How Birthdays Can Change Lives

Balloons!

This month we had the pleasure of hosting long time supporter, Kendi, for her 30th birthday at the Flying Kites home in Kenya. Kendi, who is one of our child sponsors, made the decision to ask each of her guests that in place of a birthday present, they make a donation to the children at Flying Kites. Donations ranged from school supplies to academic books and soccer balls. She and her husband flew into Kenya from the UK and met the rest of her friends and family at the home where we spent the day playing sports, eating lunch together, and dancing on the lawn.

When the rains began to show their cards, we gathered in the sitting room and held the largest family meeting in our history with upwards of 60 people huddled together. Each of us shared one thing we were grateful for and more often than not, it was for each other. We are so honored to have hosted Kendi and her family for such a wonderful celebration and humbled as our family continues to grow to include so many compassionate souls. More than anything, we are grateful to have extraordinary Kenyan mentors like Kendi and her family for the importance of strong role models can never be overstated. Asante Sana Kendi and family!

No matter where you are in the world, donating a birthday party to Flying Kites is easy. Instead of birthday presents, just ask your family and friends to donate to Flying Kites by becoming a sponsor. We’ll use 100% of the money raised towards creating a better future for all 26 of our children, that means that whether you get one person to sponsor or your entire network, you are changing lives.

-Hannah Peterson

P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNTIE MUMBI!

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