Orange County Juniors Celebrate Clean Water in Mali

Photo courtesy of Cheryl Young

Photo courtesy of Cheryl Young

with contribution from Cheryl Young, WOV Orange County Juniors

Almost 25 years ago, Women of Vision started with a single chapter in Orange County when a group of women caught the “vision” to help women and children around the world through the projects of World Vision. Eight years ago, the Orange County Juniors were born, an offshoot of the original Orange County group. Now the “Juniors” number around 50 women as they fundraise and passionately serve together.

Recently, the Juniors set a goal to donate money towards building a well in Mali, Africa as part of World Vision’s Mali WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project. Families and children within the chapter came together and found various ways to raise money through garage sales, lemonade stands, cookie sales, and turning in plastic bottles.

And last month, at a pool pizza party, the WOV OC Juniors and their families gathered for a time of celebration. Children brought their donations and shared why they believed clean water is vital. These family donations, along with contributions from a donor, means that now $16,000 is on its way to Mali – enough for a new well.

Thank you partners in the WOV Orange County Juniors group. We celebrate with you and are deeply grateful for your work toward making clean water available for a village in Mali!

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