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$8,267 for Mosquito Nets, Wahoo!!

Saturday May 6th we held a party at World Concern HQ to celebrate Baron's birthday and raise money for mosquito nets. Our good friend Julie helped organize a silent auction, we had games for the kids (there are lots of kids!) and everyone had a chance to snack, chat and give. 

Another good friend Mindy Lee talked about her experience working with World Concern, the work they are doing is inspiring. We had a raise the paddle where folks generously gave and the sweetest part was the kids waiting for the amount to get to $2 so they could raise their paddle (actually a fly swatter!) and give. I didn't take a lot of photos as I was a little preoccupied running and around a chatting with friends. What an amazing event to celebrate and help others. Thank you to all of you who supported this cause writing encouragement and donating money. What an amazing experience. Very proud of our son Baron and our community of friends for thinking of others. And Thank you to World Concern for the work you do around the world and making it possible for a kid to realize a dream of helping others. Our hearts are full. - Gabe & Ash

We hit our initial goal!

You guys did it. Your generosity will help provide more than 2,000 nets to families in need. How amazing. We have less than one week until Baron's birthday (May 4th) and we've updated the site with our stretch goal which is 5,000 nets. We're hopeful that with the upcoming auction at World Concern headquarters, we can reach our stretch goal. Again, how amazing! Thank you so much. ---Dad

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Updated Giving

Just a note to say that when we first launched this page we were using a Classy.org page for donations. We've updated to using a Classy.org page that is connect directly to World Concern which is great. We're in the process of getting all the donations listed on the new page. We have a lot of generous gifts that will be showing up on the donations page soon! - Dad

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It's March

We can't believe it's already March. Two months until Baron's birthday (March 4th). In the past month Baron had a visit with a mosquito scientist and we've been talking with World Concern about the donations page. Trying to get it so that donations are run through them and tax deductible. I'll let Baron tell you about the scientist visit and we'll update the donation page when we get everything squared away. In the meantime, we're planning a fundraiser event and will post details when we have them. Baron is writing a few thank you cards each day, they're slowly rolling out. Thank you! - Dad & Baron

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Under the Weather

Baron has been under the weather for the past few days :( But we're very excited to share with him all the generous donations that have come in recently, thank you so very much. He's going to be so very excited. - Dad

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Meeting with World Concern President
 World Concern President Jacinta Tegman, with my brother Roman and me (Baron) meeting at the World Concern HQ in Seattle. 

World Concern President Jacinta Tegman, with my brother Roman and me (Baron) meeting at the World Concern HQ in Seattle. 

I recently met up with Mikki and Jacinta (President) at World Concern. Together we talked about how we can save lives by simply buying mosquito nets. We also talked about future fundraisers and other events which I'm really excited to start planning. Check back for more information on our upcoming dates for a jogathon and our big FUNdraiser party (we brainstormed ideas such as an auction, bake-off, photobooth and more)! -Baron