Roots For A Child

2019-04-14T18:30:43-05:00April 3rd, 2019|ROOTS FOR A CHILD|

Almost four years ago I traveled to La Concorde Orphanage for the first time. During my time there I bonded with a little girl named, Gertrude. She was six years old and fairly new to the Orphanage and was often sad. During my few days visiting, it was astonishing to me how close and bonded I felt despite Gertrude not speaking English. I fondly remember a very fun day swimming at the beach, where I finally saw her beautiful smile, complete with a the cutest dimple! After my trip, I knew I wanted to sponsor Gertrude. Over the [...]

Driving Love Takes Root Forward

2020-03-23T16:58:23-05:00April 3rd, 2019|GOLF EVENT|

This is LOVE Takes Root 8th Charity Golf Event! It is for golfers of all abilities to enjoy time outside with friends while raising awareness and funds to change lives of children all over the globe. Since the first LTR Golf event over $150,000 has been raised.  What has this money accomplished?  With a less than 5% overhead for administration of LOVE Takes Root,  A LOT! This last year has been devastating for the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Civil unrest resulted in a total country shut down and food shortages. Then in March Haiti had documented [...]

Roots Runners

2019-04-05T14:00:20-05:00April 3rd, 2019|ROOTS RUNERS|

My name is Katie Koenecke.  Last October I decided to take on a new challenge and committed to running my first marathon for Love Takes Root.  I had previously ran a half marathon and a few 5Ks, but never thought I could run 26.2 miles! To train, I started running shorter distances and found a running partner that held me accountable and pushed me to run longer distances and keep going when I wanted to quit – this was one of the biggest blessings to my training.  As the miles progressed every week I quickly learned it was [...]