept 21st
Calgary – Hope For Tomorrow, Nov 5th
Medicine Hat – Beyond Belief, Nov 19th

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We have had some amazing volunteers travel with us to Ethiopia and Uganda this year. Our Global Youth Citizen expedition was a wonderful experience for our students in Ethiopia, and the young adults who traveled together.

Expedition volunteers can now travel to one, two or all three of the countries we work in: Ethiopia, Uganda, and Malawi. For more information, or to start an application, contact Deb.

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This summer was full of activity and fun! We had young adults involved in our Global Youth Expedition, recieved profiles on the 50 children who are joining our program in Lira, Uganda this fall, and are still having a whole lot of fun with our #backtoschoolstunts fundraiser!

Check out our favourite blog posts from the past couple months:

Global Youth Expedition
Office Happenings
Fill it Up
Heart Wrenching – A Volunteer’s Experience

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June Newsletter


Dan Alger and Lyndon Grunewald (Executive Director of Canadian Humanitarian and Kids Hope Ethiopia) visited the Foresight Fathers and Students in Kersa and Turge in February.   Check out a few of their favourite pictures from the trip!

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With Kids Hope Ethiopia expanding and opening new programs, we are excited to announce that our expeditions are changing!
Expedition volunteers can now travel to one, two or all three of the countries we work in: Ethiopia, Uganda, and Malawi.  For more information, or to start an application, contact Deb.

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Another exciting announcement is that this fall, a new education support center will be opening in Lira, Uganda.
Help us fill up the center! We need books, school supplies, tuition, uniformssponsorships, and food.

Donate today to stock the new education support center and give children the tools they need to reach their potential!

Highlights From This Quarter

We are having an amazing year so far with two expeditions to Ethiopia, and summertime on its way.  Check out our favourite blog posts from the past couple months:

Guest Blog Post by Shelley Van B (expedition volunteer) 
Global Youth Citizen Award 
22 Children in 22 Days 
Making a Difference 
Scholarship Update: Eyerusalem 

Come find us on facebook, twitter, and linkedin.

Newsletter: April 2014

February Expedition
20 Volunteers traveled to Ethiopia with our February 2014 Expedition Group. Because the group had a wide range of skills, we were able to offer medical care, renovate and paint two education centers and much more! Read about our adventures by Heather, and Colleen on our blog.

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January 2014 marked a new Chapter’s birth for Canadian Humanitarian, Kids Hope Ethiopia’s sister organization in Canada.

We are delighted to announce the formation of a new fundraising Chapter, with an enthusiastic group of volunteers, in Lethbridge, Alberta .

If you would like to begin a chapter in your area contact us.
Child Sponsors Needed

Our Child Sponsorship Program is growing!

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Help us sponsor 22 children in Ethiopia in 22 days. Please share to help us reach our goal.

Canadian Humanitarian is also pleased to announce our new programs in Uganda and Malawi. We are very excited to offer Canadian Humanitarian’s unique afterschool program in these countries. Help us sponsor 100 new children by September in time for their new school year!