Sunday, December 30, 2012

Orphanage Update

Orphanage We Are Building in Nakuru, Kenya

We wanted to update you on the progress of the orphanage we are building in Nakuru, Kenya for the St. Ann's Baby and Children's Home. Above is the latest picture with the roofing going up! We are so thrilled with the progress so far and are beyond excited to see the site this January as we will be taking a team of 10 volunteers out to Kenya to visit and help with this project and children. We want to thank you for your help in making this a possibility. When I personally look at the progress I think about how many people (and "hands") have gone into the construction of this orphanage. We want to thank you for your support in making this a reality for the children it will serve.

The St. Ann's Baby and Children's Home currently rents a property in Nakuru, Kenya, but they are currently facing eviction from their landlord. We have since stepped in and committed to help them build a home, which will forever be theirs (they own their own land as well!). This home will also help them become more sustainable as they will not have pay rent to a landlord/bank. This orphanage/home will house 23 children who have been abandoned, been affected by poverty/HIV/AIDS, and or domestic abuse.

We are about $27,000 into this project with $13,000 more to go! If you would like to be apart of this project and donate please visit!donate.

Again thank you for an amazing year of love, connection and service. We have had such an inspiring year in 2012 full of new and old faces involved in our events/cause! We appreciate your love and support and want to thank you for joining us in making a difference WITH OUR OWN TWO HANDS! As you can see above...we ARE changing the world :)

Happy New Year! May we have a year full of health, abundance, love and service!

With Love,

Lindsey Pluimer

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Running Inspiration with Bec!

Bec has an incredible story of growing up in Thailand and amazing weight loss. She is passionate about running and is so excited to run the Run Love 5k!

We ran with her and chatted about her journey:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Blueprints!

We are fundraising to build this beautiful home! Help us reach our goal of $40,000 by signing up for our 5K/10K. Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 3rd.

Here are the updated plans:

Meet Alice

This cutie pie was born on February 28, 2007. She was abandoned at birth and brought into the St. Ann's Home. She is the top in her class in school. She has great leadership skills and loves to sing and perform. She is very caring. 

We will be setting up a sponsorship system upon our trip to Kenya in January. But meanwhile, help us help Alice and the children of St. Ann's by signing up for our Run Love 5K & 10K, by attending our donation yoga classes, spreading the word about us. Stay tuned for more ways/events to get involved!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone!

Our team wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and take this time to reflect back on 2011. With My Own Two Hands Foundation was incorporated at the end of 2010, so 2011 was the first official full year as an organization. This past year was filled with so much growth and inspiration, and we wanted to say thank you for joining us in helping kids in Africa affected by poverty and HIV/AIDS. We were able to witness connection, unity, and love throughout our various events and were able to raise significant funds that will indeed change lives. We had a blast teaming up with you and our local communities to make a difference in the world around us. It's such an honor to be apart of a movement based on service and compassion and we would not be where we are today without you and your desire to give back to those in need.  We wanted to say thank you for recognizing the power of the yoga and sport communities and how we can team up together, using our talents and gifts, to impact the lives of children in need of necessities, love, and inspiration.

We are excited to inform you that we will be taking an amazing team of volunteers out to Narok, Kenya this month! We will be using the funds to donate beds, mattresses, school desks, school supplies and school books to the Nissi Orphanage. This is our first adventure in Kenya and we are excited to work with the 55 children of the Nissi Orphanage. We wanted to say thank you for helping us be able to make these donations possible for the children of Nissi. Each donation to our cause went a long way toward helping provide basic needs to the children. We are so excited to embark on this life changing experience and we wanted to say thank you for a year full of growth and inspiration! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

We promise to keep you updated on our upcoming adventure and show you how you helped make a difference in our world!

May 2012 be a year filled with peace, love and service!

WMO2H Team