KIDSAVE Summer Miracles Program 6/3/17

KIDSAVE COOKOUT CELEBRATES SUMMER  AND FUNDS IOWA VISITS FOR COLOMBIAN ORPHANS

Des Moines area families won’t want to miss this cookout for a cause. The evening includes games, food, generous auction items thanks to local businesses, and live music. Proceeds will benefit Iowa Kidsave, an organization that matches older Columbian orphan children with loving Iowa homes.

Cookout Details:

  • 4-9 p.m., Saturday, June 3
  • Granger Community Center, 2200 Walnut St., Granger
  • 4 p.m. Lawn games, bounce house, minnow races
  • 5 p.m. Dinner of pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, beans, and beverages
  • 6-9 p.m. Live music from Home After Dark
  • Silent auction all evening Tickets: $25 per person/$50 per family. Purchase at www.kidsave.org and click on events.

Iowa Kidsave is the local chapter of a national organization seeking to get children worldwide out of orphanages and foster care and into permanent families. In Iowa, the Kidsave Summer Miracles Program brings Colombian children, ages 11-14, to central Iowa for four weeks in July to meet potential parents through an orphan hosting program.

Local organizers Karen and John Erikson are passionate about Kidsave for a very personal reason – their 18-year-old daughter, adopted in 2013.  “Meeting our daughter Luz through Kidsave has impacted Luz, our marriage, our family, and our community in a powerful, beautiful way,” they said. “This is too important not to share.” Check out the Eriksons’ story and Luz’ description of her transition from a Colombian orphanage to her forever family in Polk City, Iowa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQsM–EZN6U

Kidsave is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Iowa Kidsave Summer Miracles Program is currently seeking host families for July. To learn more, visit www.kidsave.org

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>