100% of donations go to the building of Kenya communities
Carson Glore Foundation is a Minneapolis, Minnesota 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improve the quality of life through education. In 2011, we kicked off our efforts to build our first classrooms in Kenya, Africa. The Carson Glore Classrooms at Kamuya School in Kenya opened on Dec 7, 2011, giving new classrooms and supplies – in addition to improved training for teachers and student programs. We have since continued our fundraising efforts and have raised over $250,000 since January 2012, opened 2 complete schools for over 800 students and have armed them with new desks, water tanks, latrines, school supplies, teacher training and more. We are privately underwritten by Nerland Co. so that every dollar donated goes directly to funding our projects.
After much consideration, the Carson Glore Foundation’s board has elected to start building our biggest undertaking yet for the Kisyani community in Kenya, Africa. During our recent visit, we met with school officials, teachers, parents and students in different communities that all needed a great deal of support. Our board selected this community because of it’s deep poverty level, student energy, parent participation, and great potential.
Our goal over the next 12 months is to talk with our current supporters, host events and gain support so that we can help rebuild this community by providing them with:
Our hearts stopped when we arrived at Kathyoli in January 2013 to find that the old classrooms had literally crumbled. The parents were building wood and metal structures to act as temporary classrooms, yet it was obvious that they lacked many essential resources. The school was educating 132 students, but the Headmistress believed they have the potential to educate 400 students in the community, if only the school could accommodate them.
Thank you to 250 donors, we raised the entire amount in less than 18 months and just opened the new school! We were able to provide:
Because of your generosity, we were able to open our first Carson Glore Foundation school for 384 students in Kenya with:
Furthermore, we like to provide our supporters with the opportunity to be intentional with their giving by sponsoring something specific – from a child’s backpack or a desk, all the way up to an entire classroom. When you choose sponsorship, you get the added satisfaction of knowing exactly what your donation is making possible. Or, if you prefer to make a general contribution, we will make sure your money is put to use where it is most needed.
In addition to individual donations, many supporters have asked how they can gather a fundraising group and sponsor something together.
If you are interested in organizing a group of friends, family, schoolmates, or co-workers, we have several group sponsorship levels available. Each sponsorship level includes a plaque with the dedication of your choosing, so you can truly leave a lasting legacy. Our foundation is ready to support your fundraising team with marketing materials and videos to help you spread the word. We would also be happy to have a board member come and meet with your group and give a short presentation on the Carson Glore Foundation’s efforts. We look forward to working with you to see what you can achieve when you gather a village of many!
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I’m committed because if we don’t educate this generation, they won’t know what’s outside the boundaries of their own community.
I’m committed because I want so much for these kids. I want them to grow up and be what they want to be: doctors, pilots, teachers and lawyers. They may not have that opportunity if we don’t help them.
I’m committed because Africa is in my heart, and the future of these kids is in my heart. I'm a teacher so I know the importance of education and can't wait to see what the students become.
I'm committed because I have been there and seen the need and want these kids to have the best chance possible to make a difference in their lives.
I'm committed because we have the opportunity to help educate an entire generation of future leaders. And we've seen that it can start with your help.
I’m committed I think everyone deserves a chance and hope these kids have an opportunity to change their life if they have a better education.