100X development foundation raises $185K to build school for orphans in Malawi | News
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (December 17, 2012) — The 100X Development Foundation (100X) hosted
the first annual Winter Gala in Montgomery, Alabama to celebrate the work of 100X and raise funds
to build a secondary school for orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi. Through sponsorship,
ticket sales, a silent auction and generous giving, the event raised $185,000.
The benefit featured remarks from Co-Founders, John and Lindy Blanchard, and highlighted the
many stories that have been changed through the work of 100X and their partners. In a video
presentation, they shared the story of a young girl, Lekeleni, who was orphaned, abandoned and sold
as a slave—all before the age of seven. Today, Lekeleni has been rescued, and is receiving care and
education at Mtendere Village, a program operated by 100X in Malawi.
Dana Blanchard, Director of Operations for Malawi, and Cindy Burnside, a member of the Board,
also delivered remarks and shared their vision and the need for a secondary school in Malawi.
Because there is no secondary school near Mtendere Village, children are required to attend
boarding schools several hours away. Ms. Burnside noted that, “this makes them feel like orphans
all over again.” 100X will build a local secondary school that will serve the children at Mtendere
Village, as well as others in the surrounding communities.
For those still interested in giving a donation to 100X to support on-the-ground work in Africa,
Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe, visit www.100XDevelopment.com.
About 100X Development Foundation
The 100X Development Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leveraging resources to
generate and support creative solutions to eradicate poverty and its negative effects by operating on
the principle of Mark 4:8, "Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased,
they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty and a hundredfold.”
Our mission is to empower children and families for a more hopeful and productive future. Our
focus is on changing the lives of orphaned children with loving care and support, education and job
training to those who are in need, helping vulnerable youth escape trafficking, and giving mothers
healthy nutrition and medical care so they can live to love their children. Our greatest triumphs are
the stories of lives changed and hope renewed.
Information Source: 100X Foundation
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