Clothing Drive and Shipment to Africa
The Catalyst Cares team recently shipped 46 pounds of clothing to a Maasai village near Nairobi, Kenya to help a large family in need of the most basic supplies. The donation was a result of employees rallying together after Catalyst CEO and Founder Rachel Hennig shared a story of a family in need and asked if anyone could help.
“While working in Kenya many years ago I became friends with a Maasai family,” says Hennig. “His family primarily live in a huts -- along with dozens of extended family members -- on the plains about an hour down a long dusty road outside of Nairobi. There are few cars, they have very few clothes, and there is no running water. Although he lives in extreme poverty, he’s dedicated his life to helping the poor and his community. When he asked if we had any extra clothing we could send, I knew my team would jump at the opportunity to help.”
Employees in Catalyst’s Denver headquarters pulled together 28 pounds of clothing, and 18 more pounds were sent from its satellite office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.