10 years of mak­ing mir­a­cles

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE -

elated with the re­sponse and how the project has grown. “Do­na­tions have come from Aus­tralia, South Africa, Asia,” he said of the ef­fort, which 10 years ago had hum­ble lo­cal roots. “It blows my mind.”

He re­calls when he first be­gan rais­ing funds for the Mor­gan Jayne Project, he re­al­ized right away he wanted it to grow and last.

“I didn’t want it to be a flash in the pan, I wanted it to be some­thing that per­pet­u­ates. It has gone from a me­mo­rial to my daugh­ter and what it does in her name, but it does so much more.”

He feels even more blessed with the re­sponse given the eco­nomic cli­mate.

While the Mor­gan Jayne Project’s ini­tial goal was to pro­vide for­mula for chil­dren to stop the trans­mis­sion of HIV and Aids from mother to child, it has given the gift of life. The Char­mont Bilin­gual Academy was es­tab­lished to al­low th­ese chil­dren to re­ceive a proper ed­u­ca­tion, and Makowecki says this year they are look­ing at es­tab­lish­ing the next level of ed­u­ca­tion.

“Th­ese kids will be go­ing to their ver­sion of post sec­ondary, and study­ing to Grade 12. They will be get­ting the skills they need to dig them­selves out of a chain of poverty,” he said.

While the new model of com­plet­ing the wish list us­ing Amazon has lit­er­ally saved thou­sands of dol­lars used for ship­ping, there is still a need to raise some funds to pay for cus­toms.

Pa­trick Ko­lafa

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