Daylight School Painting Project

Dear Friends,

Thanks to your support and generosity during our Fall Pledge Drive and Virtual Gala, we have raised over $8000.00, which was matched by our board of directors!  Our Daylight staff in Kenya will use part of the donations to give the school a much needed coat of fresh paint so when school resumes in the new year (with added safety precautions) the students can look forward to a fresh start! 

Just like our homes and schools here in the U.S., Daylight School needs upkeep and maintenance, in the dormitory, the classrooms and the exterior, as you see in the pictures below.  

Susan, our school matron in charge of the girls dormitory shows one of the rooms that will be repainted. 
Waynan, who is in the 7th grade, studies in one of the classrooms that will be painted before classes start again.
Brian, grade 8, outside of the classrooms where the staff will repaint the colorful buildings.

If you have not watched our Gala Video, you can view it on our website here, on our YouTube Channel here or on our Facebook account here You will hear from one of our parents, Rosemary, as she explains how those at Daylight School use your dollars to buy seeds to grow corn and material to make clothes for the students. She explains how every dollar we send to the school is doubled! And now your donation will be tripled with the donation match! 

Thanks to all our supporters over the past twelve years for making the dream of an education a reality for so many amazing students and future leaders! Please continue to keep the students and staff in your thoughts and prayers. 

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1 Minute Update: Daylight Donation Match ends Sunday, October 11th!

If you haven’t gotten a chance to donate toward the 2020 Daylight Gala Fund there is still time to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION! Just click here and the Daylight Board will match up to $9,000.00! That means your donation is doubled here, but it is also doubled by the good works of our staff and volunteers at Daylight Center and School in Kenya!

If you have not watched our Gala Video, you can view it below, on our YouTube Channel here or on our Facebook account here You will hear from one of our parents, Rosemary, as she explains how those at Daylight School use your dollars to buy seeds to grow corn and material to make clothes for the students. She explains how every dollar we send to the school is doubled! And now your donation will be tripled with the donation match! 

But the deadline for the match is this Sunday, October 11th – so hurry and make sure your donation goes even further!  *Please note if you mail in a donation, we will honor the match for anything postmarked by October 11, 2020.

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Our Daylight staff in Kenya will use part of the donations to give the school a much needed coat of fresh paint in the classrooms so when school resumes in the new year (with added safety precautions) the students can look forward to a fresh start! Thanks to all our supporters over the past twelve years for making the dream of an education a reality for so many amazing students and future leaders! Please continue to keep the students and staff in your thoughts and prayers. 

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1 Minute Update: Thank You! Daylight Virtual Gala a Success!

Thanks to all of you, our first ever Daylight Virtual Gala was a great success! We had many families gather to watch, others had socially distanced events, and even virtual watch parties! We want to thank all of you that took time to join us on Sunday and that have watched the Gala since! A recording of the event is available at these links:

Facebook
Daylight website
Daylight YouTube Channel

The Daylight U.S. Board has offered to match up to $9,000.00 in donations! Our total raised so far is over $4,500! There is still time to donate toward that match, just make a note on your donation referencing the 2020 Gala. For more information or to donate online click here.

Daylight U.S. Director Nathan Roberts and Board Member Travis Collins hosted an outdoor viewing event with a yummy barbeque!
The Howard Family, long-time supporters, had 7 in person and 6 more joined their virtual watch party!
Long-time sustaining donors Pat and Mike hosted a social distance event!
Daylight Board member Lori Hart hosted family members to watch the Gala!

Special Thanks to:

Larry Underkoffer and Tom Gillaspy for their leadership in the creation of Under The Mukusu Tree. 

Our friends at Autumn Ridge Church for their faithful work on the development of the Daylight campus.

Our friends at First Presbyterian Church for their nurturing of Michael and their faithful support over the years.

Edina Morningside Church

Linden Hills Congregation

Lake Sarah Baptist Church

United Faith Community

House of Mercy

Calvary Lutheran Church

Lynnhurst Congregational Church

Lake Sarah Baptist Church

The many teams that have traveled to Daylight to serve.

And our many sustaining partners – we thank you!

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Daylight Virtual Gala – This Sunday!

We are so excited to share our stories about Daylight Center and School.  The big event is only 2 days away and we hope that you are able to join us at 5:00pm CST on Sunday, September 27th to hear from our Daylight students and staff, our board members and supporters and learn more about the difference this school is making in lives of over 350 students in Kenya.

Please select one of the links below to watch the Gala on Sunday:

Daylight YouTube Channel

Daylight’s Facebook Page

Daylight’s Website

​We hope you are able to join us! Any new donors that give any amount on Sunday will receive a copy of the book “Under the Mukusu Tree: Stories of Northwest Kenya” written by 8th grade students at Daylight School!

Click here to make a donation. We couldn’t do this without the generosity of our supporters!

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