Just to review! Simon challenged us to raise the remaining $60,000 by December 15th! We took that challenge and are extremely excited to see that challenge coming true! Find the donate button at right and join us as we press forward!
OHD exists to build restoration in Rwanda
In the spring of 1994, the Republic of Rwanda was engulfed in the flames of genocide. As the rest of the world watched, ethnic tensions boiled over and Rwandans experienced incomprehensible horror as neighbors, friends, and families were massacred. When the killing stopped one million people had perished in one hundred days. More than a decade has passed, peace has come, exiles are returning, Rwanda is rebuilding. One Hundred Days was founded in 2003 as a non-profit that exists to build restoration in Rwanda.
We had a great day at Little Pink Book’s “Spring Into Ownership” Event! The most exciting part was all the people who stopped at our Market Rwanda to purchase our beautiful products and learn more about our passion to help build restoration in Rwanda. By supporting One Hundred Days, you are helping to provide quality healthcare for Rwanda’s children.
More information coming soon about how the Good Shepherd Hospital for Children in Kigali, Rwanda will profit from the event. Thank you Little Pink Book for selecting Kelli Sasser as your Top Woman in Philanthropy and One Hundred Days as your #1 non-profit organization!
Intown School, Chocolate Coffee Atlanta and Awtrey Middle School in Kennesaw for getting the fun rolling. Thank you Eveie, Susan, Vera and Beth for making these happen!
COMING SOON! Two more markets!
December 4, we’ll be participating in Plywood People’s Holiday Market.
Find us at Old Fourth Ward, Sager Lofts, 455 Glen Iris Drive, Unit #L, Atlanta, GA 30306 at 6:00 pm! Join us! You’ll like it! Thanks to Kathryn and all the great Plywood People!
Coming up December 10 at Ladies Workout Express, located at 2865 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 in Toco Hills. We’ll be there all day! Come by. You don’t have to be a member to join us.
If you would like to host a party, contact Kelli at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to share with you these pictures of our new floors installed at Good Shepherd Hospital for Children in Kigali, Rwanda. YES! It’s happening! Construction is getting closer to completion.
Maybe our “floor shows” don’t make the most exciting action shots, but they furnish proof of some pretty exciting action on site. With the new floor down, we have moved another step closer to the day when we begin caring for our first Rwandan children.
Simon (our partner, and pastor of Good Shepherd Community Church) said it this way when he sent the pictures, “The hospital looks great. Just a few things–then we open it officially.”
Help us open the doors. See menu on this page for donation opportunity.
More photos available on Face Book. See our page: One Hundred Days.
Thank you to
All of us at One Hundred Days, want to
thank Swift School for choosing us as
their service project this year.
During the events of Grandparent and Special Friend Day,
the school is hosting Market Rwanda.
All profits go to build the first dedicated pediatric facility in Kigali Rwanda,
Congratulations to Teresa Lee!
The poster below tells our story.
Basically we are friends helping friends build a much needed
dedicated pediatric facility to help build restoration in Rwanda.
Thank you to everyone at Swift who has gotten excited about helping children in Rwanda. Come by the Market while you are at your special day. We’d love to answer your questions! And thank you to those of you who are our faithful partners!
THE DOORS WILL BE OPEN SOON!
Mary Kay Cosmetics is giving away
–via a makeover contest–
FIFTY $5000 prizes to charities
to celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary
More work to come!
Unable to be home for Memorial Day, the team visited the Genocide Museum in Kigali Rwanda. Over 259,000 people buried in mass grave with only about 1000 identified. Most were whole families with no one left alive to identify them. Sobering.
It’s very rewarding to be a part of helping to build restoration in Rwanda! We are currently very close to opening the doors to serve children. There is ONE THING YOU CAN DO NOW!
Vote for Shannon to win the $5000 Charity Giveaway being given by Mary Kay Cosmetics! All you need to do is VOTE! Here’s How: Keep voting for Shannon to win $5000. Vote 5 times a day. Last chance to vote tomorrow at noon CDT. https://www.makeovercontestmarykay.com/en-us/participant/local/cd28ce364fb18027f0c525df337a78f5ae7c070b/?contentBlocksnt=/common/gallery/local-gallery/?search=shannon%20p
Click the link. Vote 5 times. (It’s legal!) VOTE NOW! Contest ends tomorrow at noon Central Time!
Thank you again Matt and all the team at Beyond Poverty. You made our day by sharing these pictures!
Thank you Matt Turner and Jake Kennedy of BEYOND POVERTY for all your hard work, for loving on our partners and for making it possible for the hospital and the community to have clean, accessible water…and the provision of four or five jobs for local people.
We love you guys!
SIMON SAYS: “Finish construction of the Good Shepherd Hospital for Children in the next 100 days!
TODAY starts the countdown…100 Days to open! “
SIMON SAYS CLICK and GIVE now!
SIMON SAYS: CONSIDER
how you might share this challenge and/or creatively increase your giving.
Rwandan children can have accessible healthcare for Christmas
for One Hundred Day Countdown Challenge Updates! Track our progress and hear stories of the creative ways people are raising the funds to finish construction IN THE NEXT 100 DAYS!
SIMON SAYS: CELEBRATE
We agree with Pastor Simon: the time is now. We can’t wait to celebrate together and share this joy with old friends (who have been with us from the very beginning) and new friends who will get to be a part of this miracle!
Go to One Hundred Days FaceBook page to connect with Simon Says Community.
Our Challenge was $60K by December 15 (Scroll to read)
Thousands of miles away in Kigali, Rwanda, they are wishing and praying for something right now…strength to explain to the children how their friend and schoolmate, David, passed away recently.
We don’t know for sure that Good Shepherd Hospital for Children could have saved his life. What we do know for sure is that he walked by its empty, incomplete building everyday on his way to school.
His schoolmate, Alice, has diabetes, Emmanuel has been chronically ill with an undiagnosed illness for some time and Patrick has swellings in his body, but his mother cannot take him to the main hospital because she does not have the money to pay…so they wait and pray.
YOU can grant their wish…their wish for a place where Rwandan children can receive medical help…regardless of the income. You can make a difference today in the lives of these and countless other children who just want a chance to grow up healthy and experience God’s love.
All of us at One Hundred Days have pledged to finish the hospital fund drive for these young children in the 100 days between now and Christmas of 2013.
Won’t you join us today?
Only $58,000 is needed to complete the hospital and have the clinic up and running by early 2014. This money will fund a generator, a septic system, and a driveway into the facility.
A gift of $25,000…A gift of $1000, $250 or even $100 can help make a difference in the lives of these children. Please join us today…no gift is too big or too small…just click the donate button at the top of this page.
and tell your friends to join us!
Make the biggest Christmas Gift ever
…the gift of life!
One Hundred Days Board Member
Peter has offered to match the first $1000 that comes in because of our blogs.
Let me introduce you to my friend, Kedress. How can I possibly describe her? Full of joy, grace, love, caring, determination–she’s insightful, willing to work, an initiator, influencer, leader, comforter-in-chief, cheerleader, mentor to many and even a comedian. She always makes me laugh when we’re together.
She is the wife of Simon, pastor and leader of a community of more than 20 churches. She is mother to four biological children, nine adopted children and who knows how many foster children who have shared her home and her heart.
Her youngest child, five-year-old Fabrice, recently became quite ill. Here is part of a letter she wrote,
The concern for Fabrice’s recovery boldly underscores the need for medical care for the children of Kigali. Wouldn’t it be exciting to be a part of providing medical care to children and peace of mind to their mothers?
As part of the drive to OPEN THE DOORS by December 15, each of us on the board is looking for a creative way to find funding. For our part, my husband, Jim and I, are using the celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary this week-end to create an opportunity. For more than 30 of those years, we have been friends with Fabrice’s parents. We want to help!
So, as our part, Jim and I have asked that no one send gifts for our anniversary celebration. Instead, we’ve ask that those who want to honor our milestone, send a donation to help open the doors of The Good Shepherd Hospital for Children in Kigali, Rwanda.
Maybe you have an idea for finding the last $60,000! All ideas welcome! Every bit helps. If you’d like to have a part in helping children like Fabrice, please press the button to go directly to our donate page or let us hear your idea.
Youth run Bake Sale and Raffle on October 1
Thank you Intown Community School 8th graders for hosting a bake sale and raffle to help open the doors to the Good Shepherd Community Hospital. This event was youth run and raised $370! It was great to see the children getting excited about a hospital in Rwanda that will be treating children their age.
If you would like to join the children in raising funds to open the doors of the Good Shepherd Hospital for Children in Kigali, press the donate button now.
100 Days Challenge Gift
“Do business until I return.” These words from Jesus’ parable of the ten minas keep going around in my head. Do business. I don’t think it’s a stretch to add, “Do business that will make Jesus more famous.”
Those of you getting this letter are already heart-deep in the One Hundred Days Children’s Hospital project.
I have decided to give $1000. What if 50 of you joined me in giving $1000? Suddenly we have the $50,000 needed with no more waiting – the clinic can finally open.
Scott told me about a boy there who died recently–could this care have saved his life? Maybe, maybe not. But with this kind of treatment both he and his family would know we’d done everything we could to let him live a rich life in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, my friends–this is an exploit for the Mighty God. I dare you:
$50,000 more will get us across this finish line. Well-wishing will not do it–what’s needed is the money. Let’s do this, and do it now–for the eternal impact that begins here in these dear people.