Portion for Orphans: Trips and Events
Marshall Hope Run 2008
Run & 1-Mile Walk, Downtown Marshall, TX
Marshall Hope Run and Walk 2008 was a huge success! Participation
rose from 89 runners and walkers last year, to 151 this year.
Last year, about $5,000 came in during the week of the race.
This year, approximately $8,000 was received in registration
fees and donations within a two-week period surrounding the
event. We thank all the participants, volunteers and supports
for making this event possible! In particular, we would like
to thank the following sponsors: Allred Veterinary Hospital,
East Texas Sports Center, the UPS Store, Maverick Finance,
and the Grub Sack. Please visit hoperun.org to
view the results
of the 5K run and to see the Hope
Run picture gallery.
Hope Run 2007
4th Annual Hope Run took place on January 13th,
2007 in Marshall, Texas. It was awesome to see so many people taking
part in helping to meet needs of orphans overseas. Thanks so much
all of you for helping in so many ways!!! And Praise God that the
'100% chance of thunderstorms' predicted by the weather forecasters
for the morning of the Hope Run did not become a reality. : )
We had 89 runners and walkers, lots of volunteers and we raised
just under $5,000!!! 100% of that will directly benefit orphans
in the orphanages mentioned below. (Donations do not cover administrative
or travel expenses of Portion for Orphans Directors or the cost
of the Hope Run).
[Click here to view more pictures]
Working with orphanages in Eastern Europe and Asia
- October Yaroslavl, Russia at
Internat #9 Orphanage - 190 Children
- November/December Beijing, China
with China Care
- January Kathmandu, Nepal volunteering
- February In Kakinada, India (SouthEast
coast) with Paparao and Mission to the Nations
- March Pattaya, Thailand (Just South
of Bangkok on the coast) at Pattaya
- April Manila, Philipines with Growing
Great Kids – Orphanage Staff Trainers
Why? The goal of this journey was to reach out
beyond our borders and beyond those where we had reached in the
past, in order to gain a greater awareness of orphans around the
world. We worked with various organizations to learn which of their
activities are effective at ministering to orphaned children. During
this trip, we also took as many opportunities as possible to 'do
little things with lots of love' to encourage and show compassion
to children who really deserve it.
Who? Sally Allred and Josh Perry. We are two
friends interested in learning more about and helping orphans in
other countries where the needs are said to be among the greatest.
How? We are so passionate about this that the
two of us have worked hard to save our own money in order to fund
this trip. We have held two fundraisers that allowed us to meet
immediate needs of the children and to make contributions along
What have we accomplished? In each orphanage,
we worked as volunteers trying to have as much one-on-one contact
with the children as possible. Our duties in each place ranged
from teaching English to the children and the staff, to coordinating
activities for the children, to teaching Early Childhood Development
Strategies to the staff (Sally is a pre-school teacher) and teaching
Bible if asked to do so. Josh took part in some of the above activities
and a variety of other tasksk, such as outdoor activities with
the kids. In addition we were able to make a number of contributions
to meet vital physical and medical needs of a number of orphaned
Hope Run 2005
than 60 people participated in various ways in the Third Annual
Hope Run held on August 20, 2005 in Marshall, Texas.
Through this 5K run and 1 mile walk Portion for Orphans raised
over $3,000. 100% of the
proceeds of the event will be used
to meet the direct needs of orphans in Eastern
Europe and Asia.
Working with an Orphanage in Mombasa, Kenya
for Orphans worked with children at St. Joseph House of Hope in
Mombasa Kenya. By being there personally as well as raising funds
for the orphanage, Portion for Orphans left a lasting impact on
children in Kenya. Improving the facilities of the orphanage, supplying
meals for 300 children, teaching English and Math, providing medical
care to critically ill children are just a few of the many ways
in which Portion for Orphans touched their lives.
gallery from St. Joseph House of Hope.
Read newsletters from Mombasa,
Hope Run 2003
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
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!
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
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!