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Hunger Banquet – Saturday, March 9, 2019

Join us in learning about the causes of hunger. Few leave a hunger banquet feeling full. However, if you are one of the “lucky,” you will be seated at a beautifully laid table and served an exquisitely prepared Tanzanian meal; complete with appetizers and dessert. Guests draw a ticket randomly assigning them to a high-, middle- or low-income tier. The luck of the draw determines the corresponding meal that you eat and if you sit at a table or on the floor. Dress comfortably.

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Sunflower Kids: Wine Draw 2018

What’s A Wine Draw?

A game! A way to win lots of wine! A way to feed our kids!!

Drop a bottle of wine and purchase “insurances” at Wild Iris.

Very important rule: No homemade wine and No wine cooler type wines, please!

Contribute a bottle of your favorite wine for one chance to win all your holiday wine. You must donate a bottle of wine to play.
To increase your chance of winning, you can purchase “insurances” at $10 a pop. You can buy up to 5 insurances with each bottle of wine. So…a bottle of wine and 5 insurances is equal to 6 entries. That would be $50 and a bottle.
If you want even more chances…. you can donate a second bottle and buy up to 5 more insurances at $10 for each. Then, you would have 12 chances!
You can drop wine and buy insurances at Wild Iris (the store). Or, if you don’t have time or live to far away, you can send the money via Let me know your favorite wine, and I will take care of the legwork for you.
You can begin dropping your wine and buying chances Nov. 8. We will accept wine donations and sell “insurances” up until the 24th. The final drawing will be on Facebook Live on November 25th—Sunday.
In this drawing, the last name to come out of the hat is the winner. The more entries you have, the greater your chances are at being the being the last name drawn from the hat.Register Today

Raising the Roof for Glory!

If you found yourself here, you have likely read the story about our student’s mud house washing away in the rains. We have received a list of the costs to build a roof, add a door with a lock, and glass windows with security bars. The total is $2500.00. If we raise more than that, the remaining will go towards constructing a bathroom with an outdoor bucket bath shower–they will continue to go to the well for water.

If you’ve not read about Glory and her family, the following gives you an idea of what is up….

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2018 Hunger Banquet

Support The Sunflower Kids in Tanzania.

Join us in learning about the causes of hunger. Few leave a hunger banquet feeling full. Guests draw a ticket randomly assigning them to a high-, middle- or low-income tier. The luck of the draw determines the corresponding meal that you eat and if you sit at a table or on the floor. Dress comfortably.

Saturday, March 10, 2018
6:00 PM
First Methodist Church
262 N. 3rd Street
Lander, WY 95250

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Sunflower Kids: Wine Draw

This will be a closed group to which you can invite any and all of your friends–anyone whom you think would enjoy winning a big batch of wine AND feeding our kids! It’s best that folks whom we invite live near enough that we could deliver their winnings. I am thinking Wyoming, Colorado-ish, and/or folks who might be visiting Lander for the holidays.
What’s a wine draw? You and your friends are invited to drop off a bottle of your favorite wine at Wild Iris (the store). If you don’t live nearby, but want to play, you can send Judi the money and she will purchase it for you. That bottle of wine will provide you ONE opportunity to win all the donated wine, HOWEVER, if you would like more opportunities to win the wine, you can purchase up to 5 more “insurances” at $10 bucks a pop. That will give you 6 chances!!
The last person in the hat wins all the wine! If we gather a huge number of bottles, we will consider splitting the winnings between the last few folks drawn out of the hat.
All the proceeds will go to feed and educate our kids!
This is one drawing where you don’t want your name to be drawn….the longer it remains in the hat, the more likely you will be the winner. The winner will be drawn on during a live Facebook event at Wild Iris. We will let you know if you are still in the hat and you will be welcome to come join us–actually anyone is welcome to join us.
You can purchase the “insurances” with cash or check at Wild Iris when you drop off your bottle OR you can go to the donate link at our web page.
You can drop wine and buy chances at Wild Iris beginning Friday, Nov 24 (Black Friday). The final drawing will be Sunday afternoon, Dec 3rd at Wild Iris. It will be “live” on Facebook! Please, join us.

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The Hunger Banquet

Hunger Banquet

May 6. 6:00 at the Methodist Church in Lander, please, join us for a Hunger Banquet. Few leave a hunger banquet feeling full–what is that about? Guests draw a ticket, randomly, assigning them to a high-, middle-, or low-, income tier. The luck of the draw determines the meal that you eat and where you sit–perhaps, on the floor or at a dining table with full service. Please, dress comfortably and come prepared to join in the conversation-it is an interactive event.  Hope to see you and your family there! Register today by clicking the button below. Contact Judi at if you have questions.

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Drumming, Dancing, and Eating for Sunflower Kids

Drumming, Dancing, and Eating for Sunflower Kids

Jagoe Warren, at Bhava Shala, is hosting a drumming, eating, dancing extravaganza on April 14, at the Shala. The fun begins at 6:00 pm and will continue until about 8. Chris Hulme will provide the drumming and we will provide a traditional ugali na mboga (polenta and greens) feast.  Bring your beverage of choice, a bowl and a spoon (if you are not inclined to eat with your fingers), and your lively feet!! Hope to see you there!  $15 per person. Register today by clicking the button below.  If you have questions, please, message Judi at 111 South First Street, Lander

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Sunflower KIds and Kiranyi Beads Partnership

Kiranyi Mama’s beading bracelets.  Thank you to Collin Thompson for the video!  

Kiranyi Beads, Sunflower Kids, and Hill Crest School are partnering to create a sustainable approach to providing educational and nutritional support for the kids!  Kiranyi Beads is the result of collaborative efforts among key volunteers, Isaac, and Elizabeth (founders of Hill Crest), and local Moms.  Together, they have created a beading mentorship program where local mothers of the Kiranyi community go to Hill Crest School and learn traditional Masaai beading skills.  It is through the creation and selling of this beadwork that these women are able to improve the lives of their families.

The Sunflower Kids purchase the beaded bracelets from the Kiranyi Bead project and sell them in their local communities.  100% of the proceeds are donated directly back to the Hill Crest School, to provide food and education for the kids! The direct impact is profound, for every bracelet sold 100 children will be provided a healthy breakfast for two days!! Every sale fulfills the sustainable mission of the Kiranyi Bead Project.

Collin Thompson, who volunteers at Testimony School in Aursha, has facilitated a parnteship with the Kiranyi Bead Project, also.  The women create beautiful bangles which Collin sells.  All proceeds go to provide electricity at Testimony School in Arusha, Tanzania! The women are working hard to make a difference in their community.

If you are interested in a bracelet/bangle, please, contact Judi at  We ask for a minimum $15.00 donation.