Thursday, 02 May 2013 09:14
Holy Savior parishioners sponsoring Kenyan girl
Students, parishioners raise money to help educate her through Kansas City charity
WICHITA – Holy Savior Catholic Church and Academy are sponsoring a 10-year-old girl from Kenya named Lucy Kinyua through the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.
Their latest fundraising effort for Lucy, conducted in February, raised $158, enough for five months of sponsorship. The activities included two “Tag Days” in which students could wear their casual clothes for a dollar.
The first Tag Day was held during Catholic Schools Week when students wore the national colors of Kenya, red, green and black. The second was on Valentine’s Day. Along with the Tag Days, money was raised by selling Valentine cookies and cards as well as raffle tickets for a Valentine stuffed animal.
Because of her sponsorship through CFCA, Lucy receives school supplies, shoes, monthly food stipends, community support, hope and the opportunity to continue her education.
CFCA, based in Kansas City, Kan., is a sponsorship organization that brings hope, love, and education to over 300,000 children and elderly people in 22 countries. Holy Savior began sponsoring Lucy in 2011. Parishioners and students pray, write letters, send cards, and offer monetary support for Lucy.
For more information or to participate in future events for Lucy, visit www.holy-savior.org.
Information and letters from Lucy are posted on the parish website under the Mission Outreach heading found in the Organization tab.
Want to sponsor a child?
If parishes, teachers, or individuals have interest in sponsoring a child through CFCA, please contact Christine Sementelli at (316) 648-4086 or
. To learn more about the organization Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, go to cfcausa.org.