Mikinduri Children of Hope is blessed to be associated with so many dedicated sponsors and donors. Due to the generosity of these sponsors and donors, MCOH has raised over $1,000,000 for the people of Kenya. The list below outlines a few, but not all, of our donors and sponsors. We appreciate each donation we receive and ensure that your money is spent improving the lives of our Kenyan neighbors. For further information on our donors, sponsors and fundraising efforts, visit our News page or our Facebook page.
TechnoMedia has been a supporter of Mikinduri Children of Hope designing posters, brochures and other marketing and print design for our various fundraising activities since 2004. Now they have donated this brand new website to help us promote our activities, help our fundraising, and encourage donations and engagement. Thank you TechnoMedia!
Canadian Diabetes Association of Canada has been a partner since 2016. They buy our collected donations of gently used clothing, shoes, bedding, toys, books and household items. Your support of this program supports both the Canadian Diabetes Association and MCOH.
Superior Sanitation Ltd have been providing a free shipping container for many years in which we store donations of all kinds from furniture, toys, books, antiques to linens, which we sell at our Gigantic Yard Sale in May of each year. Thx Edward for your kind support.
Knights of Columbus Councils from across PEI, have been great supporters of our “clothing drive” by collecting gently used items, which we benefit from by selling to Canadian Diabetes Association.
Burnside Presbyterian Charge, Cornwall, PEI, have been great partners in supporting a very remote village called Mukuroni, by providing funds to build classrooms, furniture, latrines, and a cookhouse. Their generosity has changed the lives of these very poor, but courageous Kenyans. Thank you so very much for your ongoing support.
All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Cardigan, PEI, through their breakfast program and other events, have provided funds for a school in another remote area, outside of Mikinduri, as well as a cookhouse and pipeline for the school feeding program. Your ongoing support is truly appreciated and is making a huge difference. Thank you so much.
West River United Church, Cornwall, PEI, raised sufficient funds to construct a pipeline and water filter system for a school in Western Kenya. The students now have clean drinking water thanks to your generosity. Thank you so much.
Alderwood United Church in Etobicoke, Ont, have been partners for several years, contributing funds every year, for projects like a classroom, desks, other teaching resources, as well as funding a feeding program.
MCOH was founded at Good Sheppard Catholic Pastoral group of churches, Cornwall, PEI, in 2003. Many projects have been completed through the generosity of the parishioners and volunteers, including the construction of a four-classroom school, furniture, feeding program, and a pipeline to name a few. Thank you for your loyalty for the past 14 years. You have truly raised up the Kagwuru and other communities.
Rotary Club of Charlottetown, through a generous grant in 2017, have funded the repair to the solar system at the Mageta Island Medical Centre in Western Kenya. A pipe line and water purification system was also installed. In another school their funds supported the construction of a water pipeline and purification system, providing safe water to many students. It is a pleasure being associated with such a wonderful group of community leaders.
Royal Star Fisheries Co-op in Tignish, PEI, after hearing of the plight of fishers on Mageta Island, the members made a significant donation, which is being used to help the Island community with improved compostable ecological toilets, pure drinking water, as well as training on public sanitation and health practices. Their funds are also being used to fund a feeding program at a school for 400 students. We thank you for your big hearts, and we look forward to partnering on other projects.
Stratford Rotary Club, Stratford, PEI, have been sponsoring the “Stratford Rotary Run” for the past eight years, with great enthusiasm. This kind group of community leaders have contributed greatly to advancing our feeding programs as well as providing funds for agriculture improvement projects, which increase incomes for those we serve. This has been a great relationship, and we look forward to ongoing partnering opportunities. Thank you so much for your dedication and generosity of spirit.
Lennie Gallant of Rustico, PEI and Halifax, NS. Lennie offered his great songwriting and entertaining talent to our “Fill the Dory” fundraiser in 2016, which sold out to a capacity crowd. Lennie’s efforts and those of his highly talented band, as well as Catherine McLellan, and Dennis Ellsworth helped us raise thousands of dollars for a school feeding program, and funded hundreds of Day’s for Girls Hygiene kits. Thank you, Lennie and friends for your kindness.
PEI Women’s Sewing Groups from across PEI have been spending hours making “Days for Girls” washable and reusable “Hygiene Kits”, which our team distributes to female students, allowing them to stay in school. The 2018 mission team distributed 480 kits to very happy students.
Quilting B and More, a Charlottetown business owned by Suzanne Lane, has been so supportive of the Day’s for Girls program, by providing training, materials and the use of their sewing room and machines. Thank you, Suzanne for your generosity towards this essential program.
Royal Canadian Air Force Association (RCAFA) 201 (Confederation) Wing, Charlottetown, have recently agreed to partner with us on a new fundraising initiative, which will be started in spring of 2018. Thank you, members for your willingness to support our work.
UPEI School of Sustainability. For several years we have been fortunate to have the support of the Engineering faculty, by working closely with the first and second year engineering students, to develop solutions for real world problems which exist in the two regions in Kenya where we have projects. In fact, some of the students have travelled to Kenya to implement their engineering solutions. This continues to be a great partnership.
Jackson and Olivia Lea, kids of Alana and Jason, gave up all their birthday gifts by requesting that people donate cash. They donated the $300 to MCOH! We are very grateful and impressed with their charitable spirit at such a young age!
At recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough President Doug Bridges presented to Ted Grant, Head of the “Children of Hope” Foundation, a donation of $1000 to support the work of the Foundation in Minkinduri, Kenya.
Stratford Elementary students, staff and the community recently came together to support the Mikinduri Children of Hope ( MCOH) non-profit organization. Following the concert, students Tristan Atkins and Emma Wheeler presented a cheque to Ted Grant, president of the Mikinduri Children of Hope charitable organization, and Ambassa.
St. Thomas’ Church in Spring Brook hosted a Nativity Set Display in December of 2010.
Doreen Cole of the Springton United Church presented Ted Grant with a check from the proceeds of the Christmas Nativity display in January 2011.
Printed in the Guardian Jan 14, 2010. Stewart MacIntosh, left, Rotary Club of Stratford, receives a cheque from Brian Gallant, Stratford Credit Unionlooking on is Ted Grant, Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation. Stratford Credit Union is a sponsor of the annual Stratford Rotary Run for Mikinduri. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]
Rev Steven Stead of Presbyterian Church’s Central Parish presents Ted Grant with a donation in 2009. Presbyterian Central Parish has since sponsored the Thuuri Feeding program.
St. Thomas’ Anglican Church women’s group in Springbrook PEI donated knitted dolls to hand out to children for the 2009 Medical Mission trip to Mikinduri, Kenya. They also donated the proceeds from their beautiful Christmas Nativity Set show. Pictured (from left to right) is Doreen Cole, Ted Grant, Rita Grant, and Lola Ogilvie.
Dawn Brown, Marketing Coordinator for Vogue Optical Ltd, presents Ted Grant , Project and Fundraising Director for the Mikinduri Children of Hope organization, and his wife Rita, committee member, with hundreds of pairs of sunglasses. The glasses will be distributed to the needy of Mikinduri through the vision clinics in January 2009. As well as vision clinics, medical and dental clinics will also be carried out.
Bluefield High School Leadership class supports MCOH with at $1400 check, by holding a bingo night in the fall of 2009.
Printed in Guardin 2009. Susan Stakel, organizing committee, and John Stakel, Rotary Club of Stratford and race director, prepare for the Rotary Run for Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation, Sunday. The run, which will go rain or shine, consists of a fun 5-km run and a 15-km hill run starting at 9 a.m. at the Metro Credit Union in Stratford. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]
Harding Medical have donated wheelchairs for the medical missions in Mikinduri since 2008. Pictured here from left to right are John Langille, Ted Grant, and Clary Stubbert.
Dr. Cheryl Wenn donated toothbrushes for the upcoming mission trip to Mikinduri. These toothbrushes will be handed out to children and adults who likely never brushed their teeth before.
Randy Fischer of Rol-land Farms Ltd, pictured with MCOH volunteer Jane Farmer, have been donating the mushroom compost for the Mushroom Compost sale since 2008.
Williams Murphy and MacLeod has provided the location for the Mushroom Compost Sale since 2008. Phillip Boudreault of WM&M is pictured with MCOH volunteer Jane Farmer.
Eddie Clark of Green Isle, pictured with MCOH volunteer Jane Farmer, have been trucking the mushroom compost since 2008 for our annual mushroom compost sale.
Four of MCOH’s youngest fundraisers, Bethany, Maria, Mary and Cora, hold a lemonade sale with the proceeds for Mikinduri Children of Hope in 2008.
Deltaware staff support MCOH with personal donations in 2008.
The staff of Golf PEI have been sponsoring a child through Chalice in the village of Mikinduri since 2008.
Harding Medical has generously donated wheelchairs for the Mikinduri medical missions since 2008.
Printed in Guardian in 2008. Giving Children Hope: Wade Gregory, left, branch manager, RBC Dominion Securities, presents a cheque to Jane Farmer, board member, Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation, and Ted Grant, president of the foundation. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]
Printed in the Guardian, 14 May 2008. Luca LeClair, left, Fiona Clancey, Eliza Dickie and Isaac Hendrickson, students at the Island Montessori Academy, are proud to give Ted Grant of Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation, their donation towards providing water at a feeding centre. Two Island Montessori Academy schools raised approximately $4,000 for the Mikinduri Children of Hope through a read-a-thon. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]
Printed in Guardian in 2007. Ted Grant, left, presents Dana Cole, branch manager BMO Bank of Montreal, and Keith MacLeod, area manager, with a plaque of appreciation for their donation to the Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation. The donation will go toward the general support of the foundation. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]
Briana MacLeod, founder of Kids Helping Kids, presented Ted Grant with a $5000 check in 2009. Her foundation www.kidshelpingkids.ca has supported MCOH since 2007.
Printed in Guardian in 2007. Band and choir students from Vernon River consolidated school, recently raised funds by presenting an evening of music in support of three relief/development organizations, whose representatives had previously spoken to Grade 6 to 9 students at the school. Ted Grant, right, of the Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation, standing with school principal Jean Boudreau and Grade 7 band students. Emily Dewar, second left, and Jessica Visser, thanked the school for tir efforts. Grant’s group were handed a third of the money raised. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]
Printed in Guardian in 2007. Paul Jenkins, left, representing the Friendly Pharmacy in Charlottetown presents Ted Grant of the Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation with medical supplies to be used to help children in the Kenyan community of Mikinduri. The Friendly Pharmacy has already provided significant contributions through their support for the Mikinduri Vanishing Coffee Parties. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]
Printed in the Guardian in 2008. The grade 5 classes from Glen Stewart elementary school in Stratford held a penny drive to raise money to help people in Mikinduri, Kenya, Africa. Ted Grant accepted a cheque on behalf of the Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation. From left, are Laura Miller, Yolanda Hutcheson, Justin Murphy, Grant, and Jenna Arbing. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]
Printed in Guardian July 2006. Brian Landry, left, manager of the Scotiabank Commercial Banking Centre in Charlottetown, presents a cheque to Ted Grant of the Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation. With them are Scotiabank representatives Judy Clair and Jim Lavers. The foundation is a P.E.I.-based charity involved in several projects at the small village of Mikinduri, Kenya. Island donations have helped provide close to 100,000 meals for orphans and widows, provided clean drinking water, completed a maternity ward, and built an orphanage. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]
Printed in Guardian 2006. Ted Grant, fundraising and project manager, Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation, accepts a donation from Nancy Oaks, from Red Lane Gardens. Oaks donated money raised for the sale of Day Lilly seedlings. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]
Instead of birthday presents, Carter asked his guest to bring items for the kids of Mikinduri Village. Carter’s Aunt Karen and Uncle Greg have been to Mikinduri on MCOH mission trips and brought all the items that were donated by Carter’s friends with them when they went to Mikinduri. This is quite a big gesture from a little boy.
In 2005, Lily celebrated her second birthday party by attending her Mom’s “Island Petroleum Vanishing Coffee Party”. These parties were held all over PEI to support Mikinduri Children of Hope.
Printed in www.peicanada.com in 2005. Many people in the Souris area have been taking part in a Vanishing Coffee Party as a fundraiser for the Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation, which exists to relieve poverty in Kenya. The coffee party started when Rita and Ted Grant, of Cornwall invited Sara Deveau, of Souris, and six other guests to be a party of seven at their home. Sara and the others involved were then required to invite six people for coffee and each of those six were required to host five people and so on within two weeks. Each invited guest must give a donation of at least $6 and if all the coffee parties occur the group will raise $84,000. With Ms Deveau, far right, being one of the original seven, one of her invited guests was Father Flloyd Gallant, of Souris, who invited Mary mcCormac, who had Kay Grant at her Party, who invited jean Cormier to her party and then mildred MacCormack invited Kim Outhouse, who was unavailable for the photo, to her party. If you are interested, drop off a donation to either St Mary’s Church in Souris or St Alexis Church in Rollo Bay. The churches have started a collection and will be collecting loonies and toonies one Sunday a month.
Printed in Guardian in 2004. Makena Ambassa and her newborn baby, Zenetta, look on as Adam Chaloner, right, from Jack Fraser helps Ted Grant, fundraising co-ordinator for the Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation, get fitted for an upcoming fashion show. Gift of Water for Christmas Fassion Show is being held on Nov 10, 7:30pm at the Cornwall United Church, tickets are $10 and are available at the door. All funds raised are for the Mikinduri Water Distribution Project which will provide clean water to hundreds of families. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]
Ted Grant, Mikinduri Children of Hope President, presenting a plaque of appreciation to Geoff Boyle owner of Video Pros AVU on St Peters Rd in Charlottetown. Geoff was very generous in his support for our Great Vanishing Coffee party, by donating a big flat screen TV, which was a major prize, and which helped to make the fundraiser a great success.
This is a picture of Ted Grant, Mikinduri Children of Hope President, with Jim Harper, one of the owners of Island Copier Ltd, and his Office Mgr. Stacey MacPhail. Island Copier has been very generous in providing our foundation with free photocopying services, which enables us to keep our operating costs to a bare minimum.
Mike Hennessey, of Island Petroleum, presenting a cheque to Ted Grant.
Ann Thurlow, Public Relations Director with Mikinduri Children of Hope, and Ted Grant presenting a plaque of appreciation to Brian Landry Branch Manager of Scotia Bank on Grafton St. in Charlottetown. The bank doubled our yard sale proceeds with a contribution of $5000.
Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee and Councillor Cecil Villard present a cheque to Ted Grant. The donation will allow the foundation to dig three wells in Mikinduri, Kenya. [Photo courtesy of The Guardian]