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Who is Team World Vision Ozarks?
Team World Vision Ozarks is a local marathon team that trains to run the Chicago Marathon in 2010. The group raises funds locally for clean water in Africa.
How your donations go to work?
TWVO is a sub group of Team World Vision in Chicago IL. In Chicago they will meet up with a 1000 other runners that share the same passion for Africa. The funds Team World Vision Ozarks raises go directly to World Vision Organization. World Vision is a Christian Humanitarian group that that helps poverty stricken countries around the world for more information visit www.worldvision.org. In the past years, Team World Vision has raised close to two million dollars. Team World Vision Ozarks has raised close to 30,000 in the past two years. World vision has taken the money raised and works in Zambia, Africa to build water wells which service 600-900 women and children in a village. World Vision has also built medical clinics in the same region. This year Team World Vision’s focus is now in Kenya, Africa because their need for clean water is greatest.
How your Team World Vision Ozarks raises funds?
The group raises funds in various ways:
- Child Sponsorship- They will have sponsorship packets available at Global Fayre on April 2nd from 6:15-9:45pm. When a child is sponsored you directly make a connection to the Kenya community. You will receive information about your child; receive a progress letter, and child communication every few months for a small monthly fee of $35. Our team in return will receive a credit of $420 for your sponsorship of the child.
- On April 2nd Team World Vision Ozarks will be hosting an Urban Orienteering Challenge called Time Talent and Treasure. The race consists of a $10 per person registration fee and forms can be found on our blog spot www.twvozarks.blogspot.com or at www.omrr.org. under events. The group will have a sponsorship table inside Global Fayre and outside in the patio area on the corner of Walnut and Campbell St.
- The group will also take cash donations as well. Global Fayre will also donate $1 for every purchase made in the store during the evening.
We’re excited to play a (small) part in the second visit of “World Vision Experience: AIDS” to Springfield.
The exhibition opened today at Remingtons, on Republic Road, Springfield, and will continue until next Sunday.
The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the plight of children in Africa, and to encourage people to sponsor children in Africa. Global Fayre is delighted to contribute to the sponsorship pack; sponsors are entitled to a 25% in-store discount and will also know that every time they make a purchase at the store in 2010, 5% of their spend will go directly to World Vision.
Find out more about World Vision Experience: AIDS here.
Find out more about Global Fayre here.
Team world vision ozarks will be showing War Dance at McBride Elementary School on Friday Sept 27th.
There will be a silent auction at 6:30
The movie will start at 7:00pm
Admission is free.
What is War Dance? – a documentary revealing the redemptive power of music, even in the most horrific places. Focusing on three children in their early teens in war-torn Uganda, War Dance tracks the efforts of the school of a refugee camp called Patongo to compete in Uganda’s countrywide music competition.
Who is team world vision ozarks? – a group of runners who have a passion for those less fortunate. Currently training for the 2008 Chicago Marathan and raising money to help struggling communities in Africa.