Saturday, August 30, 2008
Posted by Jessi at 1:09 PM
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Posted by Jessi at 2:34 PM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I write between my regular updates because of present needs. I want to start by thanking those who have already supported me through these past two years. It’s hard to believe that two years has gone by since first arriving on this amazing island.
This purpose of this entry is to officially ask for your support. As the years have gone by, I have been amazed to see how I have always been provided for and the amount of people willing to help in allowing me to stay here. .
For those who don’t know exactly what I do (I guess I don’t sometimes either!!) I am serving as a nurse and assistant director to a before/after school care center in the Dominican Republic. We serve both Dominicans as well as Haitians in a very poor area on the north coast of the island. As school nurse, I have plans to start a toothbrush program, daily vitamins, anti-worming, sex education, vaccinations, nutritional support and evaluation, as well as regular health assessments.
To be able to do these things, I need approximately $14,850/year to continue serving with Kids Alive. As it stands, I have a bit under half of that need coming in through monthly supporters. To continue here I would need approximately 29 people to commit to supporting me at $25/month. One-time donations are hugely appreciated as well. All money is tax-deductible when donated through Kids Alive International.
I will continue to keep you updated on what is happening in my life and with Kids Alive. There are constant changes to the Park Care Center as well as things in my own life, all of which I enjoy sharing with you.
You can send support marked for Jessi Mather to:
Kids Alive International
2507 Cumberland Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
With all of my heart I thank you.
Posted by Jessi at 8:22 AM
Monday, August 04, 2008
Posted by Jessi at 7:32 AM
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Posted by Jessi at 6:33 AM
So it's been awhile, sorry. We've just finished our summer teams and now have a break for a few weeks. I got a little panicky cause I thought I hadn't posted photos since June, but it looks like I have. There are so many things missing though so I'll try and do some catching up, especially with photos. Thank you Julie, for conitinuing to check my blog twice daily, even when I slack!
Posted by Jessi at 6:32 AM