Molly Bam gets a new wing
With the money raised from bracelet sales the Orphan Bracelet Campaign supports the work of several orphanages. For example, OBC recently completed building a new wing at the Molly Bam Orphanage in Alexandria, South Africa.
The OBC provides monthly financial support to the Molly Bam orphanage, which cares for abandoned, abused, orphaned and physically challenged children. The orphanage supports up to 80 children, 15 of which are infants.
The new wing for the orphanage includes a large living room, two large bedrooms and a bathroom designed especially to care for the many babies taken in by Molly Bam. The large bedrooms are necessary to accommodate the many rows of cribs required by the orphan babies. At a total cost of approximately $9,400 (ZAR 72,000), the new wing also includes a kitchen for food preparation.
A bigger bedroom underway
In addition to the new wing, the OBC also planted a permaculture garden at the orphanage. The garden helps to provide a healthy diet for the children while teaching them how to grow their own food. Labor to build the garden was provided by locals, but bracelet purchases helped to fund the tools, supplies, seedlings, water tanks and other items necessary for this sustainability project. The total cost to establish the garden was approximately $730 (ZAR 5,600).
The OBC also recently facilitated the donation of a computer to the orphanage and soon the children will start a computer training course.
As with the Molly Bam project, your bracelet purchases help to provide many basic services to rural communties and AIDS orphans in general.
Your contributions provide employment for women crafters living with AIDS who make the bracelets, daily food programs for children, permaculture gardens to grow their own food and much more.
The new living room
The simplest way to help us raise funds is to host a screening of Angels in the Dust, or a Bracelet Party. We’ll provide everything you need to organize a fun evening with friends, family, your school, church or organization. Visit our Host a Bracelet Party page for information.