UPDATE – Concentra staff fundraising to build home in Kenya

In our blog post on March 4, 2014, we shared news of our project to support 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.

In early 2013, we set a fundraising goal of $50,000 to build a Concentra ‘Forever Home’ with the hope to have it fully funded by end of December 2014. Through the support from payroll pledges, jeans days, 50/50 draws, e-bingos, a turkey dinner, and many other activities, so far we have raised $50,735!

Our goal has been achieved five months sooner than we originally planned. We’ll continue fundraising until the end of 2014 so there’ll be funds available to help furnish the new home. Our hope is that the Mission:180 team will begin construction by the end of this year.

This cause has truly rallied together Concentra executive and staff as we continue to build a home that will make a difference beyond measure in the lives of widows and orphans in Kenya.

Serving up dessert! Our CEO, Ken Kosolofski helps out at fundraising event for Mission: 180

The committee is now turning its attention to giving this home a name, one that inspires a sense of hope, friendship, love, and/or opportunity to those who live there. If you have any suggestions, please share them here. We welcome your ideas!

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.

The Concentra Fund Raising Committee (Saskatoon)

Shelley Vigue, Committee Co-chair
Elaine LePage, Committee Co-chair
Corinna Germin-Scott
Heather Nykiforuk
Jan Rasmussen
Joann Potie
Monica Pop
Laura Heikkila

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