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Bird-B-Gone Improves the Lives of African Children

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The manufacturer has expanded its partnership with nonprofit organization Children of the Nations (COTN).

| February 1, 2013

 

Bird-B-Gone's Bruce Donoho in Sierra Leone.

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — Bird-B-Gone continues to improve the lives of some of the poorest children in Africa through its partnership with nonprofit organization Children of the Nations (COTN).

Bird-B-Gone President and CEO Bruce Donoho has been a committed advocate of COTN since he heard the organization’s founder, Chris Clark, speak at his church, Presbyterian Church of the Master, in 2008. Since then, Donoho has traveled to COTN’s ministry site in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and funded numerous projects there including a water pump, a new guesthouse, children’s dormitories, teacher’s quarters, and solar electricity panels for COTN’s Children’s Homes. These projects have improved the health and education of the children COTN serves by providing them with clean water and electricity, and allowing more teachers, doctors, and other volunteers to visit and provide care. Bird-B-Gone’s staff has also lent its expertise to help COTN run its ministry more efficiently, thereby raising the level of care the children receive.

Children of the Nations serves several impoverished villages in Sierra Leone. These communities will continue to benefit from Bird-B-Gone’s gifts long into the future, as their children grow and become better equipped to lead and become agents of positive change. Lasting change through the empowerment of youth is COTN’s goal in each of the communities it serves, and Bird-B-Gone demonstrates a commitment to that same goal through its partnership.

Last year, Donoho took his commitment to care for children even deeper by joining COTN’s board of directors. “This started out as, ‘If we can just help or save one child who doesn't have a lot of hope, it’s worth it,’” Donoho says.  “It’s turned out to be even bigger than that.”

 

 

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