When the Dow Children's Home started in 2008, they had no idea that in less than 10 years they would need to expand in such major ways. They were initially prepared to house 25 children, and the population is now over 80! Of course, they have made a lot of improvements along the way, and are constantly adapting the living areas, classrooms, and general compound to accommodate this growth.
What is a classroom in the morning, may be needed for a dining room or a meeting place in the evening. Last week's dorm arrangements may be shifted around this week as the children grow and needs for privacy are addressed.
With the recent acquisition of some nearby land, they are excited about this proposal to build new classrooms and dorm areas!
"It is time to make permanent changes so our children can have a greater sense of stability in their daily routines." -Mary Rose Dow
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These new proposals bring love and hope: the knowledge that the children will have solidly built, established classrooms and know where they are expected to be from day to day, the joy of having seating and desk space for each child, and the promise of adequate supplies to do their classwork.
Equally exciting, is the prospect of new living space for the children. The proposed dorms will serve to alleviate many current concerns. Girls' and boys' areas will be separate, each room will have less children and more space, and the arrangement will provide the children with more of a "home" atmosphere. With the planned expansion, they will be able to give the children a greater sense of family with those sisters or brothers who share their rooms, knowing the arrangements are more permanent. They will also feel a sense of ownership as their rooms will have themes that reflect their interests. They will be active participants in creating living spaces that are comfortable, fun, and make them feel secure.
100% of your gift will go directly to the Dow Children's Home building project in Kenya. All non-program expenses, such as fundraising and overhead, are paid for by a generous corporate benefactor: DAS Companies, Inc.
9% raised of $50,000 milestone
Total Needed: $120,000