Portion for Orphans expresses its sincere appreciation to the many enthusiastic supporters, sponsors, participants and volunteers of the Hope Run 2003 fundraising event. More than 150 people took part in this worthy project: 107 participants registered to walk or run, while over 40 volunteers kindly offered their time, energy, encouragement, and numerous other gifts. Contributions of each individual participant worked together to make the Hope Run a truly successful event.
As a result of the overwhelming generosity of businesses in our community, we are proud to announce that every penny of registration fees went directly to Joseph’s House of Hope in Mombasa, Kenya. The Hope Run raised over $2,000, which translates into over 90,000 Kenyan shillings. This amount goes a long way in Kenya, and, at Joseph House of Hope, these funds have accomplished a lot!
Carol Bockle is the founder of the Joseph House of Hope and currently oversees all of the children there. Before the Hope Run took place, Carol had a vision of using the proceeds of the fundraiser to purchase two new sewing machines for the girls and several new carpentry tools for the boys. The children are learning crucial skills that help them, as well as their school and their orphanage become self-sufficient. It’s difficult to express how overjoyed and thankful she was to learn of the success of the 2003 Hope Run. Thank you for making a difference!