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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013


Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Monday, December 31, 2012

World Serve International

Friday, December 28, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

World Serve International

 
One cannot help but be very impressed by the vision of Wings of Kilimanjaro – an extraordinary adventure travel and sports event of extreme paragliding from Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. However, it is not just a unique stage for adventurers, but a great opportunity to help some of the neediest communities in Tanzania to receive safe, clean water and other vital assistance. I am delighted to give my support to the Wings of Kilimanjaro initiative and all those that will take part as they raise funds for charities serving communities in Tanzania.”
Douglas M. Pitt
Goodwill Ambassador, United Republic of Tanzania

WorldServe International is a community development Charity working in close cooperation with Maji-Tech, a social enterprise it founded in 2002. Headquartered in Arusha, near the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Maji-Tech specializes in safe water projects requiring deep Borehole drilling and the installation of water pumping, storage and delivery systems.
“Maji” is the kiswahili word for ‘water’.
 
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Thank you Trochu Valley Grade 3

What a wonderful and generous Christmas gift you have given to the people of Tanzania....$376.25!!! WOW!!!! Just think just $25 will provide two people with clean water....for life!!! This a huge, and it is something that I think about every time I reach for a glass when I am thirsty. $50 will also pay for 100 trees to be planted. What you have given today will have a significant impact on the lives of many people from Tanzania and from the bottom of my heart and everyone's life you have changed in Tanzania I say THANK YOU!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Trees Please!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Charities



Plant With Purpose began working in Tanzania in 2006 to address the severe problems of deforestation and poverty that beset rural communities. Traditionally, when families need farmland and fuel, wood for cooking or heating, they have resorted to cutting down trees in Tanzania’s original forests.
Plant With Purpose works with 38 different communities in the regions surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro to create alternatives to deforestation, and share the tools needed to empower local people replenish the land and improve their lives. Working with a local staff of dedicated Tanzanian foresters and agronomists, Plant With Purpose also promotes the use of wood-saving stoves, soil conservation techniques and water conservation. So far over 2,000 families have begun improved vegetable gardens and together planted over 1,000,000 trees in farming and reforestation efforts. As a result of these efforts, forests are being preserved and restored and rural communities have hope for a better future for their children.
 
Plant With Purpose is thrilled to be chosen to partner with Wings Of Kilimanjaro and we are looking forward to the tremendous impact we will have together on lives and lands in the Kilimanjaro region.
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Charities

These are the charities that will benifit from all the money raised with Wings of Kilimanjaro. 

The One Foundation will identify schools in the Kilimanjaro region that are in need of resources, skills and infrastructure and deliver upon these needs using the funds raised by the Wings Of Kilimanjaro project. As with all of our programmes, we ensure that every penny is spent in a transparent and accountable way, that has the greatest impact.
The One Foundation are delighted to be one of the chosen partners of the Wings Of Kilimanjaro event. Together, with Wings of Kilimanjaro we will help provide responsive and sustainable solutions to those in need in Tanzania.

 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thank You!!!!!

To the Grade 6 K at Good Shepard school in Peace River!!!!
Upon hearing about my latest adventure, my nephew Joe brought this to the attention of his teacher. Together with input from the entire class, the decision was made to assist with raising money for the people of Tanzania by hosting a bake sale. Parents baked, students advertised and sold the treats to everyone at the school.
The two day bake sale brought in a whopping $201!!!!! Amazing and so appreciated. This money will make a significant difference for many of the people of Tanzania....and from the bottom of my heart I say thank you.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What's next? Kilimanjaro

I have just adjusted Lucille's blog to reflect what she is up to next.  Wings of Kilimanjaro.  Lucille and up to 200 others will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, and then, fly their paragliders from the summit.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these free flight enthusiasts as the issuance of permits to fly from the summit is unprecedented.

In addition to this excitement, each participant has pledged to raise $5,000 USD to be donated to three charities benefiting activities and people around the mountain.

Please take the time to read about Wings of Kilimanjaro and their charitable mission.  Also, please consider making your contribution towards Lucille's personal fundraising goal.  Lucille will be choosing one person from among her supporters who have contributed $25.00 or more and, as a show of appreciation, she will be sending them a small gift ..... an iPad mini!  Will it be you?

Here is Lucille's Donation Page.


Thanks for your support.

Ted