Chicago, Illinois. November 19, 2011. A team of five Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management students and Accenture Consultants have committed to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in support of the Awassa Children’s Center. Their goal is to raise $19,000, $1 for every foot. Cara Houck, project organizer, said, “In a few weeks, my team and I are taking on a challenge of a lifetime as we climb the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. The greatest purpose of our trip is to raise enough money to build a home for orphaned children in Ethiopia.”
30% of the way towards their goal, the team vows “to see the project until the end.” Cara was a volunteer at the Children’s Center in 2009 and produced a short video which can be seen here. “The children you see in the pictures and video are members of this Project [many] who have been orphaned by the death of their parents from HIV/AIDS.”
The team’s website says: “We are raising one dollar per foot to match the height of the mountain: 19,000 feet. We invite you to donate and help us reach our goal of $19,000. Although there is a great need in Africa, one step at a time is all we need.” Cara and other members of her team plan on visiting the Children’s Center after their climb.
To learn more, visit: http://www.crowdrise.com/kilimanjarokids/fundraiser/CaraHouck