“Thank you for the visit. The gifts and donation were much appreciated.
Week in and week out, wedding couples and guests at Nestleton Waters Inn give to the Kiezebrink family sharing their honored and special moments of weddings, family reunions, and so on. We want to give too as giving makes everyone feel good! Nestleton extends best wishes to these charities, businesses, individuals, etc. who have received support from Nestleton since its opening!
2013 Durham Hospice, Good Shepherd School, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Precious Minds, The Family Place
2012 Stilettos for the Cure, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington, United Way, Durham Hospice (support for those dealing with death), Teen Challenge Canada (two women being sponsored monthly for abuse rehabilitation) and The Family Place, Community Living Oshawa, Clarington, Precious Minds, Raise the Roof for Youth, William's Point Children's Playground Fundraiser, Polo for Hope, and Girls Inc of Durham.
In 2010, in addition to reaching their goal of supplying a water well for a developing country, the Kiezebrink's returned to Deborah's childhood homeland of Kenya, Africa. There they had the privilege of visiting and bringing assistance to Matumaini Orphanage (providing education and care for mentally and physically handicapped children). They also received an excellent tutorial on nurturing a community through partnership with nationals while visiting the Masai Mara and meeting the Director of Africa Mission Services (an NGO that built schools, churches, a clinic, and clean water projects mostly amongst the Masaai tribespeople).
While visiting the former Karen Blixen estate (of the Award Winning Film "Out of Africa"), where "Kazuri" (Swahili for small and beautiful) is, they encountered something so inspiring! Here one woman Lady Susan Wood back in 1975 began an effort to supply two women with work, which then blossomed to providing jobs for single moms in the hundreds. Together they make hand-made beads into jewellry which is now sold all over the world. Spontaneously as Erika, Deborah, Ruth and Racquel were visiting the factory the women rose and began to dance and sing in Swahili a song of worship and thanks to God. They sang without bitterness at the hardship they endure, without hesitation for a difference of culture or language. With joy and with love they ended by coming over to take the Kiezebrinks hands to ask them to dance and sing with them. By the end all were in tears, and then the happy group simply sat back down to work. Deborah did her best to capture some of the singing before her battery died. Go Kazuri women! Watch this video!