Monday, January 23, 2012

Kimberton Students Can in USA to Help Canning Program in Africa

Each year the Garden Program at Kimberton Waldorf School in Phoenixville PA has a table at their annual Holiday Craft Fair where they sell canned goods, herbs, teas and salves made by the students from the produce they grow in the school garden under the direction of teacher Mrs. Celia Martin. It has been the habit of the garden department’s annual school fundraising event to donate 20% of it’s sales to a charity that the students discuss and decide upon. In 2010 the kids sponsored a family at the homeless shelter at the Salvation Army in Pottstown PA. In lead up to the December 2011 Craft Fair the students discussed many options and decided upon giving this year’s charitable portion of funds raised to MoringaCommunity.Org. The kids really liked the idea of canning in the USA to help the students of the Moringa Project in Ghana gain momentum on their own canning imitative to fight hunger throughout W. Africa. Between sales of canned goods, dried herbs, and Christmas wreath decorations, the Kimberton students raised enough money to donate over $700 to the Moringa project. Many thanks go out to students Hannah, Emily, Marie, Ella, Maggie, Areeya, Mitchell, and Ben who actively participated in this year's fundraising project and a special thanks for picking Moringa Community as your beneficiary. We will put your donated funds to immediate use in our own gardening and canning program at our compound in Ghana.