African Child Outreach

Bringing Hope to Abandoned Children;

Providing Shelter, Food, Education

Your Donations WILL make a Difference!

 

Join Hands With Us

to Help these Precious Children!

 

Here is an Outline of How Your Donations Make a Difference 

Thank You!

ACO is a volunteer non-profit organization

  • 100% of your donation is processed by volunteers with the strict purpose of aiding orphaned and impoverished children of Kenya, Africa

    • If you give online, PayPal charges a small processing fee – this fee is automatically deducted from your donation by PayPal

    • When we send money from our US ACO bank account to Kenya, the bank deducts a transaction fee

  • Yearly expenses and supplies necessary to manage ACO (website, tax fees, PO box, promotion, etc.) are supplied by the founders, they are not obtained from your donations

Volunteers receive no compensation for their time or efforts

​2018 Distribution of Funds:

December, 2018

November, 2018

October, 2018

September, 2018

August, 2018

July, 2018

June, 2018

May, 2018

April, 2018

March, 2018

February, 2018

January, 2018

​2017 Distribution of Funds:

December, 2017

November, 2017

October, 2017

September, 2017

August, 2017

July, 2017

June, 2017

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February, 2017

January, 2017

​2016 Distribution of Funds:    

December, 2016

  • Total Raised: $1500

International Bank Transfer fees: $50

  • $1100 provided a Christmas Day meal for orphans, and the homeless​ living on the lonely streets of Kitalie, Kenya; and provided Christmas gifts for more than 60 of Pastor Ken’s Royal Kids​

  • $350 was sent to aid Pastor Samuel Wafula of Hope Blessings Centre

October, 2016

  • Total Raised:$750 

International Bank Transfer fees: $50

  • $350was sent to Pastor Ken Muricho, to help him care for his Royal Kids​

  • $350 helped to meet an unexpected financial need for Pastor Samuel Wafula of Hope Blessings orphanage; because of your generosity, the orphanage home and school to more than 160 children, remains open and safe

September, 2016

  • Total Raised: $800 

International Bank Transfer fees: $50

  • $750 was sent to Pastor Ken Muricho, to help him care for his Royal Kids

 

August, 2016

  • Total Raised: $450

International Bank Transfer fees: $50

  • $400 was sent to Pastor Ken Muricho, to help him care for his Royal Kids

 

 

 

July, 2016

  • Total Raised: $300

International Bank Transfer fees: $50

  • $250 was sent to Pastor Ken Muricho, to help him care for his Royal Kids

 

 

June, 2016

  • Total Raised: $300

International Bank Transfer fees: $50

  • $250 was sent to Pastor Ken Muricho, to help him care for his Royal Kids

 

 

 

May, 2016

  • Total Raised: $300

International Bank Transfer fees: $50

  • $ 250 was sent to Pastor Ken Muricho, to help him care for his Royal Kids

 

April, 2016

  • Total Raised: $300

International Bank Transfer fees: $50

  • $250 sent to Pastor Ken Muricho, to help him care for his Royal Kids

March, 2016

  • Total Raised: $300

International Bank Transfer fees: $50

  • $250 sent to Pastor Ken Muricho, to help him care for his Royal Kids

February, 2016

  • Total Raised: $300

International Bank Transfer fees: $50

  • $250 was sent to Pastor Ken Muricho, to help him care for his Royal Kids

January, 2016

  • Total Raised: $400

International Bank Transfer fees: $50

  • ACO sends our first “official” donation collection of $350 to Pastor Ken Muricho, to help him care for his Royal Kids 

December, 2015

  • No money raised this month

Costs to set up the ACO foundation was provided by the founders

  • African Child Outreach (ACO) was launched with the sole purpose of aiding the efforts of two of the pastors we met in Kenya, Pastor Ken Muricho and Samuel Wafula, both of whom have rescued multiple children from the plight of the dangerous Kenyan streets. (Learn more about Pastor Ken and his "Royal Kids",  and Pastor Sam and "Blessings Hope Centre",  by clicking on the "About ACO" link, above)

 

September 2015

  • Total Raised: $1450

100% of the donations were taken to Kenya in the form of cash and/or gifts

  • We purchased track suits, arts and crafts supplies to take with us; while in Kitalie we purchased medical supplies

  • We were able to provide some money towards helping one of the older children (Nellie) to reach her goal of going to college. (Learn more about Nellie, by clicking on the "About ACO" link; Nellie is featured in the "All Children Have Dreams" video) 

  • While in Kenya, we met and interacted with more than 200 orphaned and impoverished children; witnessed still-waiting-to-be rescued children living on the streets; and we formed friendships with men and women who are working to make a difference.

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May, 2015

The journey began with an invitation from Pastor Samuel Wafula. He contacted Connie and asked her to speak at a conference in Kitalie, Kenya, Africa. Over the next few months, through emails and phone calls Connie learned that the conference, which was to be attended by 400+ men and women, would be held at a place called Blessings Hope Centre; a place of refuge for many orphans who had been abandoned to live alone on the dangerous streets. It became clear that it was not just a conference she was called to; Connie and her team were being given an opportunity to help children in need; and the need was great. 

FUNDS Given:

ACO Partners:

Thank You For Giving!

Names are in alphabetical order, by first name

  • Betsy Hazel

  • Carl and Ruth Christiansen, Vancouver, WA

  • Cedar Creek Church, Sherwood, OR

  • Claudette Kayne

  • Connie Christiansen, OR

  • Dana Kruss, OR

  • Darrell Owen, OR

  • Debbie Mitchell, Beaverton, OR

  • Doreen Davis, OR

  • Doris (Dee) Bedsole, Clackamas, OR

  • Doug Proffitt

  • Fran Newham, Sherwood, Oregon

  • Gail Denham

  • Janet Harpole, Albany, OR

  • Janna Marshal, OR

  • Jenine Wiliamson

  • Jere Witherspoon

  • Jill Peaon

  • Joanne Duffy Bennett

  • Joyce Hanlin, Medford, OR

  • Judy Andrews, Sherwood, OR

  • June Rodman, Portland, OR

  • Linda Day, Sherwood, OR

  • Maria Theodorou

  • Marie Matthews, Medfor, OR

  • Marlene O'Rourke

  • Maryl Smith, Aloha, OR

  • Melinda Leivi, Tigard, OR

  • Nelva, OR

  • Network Solutions  

  • Raina Proske, Eureka, CA

  • Pat Wilson, CO

  • Rhonda Davis Whitmore

  • Ron and Sandy Arlt

  • Sharon O'Neal

  • Sherry Stephens, Tigard, OR

  • Terri Hopkinns

  • Terri Harpole Fletcher, Albany, OR

  • Tim Smith, Aloha, OR

  • Zenith Corporation, Santa Ana, CA
     

If you have donated, and do not see your name on this list, please let us know and we will add you! Thanks to all of you who have given and prayed for these precious children!