1ST UMC STUDENTS VISIT TREES FOR LIFE

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A group of children in Kansas are helping save the lives of children around the world.

The 23 children aged 5 to 9, from 1st United Methodist Church of Wichita, have been raising money to help plant Moringa trees as part of their Day Camp activities. The students first learned about the highly nutritious Moringa tree and its potential health and medicinal properties for fighting hunger and disease in developing countries. The students then gave presentations to the numerous adult Sunday school classes in their church and collected donations.

The students came to the Trees for Life office in Wichita to present the funds they had raised – a check for $2,501.10. They were thrilled to learn from David Kimble, Executive Director of Trees for Life, that each dollar they raised and donated represented one tree to be planted, so their efforts could help thousands of children around the world.

1ST UMC DAY CAMP STUDENTS DONATE $2,501.10

 Why did they do it? The students were articulate in answering this question:
“Because it will help lots of hungry people.”
“The Moringa tree is really good for your health.”
“Moringa has lots of good nutrition, and it can prevent diseases.”

1ST UMC DAY CAMP STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AT TREES FOR LIFE

 
 
 
 
The students and their teachers then spent the rest of the afternoon working with Pat Felton, Volunteer Coordinator, on preparing the Moringa tree booklets that Trees for Life distributes around the world. For those couple of hours they filled the room with their joy and enthusiasm for helping others.
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