Thursday, June 17, 2010

Haiti 5K results

Yesterday, Larry had the pleasure of attending the "check passing" at Oak Hills High School from the Haiti 5k. To the for left is Lyn Oliver who worked very hard to get all the details in place for the race....thanks Lyn! On the far right is Ann Ryan who had the original idea of having this event....thanks Ann! She came to the "factory" during our emergency Haiti packs and was greatly impacted by the entire event.

Channel 5 News was also at the "check passing". Ann expressed to them how she was told not to expect more than 150 runners, but that almost 400 runners and walkers showed up. She was told that they would most likely not raise their goal of $10,000, but they raised over $12,000!!! Ann mentioned to Channel 5 that the students and the staff of the high school as well as the district and many other supporters loved the project - it gave them purpose and a mission.

Hopefully many others will follow their lead.

Thank you to everyone involved with this event!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Kids Against Hunger aid group seeks home - Cincinnati Enquirer 6-11-10


Kids Against Hunger "Factory" Needs a New Space

Popular Cincinnati program that feeds starving children must relocate

Cincinnati, June 9, 2010: People from Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton love the Kids Against Hunger program and the "Factory". So much so, that they have produced over 3.5 million high protein meals with 10,000 volunteers in just 2 years.

Now just as the demand for more food for children has increased, the lease with the current building ends in August. As a result, A Child's Hope International and Kids Against Hunger must move to a new "Factory" as soon as possible.

The greater Cincinnati area has an above average abundance of vacant and available commercial property. For that reason, this very popular charity is optimistic that a property management company, business owner, donor or group will graciously help relocate the "Factory" with little or minimal costs. The basic requirements for the "Factory" are:

· 15,000 sq. feet with a dock height loading dock

· A/C, heated, clean, visible frontage with parking for 60 cars

· Preferably in the Blue Ash, Springdale, or West Chester central corridor

Neal Sundermann, founder of Cincinnati Commercial Realtors, is assisting this endeavor and can be contacted by brokers and agents with any questions.

Download the full portfolio of information here. Upon request, additional background information can be sent to interested donors. Send inquiries and offers to help to A copy of the press release can be downloaded here.

Those interested are asked to consider a financial gift to help cover a property lease which may be an option. This may be done online, easily and securely at DonateNow. Specify Where Needed in the Contribution option. A long term, below market rate lease may be possible.

The current Kids Against Hunger "Factory" is located in Towne Center in Blue Ash, just 15 miles north of Cincinnati. The "Factory" is a former grocery store provided by the Kroger Company in support of A Child's Hope International - a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that serves the orphans of the world, the children in foster care and all hungry and vulnerable children. Kids Against Hunger is a program of A Child's Hope International. The Kroger Company has been an active supporter of A Child's Hope International for the past two years through the use of their store in Liberty Township and now the Blue Ash location.

Kids Against Hunger is the only program that feeds a starving child a high protein meal for just 25¢ a day. This incredible achievement (just 25¢ a day) has been accomplished through intentional efforts to enlist volunteers, minimize paid staff, maintain minimal overhead and keep fixed costs extremely low. Each volunteer that serves for just 2 hours can produce enough food to feed 1 child for 1 year. Through the generosity of the Kroger Company of Cincinnati and Berean Christian Stores in West Chester, countless children have lived another day.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

KAH in Honduras

Above is a picture of Pastor Lester Jones from Countryside Community Church in Lebanon. He is carrying one of the KAH boxes packed at the Berean Christian Stores "Factory" location in August 2009. It arrived in Honduras, February 2010. They love the food and want more!