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Tigard girl raising money for Village of Hope: 'A good idea that just spread'

Katie Frazer is supporting the Village of Hope program by selling necklaces, trivets and baskets that are handmade by women in Uganda (KATU News photo)

TIGARD, Ore. – Taking care of one another is instinctive for most of us, no matter our age.

An 8-year-old Tigard girl is proving that through her hard work helping children that are a world away.

Katie Frazer is supporting the Village of Hope program by selling necklaces, trivets and baskets that are handmade by women in Uganda. With the help of her little brother, Zach, they raised money to sponsor orphans through the non-profit.

“A few months ago I was thinking about how the kids in the refugee camp, they don't get that much, so I just thought ‘hmmm, I want to try and help them so they can live in the village.’ So I thought I'll try and raise enough money for a house and I told my mom that and she thought that was a good idea and that just spread," said Frazer.

"My first big project was in kindergarten when I raised a thousand dollars. And even when me and Zach were two, we drew pictures on paper for kids in the village,” she said.

Now the duo is working to reach higher goals - $24,000 to help two dozen orphans move into a house. So far, they’ve raised $8,000.

“And they only have one pair of clothes which would get holes in it after a while small, and don’t get shoes and don't get to go to school but the kids in village get homes closer to ours made out of same material," Frazer said.

Katie says you're never too young, to make a big difference.

“I just started wanting to help more and more, and now I'm up to this," she said, raising up the money Katie said she hopes to go to the village and visit one day to see a completed 'Compassion House' in person.

She has a few sales scheduled for next week.

Tues. Nov. 15 & Wed. Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at PGE "2 World Trade Center Building" (in the Plaza) - 121 SW Salmon

Sat. Nov 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun. Nov 20th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Anthony's Church - 9905 SW McKenzie St, Tigard (off Hwy 99)

You can cal (503)648-7701 for more information. Donate, sponsor a child, or buy "Bead of Hope" items from the Village of Hope website.


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