African Child Outreach

Bringing Hope to Abandoned Children;

Providing Shelter, Food, Education

FUNDS

Received and Distributed:

  • As of May 18, 2020, visit                                        for a report of funds collected and distributed

  • Funds collected and distributed from January 2016 until May 18, 2020 are listed below**

 

**Here is an Outline of How Your Donations

Have Been Making a Difference 

Thank You!

ACO is a volunteer organization

  • Volunteers receive no compensation for their time or efforts

​2019 Distribution of Funds:

 

December  2019

Total Raised: $

November  2019

Total Raised: $

October 2019

Total Raised: $0

September 2019

Total Raised: $0

August 2019

Total Raised: $637

  • Sent to Pastor Samuel to help build a new orphanage dorm room damaged

by flood waters​

July 2019

Total Raised:  $0

June 2019

Total Raised: $0

May 2019

Total Raised: $0

April 2019

Total Raised: $0

March 2019

Total Raised: $1500

  • $1500 Raised/Sent to Pastor Samuel to dig for new wells

February 2019

Total Raised: $2500

  • $1600 Raised/Sent to Pastor Samuel to buy water for all 6 wells that went dry at the orphanage

  • $630 Sent to Ken Muricho and Royal Kids Orphanage

January 2019 

Total Raised: $900

  • $630 Sent to Pastor Samuel Wafula and Blessings Hope Orphanage

 

​2018 Distribution of Funds:

December, 2018

Total Raised: $0

November, 2018

Total Raised:$0

October, 2018

Total Raised: $300

  • $250 Sent to Pastor Ken Muricho and Royal Kids Orphanage

September, 2018

Total Raised: $0

August, 2018

Total Raised: $0

July, 2018

Total Raised: $0

June, 2018

Total Raised: $0

May, 2018

Total Raised: $0

April, 2018

Total Raised:$0

March, 2018

Total Raised: $230

  • $880 Sent to Pastor Ken Muricho and Royal Kids Orphanage

February, 2018

Total Raised:$600

January, 2018

Total Raised: $1000

  • $950 Sent to Pastor Ken Muricho and Royal Kids Orphange

​2017 Distribution of Funds:

December, 2017

Total Raised: $436

  • $436 provided for Pastor Samuel while he was studying sustainable farming 

in the US for the benefit of Blessings Hope and other Kenyan pastors

November, 2017

Total Raised: 0

October, 2017

Total Raised: $250

  • $400 Sent to Pastor Ken Muricho and Royal Kids Orphanage

September, 2017

Total Raised: 0

August, 2017

Total Raised:$400

  • $400 Sent to Pastor Ken Muricho and Royal Kids Orphanage

July, 2017

Total Raised: 0

June, 2017

Total Raised:$330

May, 2017

Total Raised: 0

April, 2017

Total Raised:$400

  • $400 Sent to Pastor Ken Muricho and Royal Kids Orphanage

March, 2017

Total Raised: $1300

  • $1300 Sent to Pastor Samuel Wafula and Blessings Hope Orphanage

February, 2017

Total Raised: $350

  • $400 Sent to Pastor Ken Muricho and Royal Kids Orphanage

January, 2017

Total Raised: $700

  • $400 Sent to Pastor Ken Muricho and Royal Kids Orphanage

​2016 Distribution of Funds:    

December, 2016

  • Total Raised: $1500

  • $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 

  • $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 

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

August, 2016

  • Total Raised: $450

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

July, 2016

  • Total Raised: $300

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

June, 2016

  • Total Raised: $300

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

May, 2016

  • Total Raised: $300

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

April, 2016

  • Total Raised: $300

  • $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

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

​​

January, 2016

  • Total Raised: $400

  • 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.

​​

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. 

ACO Partners:

As of May 18, 2020, ACO (African Child Outreach) is partnering with FGC and Blessings Hope Mission in order to raise additional funds for our precious children

Partners of ACO from January, 2016 until May 18, 2020 are listed below.

Thank you!!! We hope you will continue to give!

Thank You For Giving!

Names are in alphabetical order, by first name

  • Afrodita Zamifiexc-Marisca Portland, OR

  • Betsy Hazel FB

  • Carl and Ruth Christiansen Vancouver, WA

  • Caroline Perkins Metzenberg FB

  • Cedar Creek Church, Sherwood, OR

  • Claudette Bolter Kayne FB

  • Connie Christiansen OR

  • Dana Kruss FB

  • Darlene Maxwell Jacobs FB

  • Darrell Owen Sunriver, OR

  • David Bell FB

  • Debbie Atkins FB

  • Debbie Mitchell Beaverton, OR

  • Diane Hansen FB

  • Doreen Davis OR

  • Doris (Dee) Bedsole Clackamas, OR

  • Doug Proffitt FB

  • Eartha Green Tigard, OR

  • ECMC Corp

  • Fran Newham Sherwood, OR

  • Gail Denham FB

  • Hailey De Marre FB

  • Jane Neuharth OR

  • Janet Harpole Albany, OR

  • Janna Marshall Clackamas, OR

  • Jenine Williamson FB

  • Jennifer Hulzz FB

  • Jere Witherspoon FB

  • Jill Peaon FB

  • Joanne Duffy Bennett FB

  • Joanne Phillips Portland, OR

  • Joyce Hanlin Medford, OR

  • Judy Andrews Sherwood, OR

  • June Rodman Portland, OR

  • Kay Howard

  • Kerri Veach FB

  • Linda Day Sherwood, OR

  • Linnea Zednik Gladstone, OR

  • Marchia Mehlhaff FB

  • Maria Theodorou FB

  • Marie Matthews Medford, OR

  • Marie Robison FB

  • Marlene O'Rourke FB

  • Marnie Swedberg FB

  • Maryl Smith

  • Maryl Smith Aloha, OR

  • Melinda Leivi Tigard, OR

  • Mick Ewers FB

  • Nelva Sherwood OR

  • Linda Smith Sherwood OR

  • Network Solutions  

  • Pat Wilson CO

  • Raina Proske  Eureka, CA

  • Rhonda DavisWhitmore WA

  • Ron and Sandy Arlt

  • Rosalie Vogel FB

  • Sandra Gardner FB

  • Sandy D’Entroment

  • Sharon O'Neal

  • Sherry Stephens Tigard, OR

  • Terri Harpole Fletcher Albany, OR

  • Terry Hopkins FB

  • Tim Smith Aloha, OR

  • Toni Wood DPeel

  • 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!

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