Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. – Howard Zinn
When we ask the question, “What is the power of 100 people working together on any project in the world to create positive change?” we are asking for more than our projects in Kenya. We have partnered with other organizations such as Promethean Spark International, Empowering the One, Good Deed Revolution, the Taylor Hagen Foundation, and Infinite Vision Clothing to create opportunities to serve locally.
At least once a month in Utah we host sew-a-thons, where volunteers can come and help us cut and sew various items that we take to Kenya, including:
Rescue Center Kit Bags
We promote the date, time, and location of the sew-a-thons in our Facebook Group.
Three times a year, in conjunction with the school terms in Kenya, we host Savers FUNDrives. For two weeks, we gather 13 gallon bags of donated clothing, with a goal of 400 bags per drive. We turn them into Savers on a designated day and time, and Savers will pay us for the clothing. 100% of that donation goes towards educational school fees for our 25 students in Kenya. We announce drop-off locations and dates in our Facebook Group, 100 Humanitarians International.
Quarters for Kids
In the Spring of 2018, we launched the Quarters for Kids program at an elementary school in Riverton, Utah. We did an assembly for 800 kids, talking to them about Kenya and what it is like for kids there. Then, we went around to the classrooms and handed out boxes to each teacher, with the instructions for the kids to volunteer with neighbors and family and friends in exchange for quarters to help pay for school fees for elementary kids in Kenya. Over the following ten days, the kids raised $1500! We were so proud of them! One of the ways that families can get involved is to do their own Quarters for Kenya service in their neighborhoods. We will be adding a flyer that you can use for it soon!