February 2022


2 Athletes Will “Climb” Mt. Everest to Raise Support for Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 25, 2022

Next Wednesday Kupenda’s long-time friends and supporters Patrick Blair and Adam Driscoll will be “Everesting” once again to raise support for children with disabilities in Kenya! The concept of Everesting is fiendishly simple: Pick any hill, anywhere in the world and complete repeats of it in a single activity until you climb 8,848m – the…

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Global Disability Summit Recap and Ways to Support the Movement

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on February 25, 2022

What is the Global Disability Summit? Last month, I had the privilege of joining over 7,000 disability advocates across the globe for the second Global Disability Summit. This virtual event, hosted by governments of Norway and Ghana, as well as the International Disability Alliance, provided a platform for meaningful discussions about disability issues. The Summit…

Read A Thon Feature

Pages for a Purpose: Is a Read-A-Thon Right for You?

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on February 24, 2022

We’ve all succumbed to the purchase of one item or another as part of a child’s school fundraiser. Somewhere in our closets and refrigerators lurk unsightly wrapping paper and poor tasting pizzas. So when my two elementary-aged sons arrived home with a notice about a school-wide fundraiser, I braced myself for something I probably wouldn’t…

Mikayla CAIM

A Sanctuary for Students with Disabilities

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on February 18, 2022

Mikayla Martin is a former Kupenda intern, a current Gordon College senior, and an active disability advocate. Following her graduation from Gordon College, Mikayla will be studying both Law and Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego, with the objective of one day working in disability justice law. How It All Began Having…

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Tim Tebow Proms for People of All Abilities!

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on February 8, 2022

Tonight, 500 churches across the globe will host virtual Night to Shine events that will be attended by more than 90,000 people living with disabilities! As we saw when we hosted this event in Kenya, Night to Shine evenings are powerful ways to celebrate the lives of the children while also educating families and communities…

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