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By Jenny Coon Peterson March 31st, 2010
One thing I've learned in my time living in Oklahoma is that you people love giving. Seriously, Oklahomans are incredibly generous of time and money. (You also try to talk to me while in line at the grocery store or in the airport terminal, but that's another post).

So here's something that should come easily: a campaign to build a community center in Kenya. Specifically, a center at the Maisha International Orphanage, a nonprofit headquartered right here in OKC.

Maisha was founded in 2006 with the goal of helping orphaned and destitute children and widows, providing education, shelter and food. The nonprofit operates an orphanage in the Nyanza Province of Kenya.

Every donation of $1 will supply the needed community center at the orphanage with one brick. That's math even I can handle: $1=1 brick. Maisha needs 5,000 bricks to complete the center; so far, according to the postcard that came across my desk, they have 820. That leaves 4,120 bricks and a lot of generous Oklahomans. "Jenny Coon Peterson

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