(CLAREMONT, CA)–Mark Ruble, President and Founder of the nonprofit I Want To Help Africa, and Kim Hedge, Zambia Country Director and Vice President of the nonprofit Every Child Fed, will present their first-hand experiences in helping African children on Saturday, December 13. The presentation, “You Can Help African Children,” will be held at 1547 Manhattan Avenue, Hermosa Beach, at First Church of Christ, Scientist and will begin at 2:00 PM.

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Mark Ruble

I Want To Help Africa is a nonprofit that supports Africans helping Africans–all the programs supported are started by Africans, utilizing their own ideas and expertise. Mr. Ruble will be speaking of his 15 years of travel to Zambia and Zimbabwe to do humanitarian work there, including a visit this summer. He has coordinated the shipment of hundreds of tons of books, school supplies, shoes, clothes, bicycles and other items to thousands of Africans who have most needed them, even reaching extremely remote rural areas. African programs supported by I Want To Help Africa include (but are not limited to) the empowering of young girls, literacy and school projects, support for orphanages, and safe water projects.

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Kim Hedge and Rachael Chieza

Every Child Fed is a nonprofit dedicated to ending the epidemic of child deaths caused by malnutrition, with the belief that the solution to this enduring problem must be sustainable, empowering, and environmentally responsible. Its goal is to not only save lives, but to also support local economies and empower communities in the countries being served. Ms. Hedge will be speaking about her recent time spent in Zambia laying the groundwork for a local manufacturing facility that will produce therapeutic foods used to treat children with severe malnutrition and collaborating with local government and strategic partners such as feeding clinics, hospitals, and local and international organizations on distribution and nutrition education.

This is a free presentation and open to the general public. For more information on the nonprofits, visit and