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May 2, 2011 Dinner & Silent Auction

⊆ March 17th, 2011 | ≡ Topic: Uncategorized | | ˜ Comments Off on May 2, 2011 Dinner & Silent Auction

Kinder Feeding 2011


DOERS is having the 2nd annual Dinner and Silent Auction. All proceeds will go towards future enhancement and growth of DOERS and our mission of education and poverty reduction strategies in foreign countries. Centered around maternal and child health, that children may live healthy and strong lives and grow to build strong communities. $12 Prior to Event $15 At the Door. Please join us for a fun night of food, live music and silent auction. For more information please contact Kasey Smart. (Kasey@doersmissions.org) We hope to see you there!

When: May 2nd, 6:30 pm

Where: Oxford Suites
1426 S. Entertainment Avenue
Boise, ID 83709
(208) 322-8000


March 17th, 2011
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2010 Update and Outlook

⊆ December 7th, 2010 | ≡ Topic: Uncategorized | | ˜ Comments Off on 2010 Update and Outlook

2010 was a good year. Looking back one of the big successes was that we needed to be able to help our amigos in Honduras without saving and then spending all of our pennies to fly there so what we came up was Kinder Feeding Program. It’s a nutritional program that supports learning and development with our partner Ellen Finn, Project School Supplies around Copan Ruinas.  It grew from zero schools to six and serves ~150 ‘kinderchubbies’ every school day. How much does it cost? $2 per kid per month! So we are very optimistic about the program.

So far this year we distributed about 73,000 prenatal multivitamins in four countries and three continents which is actually but a drop in a vast ocean. However, what turned out to matter was all the prayers because the most amazing thing happened. The great hero Pat Havener and the wonderful people of Cristo Salva Clinic/Missions were able to work with Vitamin Angel Alliance, one of the best organization in the world, to get enough pre/postnatal multivitamins for… 10,000 women! It’s eight pallets; maybe like 5 million vitamins, and now the day might come where 1,000 Healthy Baby Program turns into 10,000 Healthy Baby Program. It’s such a blessing and with that help we can now focus on improving education and feedback.

In a related project, one in which I don’t play a direct role but that I really like, Cristo Salva graduated another 20 midwives (parteras) in the Macuelizo Valley so the human infrastructure needed to help mothers and babies is only going to get better. I think that helping pregnancies, and births is the smartest, best thing.

Currently we are having problems getting the deworming medicine we need. There were concerns within the FDA about medicine manufactured in other countries where there isn’t FDA monitoring so shipments going through the US are currently blocked. If we could buy 30,000 doses today then we have a plan which is to integrate deworming with biosand filtration, and there is a very good opportunity to do so in Honduras in January. Put the knife right at the throat of the parasites so they cannot do harm to kids and expectant moms.

We would like to help our friends at Casa Aurora to meet their medical supply needs. They are a HIV/AIDS outreach program, and clinic, and they are our friends. Working under very difficult conditions they bring hope to families afflicted by a terrible disease. We would like to stand by them so any money we raise from our silent auction at the Honduran will be earmarked for them. Also my dad, the great hero Mike Turner, quietly sends them money somewhat regularly to help with bus fares which is pretty cool.

In January when we go to Honduras we would like to replace water filters that have cracked, but all the new filters will go to schools and teachers. We want to work with teachers so they understand how they work and their benefits. This is part of a new initiative we have called ‘Healthy Schools Research Study’ which is still in the initial planning stages.

We would also like to build some floors and learn about stoves in January; some very special families/ friends need floors and stoves. We also helped our friends at an orphanage (Happy Angels Orphanage in Copan Ruinas) set up a micro enterprise selling hotdogs. I am going to eat so many hotdogs!

We have a lot of suffering in the cross hairs, and I’m praying for strength, for the strength of our family of partners, the health of all our families, and that everyone has a blessed Advent and Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and good luck with exams.

Thank you,

Rob Turner


December 7th, 2010
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World AIDS Day Volunteer Scavengerhunt Contest

⊆ December 2nd, 2010 | ≡ Topic: Uncategorized | | ˜ Comments Off on World AIDS Day Volunteer Scavengerhunt Contest

On December 1st for World AIDS Day we had a contest between volunteers to get donations for the silent auction we will be having at our 4th Annual Honduran Dinner to raise money to buy medicine and other supplies to get to Casa Aurora Clinic/HIV/AIDS outreach program in San Pedro Sula. And the winner is… Janis! Who taught herself how to paint using Bob Ross videos, and donated them. Thank you Janis! The prize in keeping with tradition was a machete. Many, many thanks to all of the volunteers and all the donors. It will take a lot of work, but together humanity can win against HIV/AIDS.


December 2nd, 2010
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Please Join Us!

⊆ November 20th, 2010 | ≡ Topic: Uncategorized | | ˜ Comments Off on Please Join Us!

What: DOERS 4th annual Honduran dinner fundraiser and silent auction   When: Saturday December 11th @ 6pm  Where: Faith Hall, Sacred Heart Church, 811 S Latah street Boise ID  Admission: $5

Please join us for: Christmas tamales, Tapada (coconut stew), Chuleta (pork chops with mango), Tajanos (fried plantains), Ensalata, Frijoles (beans), Mantequilla (cream), Queso (cheese), Verduras Salmuercas (veggies), and Tortillas

Proceeds: Go towards supporting clean water, maternal health, child nutrition, killing parasites, supporting HIV/AIDS outreach, supporting orphanages, and the DOERS Winter Expedition 2011.

For any further information feel free to contact  Kasey Smart at Kasey@doersmissions.org


November 20th, 2010
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Summit for Healthy Babies

⊆ October 22nd, 2010 | ≡ Topic: Events | | ˜ Comments Off on Summit for Healthy Babies

With the luck of the heavens we were able to send 10,000 prenatal multivitamins to Mombasa, Kenya with Genesis World Missions in August, 10,000 to the shores of Lake Titicaca, Peru with John Verity of Sunshine Rotary of Boise in September, and 10,000 with our esteemed partner Pat Havener of Cristo Salva Clinic/Missions to Honduras in October. Nothing brings more happiness than healthy babies!

These efforts were part of our 1,000 Healthy Baby Program which we must continue. In an effort to find funds we climbed Mt. Borah, the tallest peak in Idaho at 12,662 feet above the sea.  On the morning of Sept. 23, 2010 we set out up the mountains eastern, standard route. Conditions were ideal except at the top where it was very windy and freezing. Many thanks to everyone who sponsored our climb.


October 22nd, 2010
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Gracias! Thank you!

⊆ May 14th, 2010 | ≡ Topic: Uncategorized | | ˜ Comments Off on Gracias! Thank you!

DOERS would like to give a huge thank you to everyone that came out and/or donated for the event at Liquid last month.  It was a huge success and a lot of fun.  We could not continue doing our work with out all of the generous support that we receive from the community.   With the funds raised at the event we will be able to continue working for our passion, that children may live healthy and strong lives and grow to build strong communities.


May 14th, 2010
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Dinner & Concert Benefit

⊆ April 5th, 2010 | ≡ Topic: Uncategorized | | ˜ Comments Off on Dinner & Concert Benefit

When: Mon, April 26th @ 6:00 PM   Where: Liquid Lounge in BODO   What: Dinner, Music, Silent Auction, & More

$12 Prior to Event $15 At the Door- All proceeds will be used for the future enhancement and growth of DOERS and our mission of education and poverty reduction strategies in foreign countries centered around maternal and child health, that children may live healthy and strong lives and grow to build strong communities.

For more information, to make a donation, or to purchase tickets please contact

Rob Turner at robertmichalowski@hotmail.com, Nelli Garibyan at nelligaribyan@msn.com, or any other DOERS member.


April 5th, 2010
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Update about how maternal health and deworming programs work and how they’re going…

⊆ April 4th, 2010 | ≡ Topic: What We Do... | | ˜ Comments Off on Update about how maternal health and deworming programs work and how they’re going…
Hola Amiguito Robert:
What we do is that we socialize the project with the health centers in Town and they help us with the deworming campaigns. After installation we wait 1 or 2 month to go back to that community to do deworming in coordination with the nurses from the health center. What we are also doing is taking stool samples before installing the filters to measure the impact of the filter in people health.
Now for the vitamins, we also coordinate this activity with the nurses in the health center, we set up a date with the nurses to invite all pregnant or lactating women in the community or communities where we are installing filters and give them 45 mts training of the importance of using vitamins and after that the doctor or nurse takes their name and gives them the first 30 dosis of vitamins and tells them that they have to come for a monthly check up to get the rest of the vitamins ( this way the nurse keeps track of the baby and mother health as well), if they live really far from the local health centers she gives them the 100 dosis  so they could at least come for check up every 3 months.The vitamins are a great complement to the project since most women do not have enough nutrients in their body do to parasites or not eating healthy food due to their poverty. We also use ESCASAL escuela y casa saludable as materials, at the moment I am working with a volunteer from Africa to implement a new curriculum to the Hygiene and Sanitation education and we are also going to include maternal health.
Let me know if this helps and no I do not mind you asking questions, we are at your service Rob
Take care
Maria

April 4th, 2010
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February 22-DOERS Meeting

⊆ February 23rd, 2010 | ≡ Topic: Uncategorized | | ˜ Comments Off on February 22-DOERS Meeting

Last night several goals/objectives were discussed, they are as follows;

– DOERS Dinner @ Solid April 19th  w/ a silent auction(via local sponsors and Honduran art), casino games (researched by Lindsey), a musician (researched by Kasey), retail items from Honduras, a speech by Rob, and a possible cigar bar.

-World Water Day event March 21st (promotional ideas to be discussed at March 8th meeting)

-First DOERS newsletter to be published in preparation for World Water Day (Lindsey and Kasey)

-Direct Mail for Kinder Feeding (disributed asap by Kasey, good job!)

-Business Plan (work in progress currently held by Rob, then later passed along for additional substance and editing)

-Volunteers/Volunteer Sign-Up Form (Please make your list of potential volunteers, Nelli is developing sign-up form)

-Cargo Boat, Miami(Rob)


February 23rd, 2010
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We weren’t quite ready to say bye

⊆ February 2nd, 2010 | ≡ Topic: Fotos, Honduras, Trips | | ˜ Comments Off on We weren’t quite ready to say bye

We didn’t get a chance to complete everything we wanted but somehow it always kind of goes that way. Our last night in Honduras we went to see old friends and bring bags of food. We got to drink water from filters that were installed years ago. The kids look a lot healthier than they once did. I always miss them.


February 2nd, 2010
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