Have a Heart and Save a Heart for Kevin!

Oil on canvas – measurements to come

Oil on canvas (measurements)to come

Here are three original paintings done by a former student of mine who has asked me to help her raise some money to save the life of a little boy. My life has been about kids. I love helping kids. That is why I have agreed to help her turn her paintings in to cash to help Kevin. Please check other recent posts here or visit our website to learn more.

The bidding starts a $0. Where it goes from there is up to you. Every cent of the final price will be sent to help Kevin get the surgery to save his life. To bid, please click on the picture you would like and add your bid in the comments. Bidding will close on February 22, 2017 at 10:00 pm. The paintings can be seen at The Freeman Center, 1020 W 1st in Centralia, WA between the hours of 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm, Monday through Thursday without an appointment or other times by request. Please call for appointments. 360 269-2975.


Help this child by placing the winning bid on original art!

Help this child by placing the winning bid on original art from a local artist. The artist is a former student of mine who grew up to become a friend of mine…about 30 years ago! The artist asked me to help raise some money for a child in Africa. Bidding will be open as soon as I post photos of the art.

This is Kevin. Kevin is 8 years old and lives in Burundi, Africa. How much longer he lives, there or anywhere, may be up to us. Kevin suffers from a severe heart defect known as “Hypo Plastic Right Ventricle”, a congenital heart defect that usually results in a child’s death very early in life. He has been hospitalized for acute heart failure on numerous occasions. The stomach protrusion in the picture is called “Ascites”, which means his abdomen is filling up with liquid as a result of an enlarged liver, itself the results of his heart problem.

Many people around the world are trying to raise money to send him to India for surgery, since there is no place in Burundi that can do the surgery.

Here is a link to the group trying to help Kevin. http://www.heartofafrica.org/ministries/jrmd/ The man who started this group has been to the home of a local family as well to many more well-known people in our country, including Bill & Melinda Gates.

Check my next post to learn more about the art auction.

Help Us Help Kids – Here and Abroad

Lots of help wanted for Oakview, Washington and Centralia Christian Schools and a special, young boy in Burundi Africa.

Yes, The Freeman Center is looking for additional teachers. There is more info about that below. Just look for the “Now Hiring” picture. We are also hoping to find people in our community who want to help kids, both local and far away.

Locally, we are donating certificates for tutoring services to Washington and Oakview Schools to help sixth grade students go to Cispus Outdoor Learning Camp in a few months. Our certificates buy $340 worth of tutoring services each. You may be able to save some money on March 9th (5:30-7:00) at Washington Elementary School. Centralia Christian School is also having an auction on March 18th and they will also have one of our certificates for sale to the highest bidder. Bid high and bid often!

Check back later to learn how you can help save the life of a little boy in Africa. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Please call me if you have questions. Steve 36O 269-2975