Steinbach Walk raises over $ 15,500 for Education

WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES MANITOBA raised over $ 15,500 at our 10th Annual Walk  last Sunday at AD Penner Park in Steinbach.  All proceeds are going towards education for orphan and needy children in Liberia, West Africa.   For many children in this country, going to school is only a dream.  They simply do not have the funds. Many families hardly have enough food to eat, not to mention school fees.

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We had over 80 walkers come out! What an amazing COMMUNITY SPIRIT!!

Thank you to all our volunteers who helped to make this event such a great success!

Kiana face painting

Kiana Martens you are an expert at face painting! The kids loved it!!

Registration at the Walk

Abe & Karen Sawatzky and Lorie Friesen took care of registration and counting of donations. Norm Senkiw & Roy Bartel set up all the signs.

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Ella, Abby and Avery Myer you look great!!

Kristle Falk

Good Job Kristle Falk!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!!

Don Dewey with Student

Don Dewey with one of his students, Tsega Derksen, from Stonybrook Middle School. Thank you for raising money in the “Coins for Kids” containers. Mr. Dewey’s class raised $ 70.05 and Mr. Neufeld’s class raised $ 100.65 They chose Alvin and Calvin to help. See Twin Boys Found Roaming the Streets of Monrovia This will go towards their Education Fund.

Don Dewey singing Liberia song

Don Dewey composed a song ” Liberia” and sang it for us at the walk. What an amazing song!!  Let me know when you have it on YouTube.

Elaine Peters and Karen Barkman

Thank you Elaine Peters for ” always” being ready to jump in and help!! I love working alongside you!!

Walk Refreshments

Reg Peters + Norm Senkiw barbecued the hotdogs! Drinks, cookies and watermelon was served after the walk. Dianne Watchorn, Joyce Stoesz and Edith Broesky took care of the canteen. Thanks to ALL our volunteers!!

Thanks to all the donated raffle prizes!!

Thank you to Corny Rempel at Mix 96.7 FM for advertising the walk and inviting me to speak on the Morning Show! Thanks to Michelle Sawatzky and Karen Black at Golden West Radio for your time too! Everyone’s contribution made this event a great success! We will be able to put 150 students back to school this coming September. THAT is worth it all!!!

The Mitchell Elementary School raised $ 3,352.00 towards supporting Liberian Children to school! This is the 6th year in a row that this school has been raising money at their annual “Treats and Treasures” event for Provision of Hope. Thank you to all the teachers at this school who influence their students to reach out to others world wide. You are an exceptional school!! The Treats and Treasures money is not included in the money raised at Walk a Mile in My Shoes.

From the children of Liberia, I say a BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED IN FUNDING US TO SCHOOL!