Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Only Two Days Left to Win a Brand New Ipod Touch!!

I am re posting because this wonderful drawing ends in a few hours, so buy your ticket before you start your Black Friday shopping.  Don't miss out on your chance to win and help out a wonderful cause at the same time.

A very generous supporter of Kenya's Kids in Need has donated a brand new 32 GB 4th Generation Ipod Touch! 

All money raised from this giveaway will go toward Galilee Primary School and Waddington High school exam fees in the Kayole-Soweto Slums of Kenya. The Kayole-Soweto slums have been called one of worst slums in the world. The houses are usually made of tin, and have only one room where the entire family eats and sleeps. Bathrooms, running water, and electricity are a luxury not found in here. But there are children here, children that need an education, if they are ever going to leave the slums. Kenya's Kids in Need is helping these children get an education. Education is their one path out of poverty.


At the completion of both primary and secondary school, students in Kenya take the national certificate exams. These exams are extremely important as the results determine who can go on to receive a higher education. The cost of registering for the exams is more than most families earn in a year.


Galilee Primary School and Waddington High School are beacons of hope in this desolate environment. Education is their hope for the future and to break the cycle of poverty. Kenya’s Kids In Need is a 501 (c )(3), is completely volunteer run and all items have been donated so 100% of the proceeds (Paypal fees) support the Galilee Primary School , Waddington High School , and Holly House orphanages on campus.


Join us in this effort by purchasing a chance to win this 4th generation 32 GB ipod Touch. Entries are:

$5 each or 3 for $12.


Enter by the donation button below!  All entries must be received by November 25th.  Drawing will be held on December 1st!


Thank you for your support!
 
 


If you would like to enter without making a donation, send your name, address and email to:


Kenya's Kids In Need, Inc.
PO Box 560743
Orlando, FL. 32806


All entries must be received by November 25, 2010, each entry must be sent in separately. Multiple entries in one envelop will be treated as one entry.



Thursday, November 18, 2010

eBay Auction a Huge Success!!

We tallied all the figures from the eBay auction after it ended last night. We earned a grand total of $1400.93!! This is very good news. (There is always the possibility that some winner will not pay for their item, but we have had very good compliance on that. So hopefully this amount will hold up after all payments have been received.)


We do have some items that we did not have time to put up in the first round.  We will be listing those next week, along with any item that did not sell in Round 1 and some new donations that came in after this round started.  Right now we are set to go with Round 2 for the remaining items next Friday, November 26th.

So.....how are we doing on reaching our goals? Not bad!! The first goal was to pay off the loan which was used for the extraordinary expense related to this year's KCSE exam. We needed a total of $2335 to cover the extra expense of supplies for the practical portion of the science subjects. We had already raised $1027 before the auction started. We had $1308 to go. This covers that!!!! So GOAL # 1 IS MET!!! YIPPEE!!!

We have approximately $92 of the auction money leftover to work on Goal # 2. We also received another $5 donation from a sponsor and a $15 donation from a non-sponsor! So we are $112 on our way toward the $880 that we need to cover all of our 2011 Standard 8 kids taking their KCPE exams. Just $768 to go and we will assure every single Standard 8 student that they can take their exam. This exam determines whether they can continue on to high school. We want them all to have this chance.

We still have one week to go in the iPod drawing. I have not included any money collected for tickets for the drawing. I am waiting until we have a grand total when the deadline hits. That will put a dent in the remaining $768. That plus Round 2 of the auction should cover all of Goal # 2. That is my sincere hope.

Then comes Goal # 3. This is where we attempt to tackle the enormous task of paying for the KCSE for our 2011 Form 4 kids. We expect to have 70 candidates next year. Our goal is to raise 1/2 of the money needed - with Fanuel attempting to raise the other half on his end, from parents and businesses. That particular target (our half) is $3815. That money is needed by February 1st of next year. The more we can make on the iPod tickets and the second round of the auction, the less you will have to hear from us trying to raise these dollars! :)


Thanks to everyone who bid on items and shared the auction with others!! You are doing amazing things for these kids.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ebay Fundraiser Last Day!

Today is the last day of bidding for our 4th Annual Ebay Auction!

Many items have very low bids or even no bids at all.  Take a look, place a bid and get some great items for up to a 1/3 off of retail!

Today's item is a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament The scorpion New In Box! 

This is a Magic Ornament. It features glowing lights on the Scorpion's wing panels and exhaust port as well as the landing lights. The cockpit instrument panel is also lighted.


Perfect for your Star Trek fan!

Click here to place a bid

Click here to see all the other wonderful items we have up for bid.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ebay Fundraiser Item of the Day


Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire Audio CDs


Written by J. K. Rowling and Read by Jim Dale

Contains 17 CD's over 20 hours of listening.

Don't Delay Bidding Ends Tomorrow!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ebay Fundraiser Item of the Day!

Green Down Town Bag

Downtown, midtown, or uptown, this colorful and stylish bag is one accessory you'll want in hand when you go out on the town. Made from recycled rice and feed bags, each handbag helps the environment and assists women artisans in Cambodia take a step toward economic independence at the same time.




* 100% recycled rice and feed bags * Bag zips closed on top * Interior contains one zippered and two open pockets * Approximately 12" T x 11" W x 6" D (30.5 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm) * Handmade in and fairly traded from Cambodia



Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!





Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ebay Fundraiser Item of the Day!

A Chrismas Story 20 Inch Leg Lamp Prop Replica

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp desktop version is a scale model of the life size leg lamp. Every detail is the same right down to the fishnet-clad leg and the fringed yellow shade! A single 3-way switch allows the leg and socket under the lampshade to light up independently or together. Measures 20 inches.
It's a Major Award!!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ebay Fundraiser Item Of the Day!


Fabulous Hand Made Cowl and Beanie

This matching set is the perfect accessory to help you transition from fall to winter. Stay warm and be in style when wearing this hat and cowl set, hand knit in autumn colors. The green beanie style hat measure 9 inches across the base. The ample cowl is one continuous circular piece measuring approx 20 in long and 8 inches high when laid flat.

It is very well made by the Halfknits and donated to us for this special auction.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ebay Fundraiser Item of the Day!


Rose quartz necklace with 18 carat gold filled chain by designer April Star Davis

This necklace/pendant is a beautiful light pink.

The rose quartz necklace has an 16 inch chain. The quartz pendant is tear drop shaped approx 1 inch.

Retail value $120!



Thursday, November 11, 2010

4th Annual Ebay Fundraiser is Underway!

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Kenya's Kids in Need is having an eBay auction to raise funds for Galilee Primary School and Waddington High school exam fees in the Kayole-Soweto Slums of Kenya.

At the complete of both primary and secondary school students in Kenya take the national Certificate Exams. These exams are extremely important as the results determine who can go on to receive a higher education. The cost of registering for the exams is prohibitive for the majority of our families who live on less than a dollar a day. Many of our families live in one room, tin sheet huts without electricity or running water. What little income they might make goes for the basics like providing a meal a day for their family. They struggle to send their children to school and the children struggle to receive an education.

Education is their path out of poverty and Kenya's Kids in Need wants to make sure their hard work is rewarded by assuring every eligible student is able to take the exams.

This year’s auction is even bigger and better than last year! Grab your wish list and get shopping! We have home décor items, jewelry, original paintings, electronics, DVDs, Africa art and jewelry, handmade items, new clothing, and much much more!

Just go to eBay and search KKIN (Kenya’s Kids In Need) or go to our charity page here to see all the items that have been wonderfully donated for Kenya’s Kids In Need.

Remember every bid helps!

Kenya’s Kids In Need is a 501 (c)(3), is completely volunteer run and all items for the auction have been donated so 100% of the proceeds (after eBay and Paypal fees) support the Galilee Primary School, Waddington High School, and Holly House orphanages on campus.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

KKIN 4th Annual Ebay Fundraiser - A Sneak Peek



Our 4th Annual Ebay Fundraiser is right around the corner!  Above is just some of the almost 200 items that will be up for bid.  This year all the money raised will go toward the exam fees for both the kids in class 8 at Galilee and the form 4 kids at Waddington High School. 

At the completion of both primary and secondary school, students in Kenya take the national certificate exams. These exams are extremely important as the results determine who can go on to receive a higher education. The cost of registering for the exams is more than most families earn in a year.


The auctions will be begin on November 11th.  To find all our fabulous items go to ebay and search KKIN or go to our Mission Fish Charity Page at Kenya's Kids In Need.

Kenya’s Kids In Need is a 501 (c )(3), is completely volunteer run and all items for the auction have been donated so 100% of the proceeds (after eBay and Paypal fees) support the Galilee Primary School , Waddington High School , and Holly House orphanages on campus.


Enjoy the sneak peek and happy bidding!