Harvest Kids began when a 4-year-old girl and her 2-year-old sister heard of 25 orphan girls who were sleeping on a dirt floor at the Canaan Foundation School in Mukono, Uganda.
They felt such compassion for them that they wanted to build them a home. Then “Madilyn’s House” was built for the girls to have a home.
After a trip to Africa in June of 2013 that vision was expanded to include outreach to vulnerable children in central Africa.
This is being done through Harvest Vision Ministries Africa and the native African missionaries that they co-labor with.
The ministry was renamed Harvest Kids and continues to involve local children and young people in sharing the love of Jesus, through prayer and financial giving, to help these children.
This outreach provides mosquito nets, beds, housing, health needs, education and school supplies, clothing, and other basic necessities that each orphaned, abandoned, and impoverished child needs.
The kids help plan and do the fundraising, including recycling aluminum cans and donating their own change.
The children of Sedro Woolley and surrounding areas began meeting on July 20, 2013, to crush cans, count coins, and enjoy fellowshipping and doing other fun and amazing activities. On July 20, 2013, they delivered the first cans they crushed to the recycling and received $203.25.
As of April 2020, their donations from their change, recycled cans, and fundraisers have brought in over $37,000 that has been used to meet the needs of vulnerable children in Africa.
Harvest Kids has grown so much over the years, we now meet
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.
The Kids are involved in all kinds of community outreach, and we are always in need of new ideas and support.
This is such an amazing group of young people who are determined to push forward with such a loving positive attitude of the heart showing us all that “We CAN make a difference”.