Letters to Daylight and Garage Sale Fundraiser

Dear Friends,

Our students at Daylight School love getting letters from their friends in the U.S. Especially now when school is not in session and we are more distanced than ever, getting your letters make them feel closer, and also gives students a chance to practice their reading! Thank you to our Grade Level Partners who have sent letters recently. 

Since we are unable to bring the letters to Daylight now, we have found a way to send them electronically to our Daylight staff who print the letters out at the school. 

Dressed up for a nice dinner!

These letters are a welcome treat during this challenging time! The staff invited the kids to dress up and made a nice dinner, then the staff read the letters. The student later read the letters in their classroom as well!

Are you looking for a way to make a direct and sustained connection to the classrooms at Daylight? 

Donate to the Daylight Classroom Fund and sponsor a smile!!  Your monthly contribution of $30 covers the costs of one student’s classroom experience and education. Your dollars will provide one student’s educational supplies, books, school uniforms, breakfast, and lunch all month.

When giving monthly, you may also choose to establish a deeper relationship with the students through regular communication with a specific classroom. You may partner with a specific grade level of your choice (4th, 5th, 6th,or 7th). Grade Level Partners receive three class updates a year and letters from students in the class, whereby you will learn about some of the Daylight students’ hopes and dreams.  In return, Grade Level Partners are encouraged to write letters to the class, providing your personal encouragement and moral support to the students. You will have the option of continuing the partnership with students in the grade level you choose as they move to their next grade level and on until graduation. Click the link below for more information!

GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER

Thank you to our friends Peter and Gina for holding a Garage Sale Fundraiser last week! The sale raised $1,070 in just one day! It was “pay what you want” and all proceeds went to Daylight! If you want to host a garage sale to benefit Daylight School please email us at info@daylightcenter.org

We have some items to sell and you can add your own items to the sale! It’s easy because you don’t have to price everything!

Thanks Gina, Lisa, Peter and Merv (Board Chair) for all your hard work!
US Director Nathan Roberts helping out at the Garage Sale!

 ​Don’t forget to REGISTER for our Virtual Gala!

Join us on Facebook, our website daylightcenter.org or our YouTube channel at 5:00 PM CST on Sunday, September 27, 2020

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1 Minute Update: Register for our Virtual Gala – Your FREE eBook is waiting!

Dear Friends,

When you register online for the 2020 Daylight Virtual Gala we will send you a FREE Digital copy of the book Poor Millionaires: The Village Boy Who Walked to the Western World and the American Boy Who Followed Him Home by Daylight Center and School directors Nathan Roberts and Michael Kimpur.

REGISTER

Join us on Facebook, our website daylightcenter.org or our YouTube channel at 5:00 PM CST on Sunday, September 27, 2020.

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Save The Date: Daylight Virtual Gala on September 27, 2020

Save the date, September 27, 2020 for our first-ever virtual Gala!

Gather with your friends online to hear from Daylight’s leaders and students and celebrate far we’ve come from serving a handful of children from a remote village in the West Pokot region of Kenya to now providing nationally recognized education, clothing, healthcare and meals for more than 350 children from diverse families and backgrounds!

Join us on Facebook, our website daylightcenter.org or our YouTube channel at 5:00 PM CST on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Click here to register your attendance.

You will hear from some of our amazing staff at Daylight School in Kenya, from some of our donors about why Daylight is important to them, and from students like Jonas who is one of our 8th graders.

Jonas lives with his parents, four sisters and two brothers. He enjoys when they hold debates in class, enjoys playing football and cooperating with his classmates. He says “I would like to be a surgeon because I want to help fellow Kenyans be in good condition and I know God will hear my prayers.” He would like to share with his friends in America that “habari yako” means “how are you” in Swahili. He is currently studying with his other 8th grade classmates for the National Exams needed to attend High School. Thank you for your support of the students at Daylight!

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Meet Rosemary: Kenya Volunteer & Student Parent

Rosemary is a volunteer and mother of four students at Daylight.  Her daughter Thelma recently graduated from the eighth grade, top of her class. She qualified to go to a top high school in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi.

Thelma in her high school uniform

In Kenya, High School is not free and is not available to every student. A student’s test scores must be high and one must have enough money to afford High School. In Rosemary’s case to send her daughter to High School, she had to sell a parcel of her land that has been in her family for some time.

Meet Rosemary: Daylight Volunteer and Parent

Rosemary is a volunteer and mother of four students at Daylight. Her daughter Thelma recently graduated from the eighth grade, top of her class. She qualified to go to a top high school in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi.In Kenya, High School is not free and is not available to every student. A student’s test scores must be high and one must have enough money to afford High School. In Rosemary’s case to send her daughter to High School, she had to sell a parcel of her land that has been in her family for some time.On top of sending her daughter Thelma through High School, Rosemary is also caring for her nieces and nephews. Rosemary’s sister died and she adopted her nieces and nephews. But like many other parents of Daylight students, Rosemary could not afford to send her kids and her nieces and nephews to school. That’s where your generosity steps in. Rosemary brought all the children to Daylight and they were given scholarships to continue their education!Now they are star students. Sunday, the oldest niece said, “I want to help people who are sick to honor my mother’s life.” Education is valued by the community in Kenya as their ticket to a better life for their children. The children take it very seriously and listen intently to their teachers. The students see their education at Daylight as a privilege and gift from God, not to be taken lightly. Thank you for giving the gift of education to Rosemary’s family.Visit www.daylightcenter.org/support-us to help support the education of these amazing students!

Posted by Daylight Center and School on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Rosemary walked me over to the school office and showed me her daughter’s test results. She was one proud mommy!  

On top of sending her daughter Thelma through High School, Rosemary is also caring for her nieces and nephews. Rosemary’s sister died and she adopted her nieces and nephews. But like many other parents of Daylight students, Rosemary could not afford to send her kids and her nieces and nephews to school. 

Rosemary and her children

That’s where your generosity steps in. 

Rosemary brought all the children to Daylight and they were given scholarships to continue their education!

Now they are star students. Sunday, the oldest niece said, “I want to help people who are sick to honor my mother’s life.” 

Sunday, Rosemary’s neice and Daylight student

Education is valued by the community in Kenya as their ticket to a better life for their children. The children take it very seriously and listen intently to their teachers. The students see their education at Daylight as a privilege and gift from God, not to be taken lightly. Thank you for giving the gift of education to Rosemary’s family.

Would you like to help give toward the furthering education of these amazing students?

Donate here via credit card or ACH and select High School Student Support Sponsorship or if donating by check please note High School on your donation. 

Daylight Center and School
PO Box 40533
Saint Paul, MN 55104

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COVID-19 Medical Fund

Dear Daylight Partners,

Covid 19 is affecting the entire world and we ask you to help Daylight Center and School continue to serve families in rural Kenya. With a nationwide stay at home order and fewer and fewer job opportunities many families are having a hard time keeping food on the table and paying for medications.   

Daylight Center and School in West Central Kenya remains committed to educating, providing food, and supporting children and families in the community. 

In this time of COVID-19 they’ve asked for our help so they can expand their work in the community. Every day we are feeding 130 children with no family support system to go home to.

What you can do?

Daylight received a matching gift of $500 to help us towards our goal of $5000.
If you’re able, please make a dedicated gift to our COVID-19 Fund to help Daylight Center and School continue to provide fresh milk, corn, beans, rice, vegetables, and provide hand sewn face masks to families affected by COVID-19.

School continues to serve families in rural Kenya. With a nationwide stay at home order and fewer and fewer job opportunities many families are having a hard time keeping food on the table and paying for medications.

Covid 19 is affecting the entire world and we ask you to help Daylight Center and School continue to serve families in rural Kenya. With a nationwide stay at home order and fewer and fewer job opportunities many families are having a hard time keeping food on the table and paying for medications.Daylight Center and School in West Central Kenya remains committed to educating, providing food, and supporting children and families in the community. In this time of COVID-19 they’ve asked for our help so they can expand their work in the community. Every day we are feeding 130 children with no family support system to go home to.What you can doDaylight received a matching gift of $500 to help us towards our goal of $5000.If you're able, please make a dedicated gift to our COVID-19 Fund to help Daylight Center and School continue to provide fresh milk, corn, beans, rice, vegetables, and provide hand sewn face masks to families affected by COVID-19.A gift of $20.00, supplemented by Daylight’s farm products, can feed a family of four for 1 week. Your choice to help can be life-saving. Please click the link below to give and while you’re there sign up for our updates to see for yourself the difference that your gift has madeDonate here or at www.daylightcenter.org/support-us

Posted by Daylight Center and School on Friday, June 12, 2020
Making masks for students, staff and community members

A gift of $20.00, supplemented by Daylight’s farm products, can feed a family of four for 1 week.  Your choice to help can be life-saving. Please click the link below to give and while you’re there sign up for our updates to see for yourself the difference that your gift has made.

Donate here via credit card or ACH and select COVID Medical Fund, or if donating by check please note COVID on your donation. 

Daylight Center and School
PO Box 40533
Saint Paul, MN 55104

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