Concentra staff fundraising to build Forever Home in Kenya

Concentra is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper, both at home and abroad. In 2013, a group of employees initiated a focused fundraising effort for Mission: 180, an organization committed to make a difference in Kenya by building homes for orphans and widows and in working with them to create a future with education and employment opportunities.

After hearing stories about the need of the Kenyan people from a fellow colleague (who moved to Kenya in 2011 with her family to open and run this registered Canadian charity), inspired Concentra employees were moved to get behind this cause with some big support. A fundraising goal of $50,000 was set to build a Concentra ‘Forever Home’, a safe haven for women and children.

Brick-by-brick, Concentra is building this house through contributions from payroll pledges, jeans days, 50/50 draws, bingos, a turkey dinner, a Christmas Bazaar, and many other activities

“We are pleased to share that we’ve raised over $42,000 to-date,” says Shelley Vigue, Committee Co-chair and Concentra employee. “We are thrilled about the level of support across the company. It has been such a positive experience for us.”

If you want to find out more about this charity and what inspired Concentra staff, check them out at Mission:180 Blogspot and Mission:180 YouTube.

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