Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I rec'd this from Deb Gangemi this week. Deb and her family are passionate about helping the vulnerable children of Swaziland whose lives are being torn apart by HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty.

Hey everyone! Most of you know we are the volunteer sponsorship coordinators for a group of 102 orphaned and vulnerable children in Swaziland. We do that job with joy through a ministry called Children's HopeChest ( We are so excited to be able to report that nearly 75% of the children are now sponsored and enough funds have been raised to provide the children and their caregivers with a well, a pump and a security fence. Now we have a goal to raise enough to provide electricity, a garden and goats and chickens.

You can check out photo's from Beveni at:

One of our fundraisers is to use Ebay to sell lots of "stuff". As a homeschool family, we have a lot of books, videos, games, computer games and more to list. These are not items that are strictly for homeschoolers, but rather might be of interest to anyone who is a teacher, a parent of elementary through high school students, or maybe even the grandparents of those age groups.

If you would like to see what we are selling please save this link and check in often:

We are giving $5 or 10% (whichever is greatest) of every items we sell to Children's HopeChest through Ebay's Giving Works program. Five dollars is enough to feed a child in Swaziland for a month!!!!

Throughout the month of June, every buyer who buys anything on Ebay that is listed through Giving Works is automatically enlisted in a give-away of five $1000 shopping sprees on Ebay.

If you know anyone who likes to buy educational materials, please send them in the direction of our listings!

If you want to learn more about the children of Beveni or what is happening there, please email me. I am always happy to talk about "our kids"!

Have a great day!
Deb Gangemi

If you'd like Deb's email address, just let me know in a comment and I'll get it to you. She can also be found on facebook by searching for "Deb Gangemi".

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