Ten years ago, our Founder, Jennifer Musick Wright, embarked on her first journey to Kenya. She was a college sophomore, searching for direction. Little did she know her experience would shape her future in such a profound way. It was during that trip, after witnessing the atrocious conditions at a government-run orphanage, that she decided to build a children’s home. She returned to college with laser focus, and 7 months later HEAL became an official not-for-profit organization.
The past 10 years have been formative. There have been seemingly insurmountable challenges, but with determination, courage and a lot of faith, HEAL has developed into an organization which affords vital resources to orphans and vulnerable children. At Rapha Community Center in Kenya, we provide complete care for 50 children, a majority of whom are total orphans and some who were rescued from abusive living situations. In addition, we provide quality education to over 80 students from the surrounding community.
In honor of our 10th Anniversary, we would like our HEAL Giving Challenge to be the best yet! Help us to celebrate all that we have accomplished in the past 10 years by giving as much as you are able by December 31. Your generosity will launch us into the new year, and enable us to help even more children to have brighter futures. Launch us into the next decade of our organization’s life with the resources we need to continue to develop the facilities and programs at Rapha Community Center. Our first goal is to raise $20,000 to construct 2 science laboratories, which will greatly enhance the educational experience of the students at our school. Your donation, in any amount, will help us to reach our goal. We need your support to continue the crucial work we have started. Here’s to many more years of raising our world, one child at a time.