"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"

"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"
aka "Miss Victory"

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My favorite charity: Bright Star School



Ms. Hinkle was my middle school gym teacher in Kokomo. Her sister was my high school french teacher. They were both among my very favorites.

In 2002, God called Ms. Hinkle to start the Bright Star School in Nairobi Kenya. The humble beginnings of this school was a building framed with sticks on a dirt floor with lean-to type metal walls and were a far cry from the classroom you see in the picture here.

Seven years later there are several proper buildings. The compound has running water, electricity, bathrooms, dormitories, nutritious meals, and most importantly an education which is most coveted among the children of Nairobi's slums.

Aside from the fact that my former teacher founded and runs the project from Kokomo Indiana, it is my favorite charity because 100% of the donated funds go directly to the school and the children. There is zero cost in administrative fees. And recently they became a not-for-profit so your gift is tax deductible.

Our government should be run so efficiently.

Anyway, I mention Bright Star School on the blog today because Ms. Hinkle is taking a group in May to look after the school. I know they could use extra donations for all kinds of incidentals. They also plan to give medical check ups to all the children and will be buying medical supplies.

If you feel called, please give. These children don't waste the opportunity given to them and Ms. Hinkle doesn't waste a dime of the money we send. Again if you feel called, here's the donation link to paypal and remember it is tax deductible.

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