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Kids for Kids Offers Help for Darfur & Sudan

Kids for Kids was founded in 2001, and is currently aiding over 250,000 people in 51 villages.

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To learn more, visit kidsforkids.org.uk

(CORVALLIS, Ore.) - Patricia Parker, MBE, Founder and CEO of Kids for Kids, will be visiting the Mid-Willamette Valley September 13-17, 2009.

Kids for Kids is an international organization, based in the United Kingdom, which helps villages in Darfur, Sudan, become viable and sustainable. Ms. Parker is well-known throughout the international community that has connections with Darfur, and has received many commendations and awards in the U.K.

Kids for Kids helps people help themselves by providing the necessary tools to revamp villages which are on the brink of extinction.

They offer animal loans and donations, dig wells for clean water, train medical personnel, teach agricultural techniques, participate in reforestation efforts, and provide basic necessities like blankets, mosquito nets, and solar lanterns.

Kids for Kids was founded in 2001, and is currently aiding over 250,000 people in 51 villages. Ms. Parker has been able to forge an alliance with the Sudanese government and rebel groups to avoid violence and destruction of the Kids for Kids villages, and thus, the villages are thriving, and people are returning to these villages from refugee camps. For more information, visit kidsforkids.org.uk.

There will be two fundraising events open to the public during Ms. Parker’s visit to the Willamette Valley.

The first is a Jazz Benefit Concert on September 14th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Corvallis (at 8th and Monroe Streets).

The concert features the 8th Street Jazz Band of Corvallis. Suggested donation is $10, and Ms. Parker will be making a presentation during intermission.

The second event will be September 16th at the Hilyard Community Center in Eugene, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The address is 2580 Hilyard Street, Eugene, OR, and is sponsored by the Lane County Darfur Coalition.

This is a free event open to the public. Ms. Parker will make a presentation and there will be time for questions and informal discussion. At both events, informational literature and donation forms will be available.

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