Monday, September 28, 2009

More Bags bought!

Thank You my book club friend Beverly Johnson for purchasing 16 school bags today!!! Keep it coming friends! Thank You!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Closer to 1,000 mark!

Tindi Amadi who graciously handles our admin has confirmed that we so far have **634** children on our official list.Plus a potential of 250 more in the works.That is 116 left to recruit. Great job! Now this means more work to ensure that we deliver our promise to all these children! Keep up the great job everyone!! THANK YOU!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Remember friends, as you give to buy school bags or toys......IT'S MORE THAN GIVING TOYS AND GIFTS TO THESE CHILDREN, IT IS REALLY GIVING THEM HOPE!

Friday, September 18, 2009


OUR MISSION OF THE WEEK! WHILE WE DIDN'T DO THE 400 BAGS WE DID PURCHASE 148 SCHOOL BAGS!! We had alot of pledges and I really appreciate the support! Will send Joe Kirigia (our banker) and he'll notify us once he has recieved them. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Thank You: Soren, Kim, William & Dian, Vicky, Cory, Anne, Kemi and Shirley for your contributions this week!!!! God bless you and please watch this space for updates on how we are doing. With Sincere Gratitude, Lorraine Kirigia

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Day 3 of the Mission Week!

Another fab day! It was my friend's birthday today Anne Morris and she bought 16 bags for the Xmas Torch project. I also had pledges from: William and Dian- 16 bags Kemi- 2 bags Jaqi Wanjiru- 50 bags!!! Another huge success friends!!! I am truely humbled!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 2 of The Mission of the Week Campaign!!

Tuesday Contributions in: 25 Omr = 5,000 Ksh = 20 school bags! well done friends. 3 days to go!! today we are at 104 school bags!

Monday, September 14, 2009

First Day of the Mission Week!!

Friday 11th September we were on a mission to purchase 60 bags and guess what because you are people of your words we managed to contibute enough to buy 101 bags!!!!!!!Thanks to the following great friends of Xmas Torch:James Komu, John Muriuki, Neddy Karwitha, Joseph Mwenda and Joe Kirigia!!This week we are on a mission to purchase 400 bags! so far I have donations from Soren in Oman - 50 OMR, Kim-50 OMR, Shirley Jackson-10 OMR. With the current exchange rate that puts us at 22,000 ksh. This means we have as of today Monday so far 88 bags!!!! Well done my dearest friends well done!!!

September 14th to September 18th Goal of the Week

After the huge success of last week Friday, we are doing it again this time we have given ourselves a one week target! Between Monday 14th September 2009 to 18th September 2009 we are focused in purchasing 400 school bags! Each bag costs 250 ksh and we have sent out an email, facebook and sms campaign to realise this goal. I shall keep you posted as to how we are doing by the end of the week. Stay tuned! THANK YOU FOR IT IS DONE!!!! With Gratitude, Lorraine Kirigia

Friday, September 11, 2009


WE DID IT!!! STARTED LAST NIGHT WANTING TO PURCHASE 60 BAGS AND WE ENDED UP WITH 101 SCHOOL BAGS!!! INSPIRATIONAL! GOD BLESS YOU KOMU, MURIUKI, NEDDY, KAREA, MWENDA! THANK YOU! THE JOY IS YOURS! To those who promised to join us later we look forward to it. Am very humbled and so grateful friends!

Facebook Campaign Huge Success!

My 15 targeted facebook friends have done a great job in less than 24 hours! The Target was to purchase 60 school bags (we give away school bags packed with goodies every year) by end of day today! Each bag cost 250 ksh at wholesale price and I requested each friend to buy 4bags which would mean contributing 1,000 ksh. With my friend James Komu setting the pace by purchasing all the 60 bags, the rest of my friends are still doing great as of 1346 hours today. My friend Joe Muriuki has sent his 50 pounds which will purchase 25 schools bags. Neddy Karwitha another great FB friend, Joseph Mwenda my big brother and I have bought 4 bags each making the total bags bought so far at 97! 24,250 Ksh and counting! A huge blessing this is and we shall continue at this until we make our target! We need to buy 1000 bags we now need 903 school bags. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!


My Dearest Friend Komu has offered to purchase 60 school bags at 15,000 ksh for us! You are a blessing and am eternally greatful! Waiting to hear from my 15 (n0w 14 since Komu replied) on Facebook on the kick off message to purchase school bags!! so encouraging! Thank You Komu!