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Sister Mary’s Children fund-raiser a success

— Organizers for the first Sister Mary’s Children, Inc, 501(c)3 Non-Profit’s Fund-raiser, held Nov. 5, state it was “an astounding success!”

“You contributed $20,000 to benefit the lives of some extra special children!” stated a news release. “It far exceeded our wildest dreams. However, we should have known what giving people live in this area. Your contributions allow the current needs and wishes from the projects funded by Sister Mary’s Children, Inc. 501(c)3 to be filled:

•Bethany: Yearly salary for Bethany’s on-site staff nurse, shoes and clothing for the children and paving of the Bethany Home playground;

•Thembelihle Home: School supplies for the on-site school for 40 children, college fees for two Thembelihle Home graduates entering year three of their bachelor’s degrees at Rhodes University, Georgetown, S.A., and replacement of two broken wood stoves and firewood for the winter;

•Ikwezi Lokusa Rehab and Development: Generators for the workshops to allow for training during power shortages, one month of meals for one trainee, and one year salary for a workshop instructor.”

Members of the Sister Mary’s Children, Inc. Board are Joan Riggers, Mary Lytle, Steve Tacke, Brenna Riggers, Sue Tacke, and Joan Brown.


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