Haven of Hope International, a local nonprofit, is raising money for their Klimbing for Kids campaign. As part of that campaign, they will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
The money raised is for Future of Hope, a vocational program that provides funding for employable vocation training or college tuition for children in orphanages across the world.
The founder and president of Haven of Hope in Fort Myers, Alice Skaff, says these funds will allow these children to live successful lives once they leave the orphanage.
“A lot of them have big dreams. They want to be doctors, they want to be lawyers or be engineers, or army, all these things. But that’ll take support. So everything we’re doing is raising funds for vocational training for education, transitional support. I’m personally climbing for a dream center at a home called Watu Wa Maana and it’s in Louisville, Kenya,” said Skaff.
Skaff is hoping that the dream center she’s climbing for can provide the children in that orphanage with a computer lab.
Each climber is responsible for raising a minimum of $2,500.
You can find more information about the climb by clicking here. You can donate to the cause by following this link.