Making a Difference
Instead of begging, or hiding, our kids are safe in school
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 2020
Walk, run and help us raise money for our students. Choose your distance for the Virtual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon any day in October. One of our members is doing the full marathon for her kids! See our post for details and you can still donate!
Our Family is GrowingEducation is free in Ethiopia, so why this school? If children are so poor that they have to beg on the streets, then they do not have time for school. Fresh & Green Academy is there to take these kids in. We are the volunteers who keep 275 children in school, fed and cared for in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Canadian Friends of Fresh and Green Academy is a registered Canadian charity whose primary job is to fundraise since our school receives no government funding. In 2019, we joined the American non-profit that has been running since 2008 to spread the word about this unique school and its founder, Muday Mitiku.
Making a DonationAfter you have checked out this website, we ask you to consider making a monthly donation to contribute to the Fresh & Green community. We visit the school several times a year to make sure that donations are used for food, rent, teachers’ salaries, and supplies for the students. Monthly donations give us a sound financial footing on which to support this endeavour, but one-time donations are welcome as they have helped us overcome many a crisis.
What we do
The School Community
What Drives Us
Our MissionOur mission is to support Fresh & Green Academy through fundraising and promotion of the endeavours of the Mothers Cooperative. We aim to deliver our services to the school in person when we can, in order to assist its growth and maintenance. We hope to involve many volunteers in our events and trips so that they can share in the success and vision of school founder and director Muday Mitiku
Toronto, ON 18 October 2020 Run, walk 5K, half- or marathon to raise money for our kids. Donate and choose Canadian Friends of Fresh and Green as your charity! Registrations for new runners are on hold as of 6/27/20 waiting for a Go/No-Go/Virtual Run decision but we will keep you informed Our runners will go no matter what, so donate anyways in case we do a virtual run!