H A R V E S T K I D S
Harvest Kids are young people that are doing fundraisers, such as recycling aluminum cans, collecting change through Change the World and car washes to meet the basic needs, such as mosquito nets, beds, school supplies, and other basic needs of vulnerable children in Central Africa. You can see more needs of vulnerable children and check the progress of the projects by visiting the How to Help page.
In July 2013, after Kylee and her children visited Uganda to check on the progress of the Madilyn's House Project and saw the need to include our children here in helping meet the needs of their young brothers and sisters in Africa. The kids started to collect aluminum cans to help purchase mosquito nets for the orphans and abandoned children (77) that are living with Pastor Jonathan & Janet‘s home or at the Canaan Foundation school in Mukono, Uganda. Malaria is the number one cause of sickness and death and we are praying that everyone can help meet this need. The first Harvest Kids day was July 20, 2013 and the cans turned in were enough to purchase 20 nets. Cans can be dropped off at the Fellowship Center at 9467 Pierce Lane in Sedro Woolley or give us a call to pick them up. Whenever kids are available, we encourage them to collect or call to help. Harvest Kids meet the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month from 10am - 2pm at 9467 Pierce Lane in Sedro Woolley. Cans are crushed & redeemed, then the net we use to track our progress is updated at the Harvest Center. Together these young people are showing that they “CAN make a difference”. To find out more about the Madilyn's House Project, click here.
The Lord has revealed so many ways in which we can bless and meet the needs of people throughout the world that don’t take large amounts of money. Dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and even pennies can purchase medicine, food and help with school fees for our brothers and sisters in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.
We are making small “banks” which can be used to collect change from family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. This is a wonderful opportunity for children and young people to be involved and make a difference in building His Kingdom and help meet the needs of the hungry, thirsty, naked, astranged, sick, imprisoned, widows and orphans. Everyone needs to know that their contribution is significant and can make a difference. An equal blessing is to witness people coming together to meet these needs. A soccer, baseball or basketball team. Boy scout, Cub scouts or Girl Scouts. Dance or karate club. School or class project. Church youth or children’s ministry. Family reunion or trip to the park. The guys or gals on break at the job. How about that change everyone puts in the ashtray of their car? Please help us “Change the world!”
It has been a privilege for the kids to learn about how the people live in Africa and to be taught about some of the problems that they have that may be different than our living conditions in the USA. Malaria is the number 1 cause of death in Africa and most of the over 600,000 deaths a year are children. The Harvest Kids have now purchased treated mosquito nets for all the children that sleep on the floor of two different schools in Uganda and the families and orphans that live with two different pastors. In the first four months of crushing cans and counting their change, they have purchased 152 nets.
The kids raise money for all kinds of school supplies and other items that can be helpful to the schools. Pencils, erasers, pens, sharpners and notebooks for the students and teaching posters, flash cards and training aids for the teachers. Obviously, encouraging handmade art work to put in the classrooms and the dorms of those that live at the schools and how special it is to have a home-made pillowcase dress for the young women!
Please check out the "Completed Projects" page for more information on the mosquito nets, bunk beds, school supplies and other projects the Harvest Kids are supporting.
What a fun and creative way to introduce your child and their friends to Harvest Vision Ministries. The coloring book has information on the USA, Mexico and Africa, including maps, flags and pictures for them to color with the names in English, Spanish and Swahili.
For information about Harvest Kids, including the availability of tee-shirts and coloring books: Contact Kylee (Wilman) Walker 360-540-0890 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To support this and the on-going work in Africa, go to our secure online donation site, E-giving.