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11-yr.old with dream of medical centre in Zim
« on: June 24, 2007, 03:11:10 am »
Bracelets Ignite a Community
Eleven-year-old Carrie-Anne Bauer has a dream. She wants to raise enough money to build a medical centre in Zimbabwe to help AIDS orphans, and she's half-way there.
by Carey Clark

"God has dreams for everyone and, if you ask Him, He will show them to you," says Carrie-Anne Bauer. She should know. The 11-year-old is almost halfway to her goal of raising $50,000 to help AIDS orphans in Harare, Zimbabwe.


Carrie-Anne Bauer is well on her way to raising $50,000 to help AIDS orphans in Harare, Zimbabwe. "God has dreams for everyone."
Two years ago, Bauer saw a mission presentation about AIDS and children dying in hunger and poverty. Her mother credits the speaker's words for their dramatic impact on her daughter, their church and their home community of Perth, Ontario.

"I cried myself to sleep for two nights," Bauer says. "And I asked my mom what we could do to help."

The mother-daughter duo contacted missionaries working with the Villages of Hope in Zimbabwe, a project of Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO), and found out that $5,000 would furnish a home for orphans, $30,000 would build one and $50,000 would establish a medical clinic. Carrie-Anne chose the $50,000 goal because "I know that with God's help we can do it," she says.

For the first year, the Bauer duo and a girlfriend tried a number of fundraising ideas, including yard sales, bake sales and barbeques. At the end of the year, they had raised about $1,000. Then Pam Bauer attended a women's retreat where someone was selling bracelets as a mission fundraiser, and she thought, "We can make these."

The idea took off immediately. Carrie-Anne and her friend Rachel raised $930 in just three days by setting up a table to sell the bracelets in their school. To date, they've raised almost $20,000.
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Re: 11-yr.old with dream of medical centre in Zim
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007, 07:50:47 am »
amazing

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Re: 11-yr.old with dream of medical centre in Zim
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Re: 11-yr.old with dream of medical centre in Zim
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007, 10:23:43 pm »
Just shows that kids understand more then we think ;)


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Re: 11-yr.old with dream of medical centre in Zim
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007, 10:56:21 pm »
And they dont have all the fears we adults do. :)
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Re: 11-yr.old with dream of medical centre in Zim
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2007, 06:05:04 am »
I have sent this to a few more sites.  Lets hope it get distributed a bit more and she gets help for her cause.