We greatly appreciate all of the support that we get from some amazing people. All of the donations that we receive get us one step closer to achieving our goal for the prosperity of the South African and Zimbabwean people we work with. Your donations go towards food, shelter, education, and more resources that help the tribes to thrive. For that reason, we’d like to recognize some of our contributors including the names below.

Dr. David Brownstein & Alisson – MI • Brig and Francine Sorber – MI • Sam Simnenko – CA • McCree Human Services Office Staff – MI • Kai and Shana Schutte – CA • Jacob Pasco – MI • Dr. Nadia Hamouda – MI • Amanda Pascute – MI • Fabric Emporium – SC • Ken Jones, Spartanburg – SC • Kayo Randolph – TX • Dr. David Brownstein, Center for Holistic Medicine – MI • Alan Salmonson – MI • Bobby David, Smith Barney – MI • Gail Welch, Tell It Uniforms – MI • Janie & Bobby Bellairs – NC  • Kenwood Church of Christ – MI • Jo Ford – TX • Arvis & Robert Williams – MI • Two Men and A Truck – Brigg Sorber – MI • Kruger Now Safaris • Andre Theunissen – MI • Machampane Luxury Tent Camp – Africa • John Borbi – MI • Donna Marie Consulting – MI • Linda Linder – MI • Jane Johnson – MI • Kerry & Neil Taylor – MI • Tom Plotkowski – MI • Gary & Bea Lindell – MI • Angela Dodd – IL • Larry & Karen King – MI • Mary & John Heard – MI • Janice & Gene Dennis – MI • Lynn Eagle – MI• Bill & Deb Morstadt – OH • Liz & Brent Kearns – MI • Cheri Morrill – MI • Paul & Ann Bonvallet – SC • Cathy Gillis – MI • Mike & Cathy McCarthy, McCarthy Construction – MI • Shirley Ellington – Kenwood Church • Shay Dembicki – VP SAP • Matt Dembicki – MI • Marsha Wagner – MI • Kym Weaver – MI • Dianne Woods – MI • Perfect Impressions – Ratna Pasricha – MI • Tyrone Golden – MI • Cheryl Schultz – MI • Patty Waters – MI • Elizabeth Frazee – IN • Sandy Biebel – MI • Karen Riggins – MI • Lori Robins – TX • Todd & Paula Lackie – Minister Kenwood Church • Golden Lotus Massage by Michael McCarthy – MI • Molly Mercurio – MI • Tricia Bogner – MI • Darlene Denning – MI • ConnectUs – Laraine Larkin – MI • Myrna & Harry Woods – MI • Linda Waldman – MI • Glynn O’Leary – Transfrontier Parks • Hennie Van der Colff – Transfrontier Parks • Connie & Dave Griffore – MI • Allena and Dan Michelson – Kenwood Church • Marlene & Jerry Tyndell – MI • Tom Story – MI • Nancy & Tony Cooper – Kenwood Church • Aaron & Dan Wright – Kenwood Church • Phyllis Washburn – Kenwood Church • Jenny & Bill Kelm – Kenwood Church • Shirley Ellington – Pianist Kenwood Church • Joe & Justine Woodcox – Kenwood Church • Betty & Bliss Page – Kenwood Church • Terry Sdao – Kenwood Church • Minnie, Lito & Mike Robles – Kenwood Church • Pam & Ed Kast – Kenwood Church • Deirdre & David Barber – MI • Sidney & Wayne Bonvallet – MI • CJ & Darrell Christopher – MI • Richard Weaver – MI • Dennis & Rochelle Fletcher – Kenwood Church • Barbie Weisserman – “Two Muses” Theatre • Yvette Metz – MI • Sue & Rick Hicks – MI • Michelle Klump, Realtor – MI • Freda Morad – MI • Kathy & Marty Perpich, Escape Salon – MI • Mary Jones, Tea Blender – MI • John DeMarco – MI • Pat & Kathleen Spencer – Kenwood Church • Sue Zboyan – Kenwood Church • Dan Wright – Kenwood Church • Trina & Lee Davis – Living Hope Int. • Lee Gardner, Counselor – MI • Jacquie Gardner, Lawyer – MI • Shay Ellington-Dembicki, SAT – Michigan • Glennis Forbing, Organist – Kenwood Church • Elizabeth Frazee – IN • Sherry Perkins, Rain Drop Therapy – MI • Lisa & Mark Gaydos – MI • Brandon Richardson, Uptown Grille – MI • Patty Binkley – MI • Betty Mays, Authoress – MI • Steve Larkins – MI • Martha Salzsieder – GA • Eve Gyabaah – Kenwood Church • Leo’s Coney Island, Clarkston – MI • Greg Jorganic – MI • Dr. Less Grossinger – MI • Troy Randolph – TX • Kathryn Kendro – MI • Susan & Tim Collins – MI • Bill & Deb Morstadt – OH • Bill & Marn Barnette – MI • Michael McCarthy – Golden Lotus Massage Salon • Keith & Lynelle Glaze – TX • Glenda & Howard Stark – MI • First Church of Christ – OH • Mike Legg – MI • Joel & Monica Ford – TX • Fred Conway – MI • Paul & lynn Giffin – OH • Terese Pohl – MI • Steve & Donna Pettiford – MI • Barbara Roussin – MI • David & Karen DiPietro – MI • Tom Storey – MI • Janene Ternes – MI • Lisa Wicker – NC • Marlin & Cindy Turbett – MI • Paul & Ann Bonvallet – SC • Kenwood Church of Christ – MI • Matt Padilla – MI • Women’s Christian Service – Kenwood Church of Christ • Izabela Jaworski, Ypsilanti – MI • Dawn McMillan – MI • Rosemary Rowan – MI • Jennifer McPaptlin – MI • Roger and Barbara Trunsky – MI • Joe Baublis – MI • Dawn Bernhardt, – MI • Amanda Pelkey – MI • Virginia Corriveau – MI • Dawn Berger – MI • Lara Larkin – MI • John Werner – MI • Larry Narvais – MI • Pam and Ed Kast – MI • Mary Crane – TN • Deborah Butler – MI • Carolyn Richardson – MI • Loran Brooks – MI • K. J. & P. A. Butler – MI • A. J. Fratarcangeli – MI • Jack’s Cosmic Dog – SC • Danny Thomas – MI • Jacob Pasco – MI • Sharon Ely – MI • Fred and Sabine Thurston – MI • Bill & Marn Barnette – MI • Mryna & Harry Woods – MI • John & Mary Heard – MI • Sheila Ricks – MI • Ginny & Kevin Wisely – MI • Ron Brown & Marion Williams of the Dance Pavilion – MI • MLC Associates – MI • Dancesport Academy of Michigan – MI • Cathy Diethorn – MI • Dr. Jim Bonvallet – WA • Donna & Steve Pettiford – MI • Amos & Janet Ponder – MI • Tracy Decrescentis – MI • Ann Thompson – SC • Ann Sottle – SC • Dane Bradford Davis – SC • Philippa Brooks – MI • Ann Harvey – MI • Jim & Debbie Rogers – MI • Janet Gooding – MI • Beth Miakinin – WA • Marion Williams – MI • Diane Rabaa – MI • Lane & Janet Hotchkiss – MI • Dr. Lawrence Ogden – MI • John Penza – MI • Charlene Zupanick – MI • Tim Panek – MI • Dorothy Burton – MI • Chris & Jeannie Morris – MI • Kymberlea Weaver – MI • Karen Sanders – MI • Women’s Christian Service – MI • Betti Alessandri – MI • Tim Panek – MI • Judy Kavsh – MI • Angela Dodd – ILL. • Stella Maris Catholic Church – SC • Lillian McLeod – MI • Ginger Brown – TX • Terese Pohl – MI • John Flannery – SC • Phyllis Washburn – MI • Tammy Schultz – MI • Dennis & Rochelle Fletcher – MI

Our Stories

People contribute in many different ways.  For Jonathan, it is fabric making it possible to sew the children school bags,and guardians wrap skirts and headdresses.  For Kai and Shana, it is supplying food and the necessities to enrich thelives of these 29 children.  For Gail and Ralph Welch, it was their complete inventory of clothing in their store.  For Kayo and Martha Randolph, it is contributing generously to all the Projects HHTH does in the Villages.Every single contribution makes a great deal of difference in the lives of these children who have been left alone in the world.

Jonathan Flanary is the owner of Aiden Fabrics in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He has a lovely wife, Allison and two children, Aiden, and Sadie.  Jonathan donated enough material which Sidney can make all 130 orphans their own School Tote Bags, and all of the guardians of the orphans a wrap skirt and headdress. Jonathan has been contributing fabric to HHTH for years now, and his contributions can be seen as the Guardians sing and dance for us to show their gratitude when we delivered the bags, skirts, and headdresses. The guardians rarely get new garments, so Jonathan’s act of kindness changes all of that.  He is not new to Mission Work.  First, his dad has a passion for Mission work and Jonathan also does Mission Work.  He goes to Nicaragua for One World Health, and serves as a Medical Translator for Doctors and Patients.  HHTH is so grateful that Jonathan has such a heart for giving to help those who need it most.

Sidney spends a lot of time cutting out school tote bags, wrap skirts, and headdresses from Jonathan’s Truly a labor of love.  She and volunteers have made 150 bags each year for the past 12 years. That is a total of 1,800 bags for children in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The children love the bright colored bags they receive, which hold all kinds of necessities inside (soap, toiletries, shoes, school supplies, etc.).

Shana (L) and Kai (R) Schuette from California have been sponsoring 29 orphans for several years. The orphans see themselves as  the “Kai and Shana Tribe.” They now “belong” to somebody and feel a sense of love for their “parents across the ocean.” The picture illustrates the first time their “children” received a tub of clothes, shoes, school supplies, and food.  It only takes $30 per month to sponsor a child, giving them a 30 day supply of food delivered every 3 months plus the other essentials of life. These children are now healthier and able to perform better in school.

Gail and Ralph Welch, owners of a Uniform Company, have donated their overruns to HHTH for several years. This year they decided to retire and prayed for guidance on what to do with their inventory. They felt led to donate over 6,000 brand new garments to HHTH for our orphans and impoverished people in South Africa and Zimbabwe. All the garments needed to be unpackaged and packed for shipping. Wayne, Jennifer, Larry & Diane Bliss & Betty, Kathy, and Versita were a few of the volunteers from Kenwood Church of Livonia, Michigan who helped to get that job done. 2011 was the first time Gail and Ralph donated over 2,000 uniforms and garments to the Village of Messinger Velu. They have continued to donate ever since.

Kayo Randolph (L) is Sidney’s brother and he has been an avid supporter of HHTH’s work for many years.  He has actually contributed to every major project HTHH has done. When his wife, Martha joined our family, she also became an active supporter. Here are only a few of the examples of projects they have been a part of – bringing to the children and families in South Africa and Zimbabwe. They have provided food for orphans who do not have sponsors but need food. They have helped complete the Palace of Mercy Youth Center/Orphanage by doing activities such as tiling the floors, having a geyser installed, and helping with the plumbing. They also have contributed to clothes and shoes for orphans and impoverished families, and many other projects like chicken and garden businesses.

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