US Bloggers to Kick Off $150,000 Fundraiser on Valentine's Day to Demonstrate Love for South African Community
Blogger Lisa-Jo Baker is working with both U.S. and South African organizations (Take Action, James 1:27 Trust, Help One Now, Pure Charity) to build a community center in Muabane for local women and children. The Christian Post reports that Baker is attempting to raise the necessary funds needed for the facility ($150,000) between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s day. The community center is planned to be suited for 400 people and include a kitchen, vegetable garden, playground, and classrooms, with the goals of providing both nourishment and education to local residents. Take Action, South African nonprofit, has been working on the project “for over a year now,” said Baker. “They had the permissions from the local tribal council, the local government and the blueprint drawn up. All they lacked were the funds."
Baker is heavily invested in the project partially because of personal reasons. Originally from South Africa herself, Baker’s three siblings were adopted from Muabane and she remains closely connected to community.
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