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Charity Plug (Makindu)

At the request of a friend of mine, I wanted to make a plug for an online auction fundraiser for the charitable organization the Makindu Children's Program. From their website:

"Makindu Children's Program (MCP) is a charitable 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Brownsville, Oregon that operates a day resource facility called Makindu Children’s Centre (MCC) in a rural region of eastern Kenya. The Centre provides nutritional, medical and emotional support, access to basic education, and opportunities for vocational training for over 250 destitute orphan children. We are continuing to expand, and expect to serve over 300 children by the end of 2007. The children live in guardian homes in the community, and can come to the Centre daily for food, recreation, bathing, and laundering facilities, emotional support, and crisis intervention."


My friend bbikitten has worked for Makindu for a number of years now, and she's the energy and design-work behind the current online auction, which is going on through Oct. 13th. There's a link off the main Makindu page, or you can go here to check it out:


Some of the items are objects, and some are goods and services that would be of more use to people who are local to the Oregon area, perhaps, but at least there's a range of what's on offer.

I figured I would help her get the word out by posting this, and asking that if anyone out there thinks their own flist wouldn't mind, forwarding word of it on.