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Sponsor Spotlight: 147 Million Orphans



If there is any company, created by moms, out there, that has inspired me and convinced me that I could do this fundraiser for orphans, it is 147 Million Oprhans. I LOVE them and their work!  I will not bore you with my own words.  The following is from their website:


The 147 Million Orphans Mission:
1. To provide food, water and medicine to children in need worldwide

2. To bring awareness to the orphan crisis

3. To assist adoptive families with fundraising through the sale of
original and handmade products




During this past year, 147 Million Orphans focused on its Mission by:

1. Providing over 100,000 meals for children in Uganda

*Helping to build water wells in Ethiopia and Honduras

*Providing funding for HIV education and medicine

*Giving funds to ministry partners in the United States, Ethiopia, Haiti, China and Honduras
to provide meals for children


2. Selling over 20,000 products to raise awareness and ignite discussion about the orphan crisis


3. Partnering with over 200 adoptive families as they fundraise for their adoptions, both
domestically and internationally.


Meet our Founders....
Suzanne Mayernick &; Gwen Oatsvall
 
We are two moms who have a heart to care for orphans everywhere! We met nine years ago as we were both going through our first adoptions (one domestic and one international) … Thirteen kids and seven adoptions later, we are bound together through faith and mission. We love “doing life together” and accepting the call to speak up for orphans everywhere. We want to help as many people as possible to see the 147 million orphans as scripture calls them, “…those who have no voice.” We want to help you find your YES in caring for an orphan ... Could it be adoption, sponsoring a child, volunteering for orphan care ministry, rocking babies at an orphanage, financially supporting someone adopting, or buying 147 products to provide food, water, and medicine? The first YES is always the hardest, but impacting a child's life and bringing them hope is true JOY!!! Join us as we give a voice to the voiceless ...  

Chasing Our Calling, Gwen & Suzanne

Life for these families is always an adventure, and you can follow it here:

SUZANNE’S BLOG: joiningthejourney.blogspot.com

And they make some super cute shirts to increase awareness and to raise money for their projects around the world.  Please go check out the items here. The pictures do not copy and reprint well, but they have amazing jewelery from Uganda and Haiti, mugs, tumblers and their signature 147 Million tees.
 
Gwen and Suzanne have been so generous to donate several items to our giveaway.  So, go check out their store or like them on Facebook to show your love and appreciation!

 

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  1. I just realized your 5k run in on Sweetest Day! How appropriate to run while fundraising for these little sweethearts :)

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