Help Feed Their Future in 2014!
Feed Their Future is an opportunity for Bright Hope Allies to join with our partner in the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya to feed and educate 1,400 students, support their teachers, and promote sustainability initiatives.
Thanks to the All-Star Team of MLB Pitcher Justin Masterson, Moody Radio Cleveland, and generous allies in Ohio and beyond, the inaugural run of the Feed Their Future campaign raised close to $200,000 in 2013.
With the help of Masterson and our newest team member, Cleveland Indians Relief Pitcher Cody Allen, this year we want to raise $250,000!
Follow Our Progress and Feed Their Future!
Total as of November 10, 2014
Want to get involved in Feed Their Future? Donate today and help Team Bright Hope feed the future of the children in the Mathare Valley, support their teachers, and promote sustainability initiatives. Join us now!
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- A one-time gift of $136 will feed and educate one child and provide her teacher with benefits for a year!
- For $22 a month you can help feed and educate two children and provide their teacher with benefits for an entire year!
What will $250,000 do?
- $140,000 will feed and educate all 1400 children in the Mathare Valley School Feeding Program for one year.
- $60,000 will provide 30 vocational scholarships to high performing secondary school graduates.
- $50,000 will provide benefits for Mathare school teachers, including continuing education.
Cody Allen believes in seizing every opportunity to live out his faith. He decided to partner with Bright Hope after he became aware of the need through conversations with Justin Masterson.
“I’m excited to contribute to a greater purpose by partnering with Bright Hope for Feed Their Future. Every child deserves the opportunity to receive something as basic as a meal and schooling.” - Cody Allen
Justin Masterson and his wife Meryl are working with Bright Hope to help raise awareness of the plight of the extreme poor around the world and the positive affect the local church can have on transforming lives in those communities.
"God gives us gifts and we are to use them for His purposes. I’m looking forward to contributing to what God is doing through Bright Hope."
- Justin Masterson
About the Mathare Valley School Feeding Program
Mathare Valley is one of the oldest and largest slums in Nairobi, Kenya. It is estimated that 600,000 people live in one square mile of this slum. For seven years, the School Feeding Program has enabled children living in the Mathare Valley slum to have healthy, bright futures. Through a solid education and two warm meals every day, children on the program have steadily graduated to earn a degree and make a livable wage for themselves – thus breaking the cycle of poverty in their families.
The Mathare Valley School Feeding program is about more than food for today. It is about providing a child an opportunity for a new future. When a child is born into extreme poverty at an early age they are faced with a choice: Go to school or spend their days scavenging and begging for food. By offering them two meals a day while at school, they do not need to choose between their education and eating.
Learn more about Bright Hope’s programs in Mathare Valley.