Approximately 50,000 persons have died in the Makueni District of Kenya. If we assume that each person had one child, that’s 50,000 children left homeless/orphaned. The seven original supporters of MACHAO had a vision to house each orphaned child, one child at a time. Help a child feel safe and secure by hosting your own fundraising gathering. Join forces with members of your church, book club, sorority or fraternity, or investment club to raise money and quilts for the orphaned children. Have on hand flyers and donation envelopes for those that want to give financially during the quilting party.
Details of the quilt:
1) the children sleep on cots which are no bigger than a twin size bed. Please make your quilts for the size of a twin size bed.
2) the fabric/material must be 100% cotton, including the matting/filler on the inside.
3) once you have had your party and are ready to send you quilts, download and complete our printable donation form [PDF] and send the form and the quilts to us by mail. Mail it to us at:
The Machao Orphanage Foundation
P.O. Box 3856
Glendale, CA 91221
4) Enclose the group name and members name who participated along with your story. Also enclose a CD which contains pictures of your quilts in a jpeg format. We will feature your story on our website. Asante!
If you have questions, email us at info @ machaoorphanage.org or call us at 818.377.5120.