Hello everyone out there in blogger/internet land. About ten years ago, our aunt Kathy started “Mothers Without Borders,” a non-profit organization that provides shelter and a family environment for orphaned children in the African country of Zambia. Mothers Without Borders’ "vision" is simple:
Mothers Without Borders envisions a world where children are safe and loved, understand their value, and are given opportunities to thrive, grow, and contribute to their world in meaningful ways. Mothers Without Borders intends make its vision a reality by creating a world where children's voices are heard - where caring adults join together to provide access to clean water, nutritious food, safe shelter, education, and medical care for all children, especially those who are alone and without advocacy.
Many of you may have heard us talk about the work Mothers Without Borders does. In the past five years our parents have spent many weeks over in Zambia helping in the construction of the Children's Village, and our brother Greg and his wife Whitney were able to go to Zambia a couple of weeks as volunteers. The Children’s Village is a wonderful place where Mothers Without Borders’ vision has become a reality. What started out as a raw piece of land is now developed with a huge warehouse, two houses attached to the warehouse, available drinking water coming out of a hose, solar power, cultivated crops, and chickens. The Children’s Village houses two families and twenty-one kids! What a miracle! And if you understood how slow going everything is over there, "miracle" is an understatement. Aunt Kathy was clearly inspired in forming Mothers Without Borders, and all of its success has come as a gift from God.
Why am I writing about Mothers Without Borders on a baking blog? Recently, the truck owned by Mothers Without Borders that has been used to develop the Children’s Village broke down. With more than 300,000 miles on its back, the truck is done. Without a truck, development of the Children’s Village has ground to a halt, with so much good left to accomplish. That is where you come in. We, as a collective Headlee family, have decided to raise as much money as possible to permit Mothers Without Borders to purchase a new truck. To try and do our part to raise funds we are going to have a
CINNAMON ROLL FUND RAISER!!!!!
No pressure needs to be felt from anyone, but if you are feeling a need for something sweet while blessing the lives of many children over in Zambia, please sign up! The cost?
ONLY $10.00 a dozen!
That is really pretty cheap considering the 12 homemade pieces of goodness dripping with creamy frosting! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how many dozen you would like. We will be making deliveries next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 9th, 10th and 11th, please specify when you would like them. If you would like to pick them up, no problem. We will be accepting cash, check and can even send you an invoice through PayPal! If cinnamon rolls is not your thing but you would still like to contribute to the cause, that is great! Every little bit helps. Our goal is to raise $500. So don't wait! And all our friends and family here in town, put the word out for us! Copy our post into your blog, or provide a link so others can join in the cause. We really appreciate anything you can do. We firmly stand beside our aunt on this cause and hope that you will too!