A Day of Celebration
Since 2012, International Day for Street Children has been celebrated globally on April 12 to acknowledge the strength and resiliency of street children around the world.
Worldwide, millions of children rely on the streets to survive. Over 60,000 of those children are living on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya.
During the week leading up to IDSC, the supporters of MITS came together to raise awareness and funds to meet the needs of those children living on the streets of Nairobi.
The goal: $10,000 to provide meals for 2,000 street kids.
Halfway through the day, an anonymous donor posed a challenge: if you raise $7,500 by 7:30 PM CT, the challenger will give $2500, reaching the goal.
Supporters and donors rallied together and rose to the challenge. Together, you raised $10,457 - that's food for 2,091 street children, going above and beyond our goal!
What an amazing day! Thankful to everyone who supported, shared, gave, and celebrated with us.
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