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Koins for Kenya efforts are continuing

Lakeridge group sets up booth at library to raise funds
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Students are continuing the fundraising effort for Koins for Kenya started at Lakeridge High School last spring. Pictured from left are Erin Young, Emma Young, Claire Becker, Ashley Stevens, and in back Katherine Perris and Elise Smart.

Lakeridge High School students Erin Young, Emma Young and Ashley Stevens are continuing the fundraising efforts for Koins for Kenya that they spearheaded this spring and have enlisted more students to help.

The group has set the goal of raising $30,000 during the month of August, which will be enough to build and furnish a regional library in rural Kenya.

This regional library will be the first of its kind in the region, offering books and resources to students, teachers and the community. Literacy classes will also taught at the library.

Students will be manning a donation and information table in front of the Lake Oswego Public Library through August on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. During those times, supplies will be on hand for people to make bookmarks that will go to a child in Kenya.

On most days, local people or businesses will match donations collected at the table.

In an effort to reduce shipping expenses, support the local economy, and be most relevant to the local community, books for the library will be purchased in Kenya.

Donations can be made during staffed hours listed above or mailed to Koins for Kenya - in care of Rinda Hayes, Samburu Area Director, 5314 Tualata Court, Lake Oswego, Ore., 97035. Checks should be payable to Koins for Kenya.

Koins for Kenya is a 501

(c) 3 charitable and non-profit organization. For more information call Rinda Hayes at 503-431-2353.