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Wednesday
Dec032014

2014 and Looking Forward to 2015

Clean Water!

This fall, Staff of Hope’s drill rig turned west leaving the paved roads near the small town of Namanga and drove off road for many hours. After arriving at the drill location, our team turned on the drill rig, the drill bit began to rotate and push deep into the dusty earth of Africa. Our drill hit water! Lots of clean water was found deep within the earth!

The community of that drill site has a population of about 4,000 people plus their livestock. The people in this area have never farmed before. As this letter is being written, 2 new farms are now preparing to receive water from the well we drilled. We will also pipe water to our medical clinic. People will soon be able to take clean water directly from the well back to their families. We are building a trough for cows and a separate trough for goats. This area is being completely transformed thanks to the generous donations from Staff of Hope’s donors.

Education is key for people to grow and become self-sufficient. Oloile Secondary School, founded by Staff of Hope, strives to provide quality education for success in the present and future. Our school is one of the top ranked schools and has more of our graduates go on to higher education then any other in the district. During this special season, we invite you to continue to partner with us by making a generous donation to Staff of Hope.

Please consider making a donation by clicking here. Your donation will make an imearsuable impact in the lives of those we serve. Some examples of how far your donation go:

  • $35 Clean water to a family for a month
  • $50 Ten chickens to help two families be self-sustaining
  • $75 Goat helps a family be self-sustaining
  • $100 Teacher’s salary for a month
  • $200 Cow helps a family be self-sustaining
  • $420 Educating an Oloile school student for a year
  • $1,000 High Impact Team (funds go to most critical need impacting sustainability)
  • $5,000 Constructing the next needed building at our school

*Gift Matching - We are grateful to have a donor offering to match gifts up to a total of $10,000 through the end of 2014. Please consider giving an extra $10 or more and have your gift matched!

Monetary contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please consider giving not only an annual gift but also making your donation recurring.

Thank you for partnering with Staff of Hope and our neighbors in east Africa. Together we are making a difference in people’s lives.

Please share your friends, church, school or business.

Most Sincerely,

The Board of Directors

Saturday
Sep132014

Staff of Hope fundraiser is October 11, 2014 at the Chapel Hill Country Club, NC

You are invited! Help raise $ for clean water and education in Kenya.

The event will include hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, a silent auction, a reverse raffle to win $1,500 and an in depth talk by Staff of Hope's Co-Founder, Rev. Jeff Spainhour.

All guests should come ready to have fun and bring your cash, credit cards & checkbooks. This will be an informative and fun event.

Please share your plans to attend by emailing Nikki@staffofhope.org or jeff@staffofhope.org Please save your place ASAP for spaces are limited.

Fundraiser Details:
Location: Chapel Hill Country Club, 103 Lancaster Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27517 (Directions)
Date: October 11, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Cocktail dress
$35 / person and can be purchased online below:

# of Event Tickets:

or via mail to:
Staff of Hope
4711 Hope Valley Road, #114
Durham, NC 27707

Thursday
Dec052013

Merry Christmas and may 2014 be a year full of blessings!

Since our founding in 2001, we have worked together making a real impact in east Africa for tens of thousands of people each year. 

Each summer Staff of Hope hosts different groups to work in Kenya or Tanzania and the summer of 2013 was no exception.  When people come to east Africa for the first time it is common for people to say, “I did not know it was like this” or simply “I had no idea”.  East Africa is a place very different from what we are accustomed to.

The poverty faced daily in east Africa is unlike the challenges we face.  In Kenya it is normal to walk 5 miles to get water, and then carry that water, weighing 40 lbs., back home.  With your generous giving, Staff of Hope is able to drill 20 wells each year, giving water to 20,000 people plus their livestock and their farms.

Oloile SchoolStaff of Hope’s Oloile Secondary School is a place of growth.  Within the school compound plants are growing and birds have come in to nest because we have a water well.  In August 2013 a group of college students and parents from North Carolina came and fenced in our soccer field so that we can plant grass there and have the only grass field in the district.  Just as water changes everything, education changes everything.  We teach our students: as the plants are growing and water is the source for this growth, the students’ education is the source for their growth.  We believe education is their future to become self-sufficient and to break out of poverty.

Medical ClinicThis past August a medical team worked at the Staff of Hope rural medical clinic.  It was not uncommon to hear one of them say, “I did not know”.  After several days of treating the local poor this team got a glimpse of the difficulties these people must endure daily by not having water, or enough food.  Our clinic is the only clinic within a days walk so it is making an impact right where it is most needed.  In early 2014 we will drill a water well costing $38,000 to finally bring this poor and dry community clean running water.  All of the undesignated giving this Christmas season will be applied to drill this well.

Staff of Hope sees missions as not just offering a bandage then moving on; rather a long journey of walking together one step at a time.  During this special season we invite you to continue to partner with us by making a generous donation to Staff of Hope.

Monetary contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  

As you give please consider the impact your gift will make:

$35 Clean water to a family for a month

$75 Goat which helps a family be self-sustaining

$100 Teacher’s salary for a month

$200 Cow which helps a family be self-sustaining

$420 Educating an Oloile school student for a year

$1,000 High Impact Team (funds go to most critical need impacting sustainability)

$5,000 Constructing the next needed building at our school or the clinic well

$16,000 Remaining amount needed to drill the water well at the clinic

*Gift Matching - This year we are once again grateful to have a donor offering to match gifts up to a total of $20,000 through the end of 2013.  Please consider giving an extra $10 or more and have your gift matched!

Thank you for walking on this journey with Staff of Hope and our neighbors in east Africa.

Most sincerely,

The Board of Directors:

Dr. Moses Pulei, Co-Founder

Rev. Jeffrey Spainhour, Co-Founder

Kim Anglin, CPA, Treasurer

Doug Whyte, Secretary

Rich Edwards

Joshua Grizzle

Heidi Frost Heard

Rev. David Moore

Dr. Stan Moore

Bart Norman

Wendy Ridenour

Kathleen Sayler

 

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