Fundraising spotlight

The little acts of love shown by our supporters are the reason we are able to reach so many children with a meal every day they attend school.

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Do small things with great love

Nineteen-year-old Madeline Kinnaird found a way to help give children a better life, one step at a time, when she began fundraising for Mary’s Meals.

As the Electrical Engineer major from Collin County in Texas trained for a marathon, she asked her friends and family to suggest relevant words that she would then map out and ‘run’.

The inspirational quote she penned on her running shoes – ‘Do small things with great love’ - kept her focused when the going was tough and Madeline proved that a little love can go a long way by smashing her fundraising target of $2020!

Home schoolers get creative

When a group of young home schoolers from Franklin Tennessee decided to organize a fundraiser for Mary’s Meals, they wanted to look the part.

After baking cookies and making Rainbow loom bracelets to sell, the youngsters decided to design their own Mary’s Meals t-shirts to wear during their fundraising event at the St Philip Church. They raised over $500 for Mary’s Meals our work.

Ellie supports us in memory of her dad

Ellie Boyd was inspired by her father’s memory to run a half-marathon after he was killed by a bolt of lightning.

Tim Boyd, an acclaimed oceanographer and long-term supporter of Mary’s Meals, was walking his beloved dogs when the tragedy happened in January 2014.

His devoted daughter Ellie, who lives in Seattle, raised over $6000 for us when she ran the 13-mile event in New York State to honor his memory.

The 17-year-old, who completed the gruelling event alongside her aunt Julie, Tim’s sister, said: “Dad valued education very highly, and was a passionate scientist. I know he’d be pleased that we are helping the charity in his name.”

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