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All our Children International Outreach Benefit Golf Event
Golf Fore It loves to support and promote good causes. We’re proud to provide the information below about this great cause. Now get out and play!
Each year AOCIO hosts an open tournament golf benefit in June. In 2016 this event raised nearly $6,000 which helped to provide three different caregiver training sessions. Players participate in a four person team scramble, longest drive contest, and closest to the pin competition. As in years past, the event will take place at Sierra Lakes Golf Course in Fontana, CA. Cost is $125 per person and includes dinner. To RSVP or for questions, please call Carol Grisham, AOCIO’s fundraising coordinator, at (909) 524-6166 or email her at CDgrisham14@gmail.com.
All Our Children International Outreach (AOCIO)
A grassroots, 501(c) 3 approved non-profit organization founded in 2007 by Rachael Ranney, a marriage and family therapist in California with extensive volunteer experience with international non-profits. The purpose of AOCIO is to create permanent change in the lives of children through education, sustainability, and empowering caregivers to be self-sufficient. AOCIO currently has several projects in Ethiopia.
Orphan Prevention Program
This program is designed to prevent a child who is “at risk” from becoming an orphan and allow the child to remain with his/her family. Children are identified by the Ethiopian government as being the most in need and referred to AOCIO for sponsorship. The sponsorship program runs on 0% overhead and 100% of the sponsorship money goes directly to the care of the child being sponsored. The monthly cost of sponsorship provides a child with 10lbs of Teff (flour used for cooking the staple item of their diet, injera), 2 liters of cooking oil, school fees, uniforms, supplies, textbooks, and transportation, shoes, play clothes, plus medical and dental care. Additionally, AOCIO provides sponsored children with tutoring twice a week as well as weekly visits by a trained social worker.