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Hi! I’m Amy, and I’m a marketing manager at a nonprofit in NYC. I’m thrilled to be going back to see my “South African family” at iKhethelo Children’s Village this March 30 - April 9. iKhethelo has been a huge part of my life over the past 7 years - I’ve visited every year since 2012, and in 2015, I spent 8 months there as a volunteer. It was wonderful doing life together with the kids and staff there, and I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to go back, even if just for a short time. Despite having gone every year, it’s always incredible to see how much the kids have grown and changed. It’s hard to believe that some who were in elementary school when I first met them are now thinking about college and getting jobs!

 

This time around, I’ll be traveling with a team of 6 volunteers to lead an on-site camp during the kids’ school holidays. Past activities have included Bible study & worship, arts & crafts, sports, and field trips. We’re excited to plan new activities this year, and do some of the old favorites again (cupcake making and ice skating are always a hit!).

 

We’ll be taking the trip through LoVE USA, a US-based non-profit that has been supporting iKhethelo Children’s Village for many years. As a “goer”, I am so grateful and encouraged by the support of the “senders” over the years. We couldn’t have done this without you! We are fundraising as a team, and each of us will be raising $2700 to cover flights, meals, transportation, etc. The rest goes toward the various projects we'll be doing while we're over there, as well as donations for iKhethelo. We are excited to invest in the future of the kids through trips like this one and hope to be a blessing to iKhethelo for years to come!

 

Giving online:

100% of your donation is tax-deductible through the giving link on the right.

 

Giving by check:

If you would prefer to give by check, checks can be mailed to

LoVE USA

PO Box 1007 Agoura Hills CA 91376

Please write in the memo: iKhethelo 2018 Trip

 

Note: Per IRS regulations, you may not write names on the check.
We are raising funds as a team. That means, if a teammate raises more than his/her portion, the excess will be used for other team members and projects. Please note that according to IRS Guidelines (Pub 526) in order for a donation to be deductible, its use must be left to the discretion of the charitable organization.