A good friend of ours is a Maryknoll priest in Kenya. We first met him in Egypt. He and hubby and another friend of ours, who we worked with in Indonesia after the tsunami and is in Haiti now, got along grandly, lifting weights and doing dude stuff. Fr. Doug baptized our second born, Rob travelled to the Maryknoll Center in New York to visit, we continue to be penpals.
He is probably one of the most selfless people I've ever met and I hope do do a smidgen of good work as this man continues to do.
He is in charge of the Langata Boys shelter in Nairobi. Fr. Doug is joint venturing with the Salesian Fathers and Canadian Hearts and Hands to build a 1,270 m/sq, two story permanent residence at the cost of about US $500,000. Fr. Doug has personally raised US $35,000 so far and is matching ONE dollar of his personal money for EVERY one dollar that is donated up to a cumulative total of US$100,000.
Make donations to: Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers (in the memo line of the check write Fr. Doug May, MA 1949 and attach a short note to ensure it goes to the proper project.) You will recieve a 100% tax donation and you will be helping some incredibly less fortunate children.
Mail to: Donor Services: Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers
PO Box 302
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302
Every little, tiny bit helps. Or, make a donation to the charity of your choice. A great way to celebrate this Holy day (and it doesn't leave an imprint on your hips like those chocolate rabbits,..)