|Summit 4 Hope
A group of big-hearted, high-energy Heart for Africa volunteers have designed a creative and exciting way to raise funds for Project Canaan in Swaziland. It started with the idea of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa, and has grown to include climbing in Taiwan, Canada, Kenya, Swaziland, and four states in the United States, with all teams summiting on June 30, 2012. Imagine people reaching to some of the highest points on earth to bring HOPE to a country filled with orphans and vulnerable children?
The 2011 Summit 4 HOPE event was a tremendous success! Not only did each team raise a tremendous amount of awareness, but collectively they were able to raise over $100,000! It is amazing what can happen when groups band together under a common vision!
The 2012 Summit 4 HOPE event has an even greater goal, and more teams. This year, we want to raise $150,000 for water projects on Project Canaan. As you know, water is life. Without it, we cannot grow the crops we need for the various feeding programs in which we are involved or be able to support the growing number of orphans who now call Project Canaan home. We need your help to build dams, dig wells and bore holes, and install irrigation!
On June 30th, please join us as 9 teams from around the globe all summit a mountain (or in the case of Taiwan, one of the world’s tallest buildings) to bring water, and HOPE, to a nation in desperate need of both.
If you would like to participate in Summit 4 HOPE in your state or country, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and help us expand this initiative for 2012.
Mt. Kenya Team - Robert Smucker
Team Taiwan - Frances Chou
Team Swaziland - Anthony Mutua
Team Colorado - Laurie Wagner
Team Hawaii - Howard Hodel
Team California -Wolfgang Buehler/ Zack Swire
Team Georgia - Bree Friedl/ Jenny Keeton
Team Canada - Bobby Ramjist
When: Each team will plan accordingly to arrive at the summit of their mountain on June 30th. Each team will have their picture taken with a Heart for Africa flag at the summit of their mountain.
*Mt. Kenya (17,060’) in Mt. Kenya National Park, the second tallest mountain in Africa.
*Taipei 101 (once the tallest building in the world (2046 steps). Taiwan will be celebrating their 101st year of independence.
*Mt. Hope (3,727’) the highest point at Project Canaan
*Mt. Plymouth (14,433’) in Colorado.
*Mt. San Antonio (10,068') the highest point in Los Angeles County
*Mt. Ka’ala (4,025’) the tallest mountain in the Waianae range on Oahu
*Stone Mountain (1,686’) the world’s largest piece of exposed granite
*Algonquin Park (1,466 square miles) the oldest provincial park in Canada