Ike's Playground - 2017 Haiti
In memory of Ike Sunanday
About This Campaign
In September of 2015, over 1,200 children and staff at Grace Village in Carrefour celebrated "play" with Ike's family, friends and volunteers. (Here is a link to Grace Village's website about the playground: http://www.graceintl.org/pages.asp?pageid=119900). In September of 2016, we once again blessed over 500 children at another location of Grace International's ministry with a 2nd playground in Ike's memory
Most recently, we installed our 3rd playground at the Waney Campus of Grace International where 800+ children celebrated this gift of play in Ike's memory. Each playground dedication includes KIDS OneMeal food for all the children!
Would you help us build our 7th Ike's Playground at a yet to be determined location with Grace International? We also have our 6th memorial playground waiting to be installed in Uganda this summer. Funding is still needed to pay for this playground, but we are trusting God to provide.
Ike's Playground #3, & #4 are in Guatemala - thanks to Christ Wesleyan Church of Milton. These playgrounds were installed in 2017 at two locations where Ike served on a CWC medical mission trip back in 2009.
Our work continues around the world because the need is great. Without YOU, the Kids Around the World playgrounds in Ike's memory would not be possible. There are no words that truly express our gratitude to all who have donated to our five Ike Sunanday Memorial Playgrounds.
This project is in partnership with Kids Around the World and Grace International.
KIDS AROUND THE WORLD, is a faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and families who have been affected by war, poverty, illness, and natural disasters. Their goal is to reach children around the world with the message of God's love.
600+ Playgrounds Built ~ 20,000,000+ Meals Packed ~ 3,000+ Teachers Trained ~ Millions of Children Impacted
raised of $8,000 goal
Campaign to Support Kids Around the World
Kids Around the World, Inc. (KIDS) is a faith-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and families who have been affected by war, poverty, illness, and natural disasters.
Massive hopelessness – a repeated thought in my mind as I visited Haiti three times before the first anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The earthquake brought awareness of a country with insurmountable needs that were magnified by this disaster. Thousands of organizations flooded this small island to help. Kids Around the World was one of them. Did we make a difference? The eyes of children say YES – I see a light in their eyes - I hear a joy in their laughter that didn’t exist in 2011. Bruce and I continue to travel to Haiti to keep the light and joy burning in the hearts of these children. We are blessed to be part of an organization called KIDS AROUND THE WORLD who has placed over 100 playgrounds in Haiti to give hope to these children affected by poverty and natural disasters. Unfortunately many organizations have pulled out of Haiti and the hopelessness is creeping back. At KIDS, we believe our playground ministry is one answer to the ongoing issues facing the children of Haiti. This September we are taking a team of volunteers to install at least two playgrounds and we invite you to join us. We are also seeking funds to help transport, clear, and install our memorial playground. There are several ways you can help.
- If you are interested in becoming a volunteer member of our 2017 Haiti impACT Team, go to: www.katw.net/impact
- We all need to eat, so we have setup a fundraising campaign with Schwan’s Home Food Delivery. www.schwans.com. I order from Schwan’s all the time and their food is excellent! 20% of your order will be donated to our playground fund. When checking out use these codes: Our campaign code is 32180. Also if you set up a rewards account you will receive points (cash) for future orders.
- Help us refurbish this playground for shipment to Haiti at the East Coast KIDS Warehouse in Watsontown, PA
- We also have our KIDS fundraising page where you can make donations towards this playground project.