Mother, daughter help Brentwood charity for orphans - WKRN News 2

Mother, daughter help Brentwood charity for orphans

Posted: Updated: May 17, 2014 11:02 AM
Sloan Mankin and her mother gave $500 to the 147 Million Orphans charity. Sloan Mankin and her mother gave $500 to the 147 Million Orphans charity.
147 Million Orphans is a charity that provides food, shelter and medicine to children around the world. 147 Million Orphans is a charity that provides food, shelter and medicine to children around the world.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - A mother and daughter got the opportunity to help a Brentwood organization with their mission to serve orphans around the world.

Sloan Mankin and her mother Pam Stately were chosen for News 2’s 60 minute miracle.

The concept is simple. A person is chosen at random and given $500. They then have 60 minutes to give it away to someone in need.

The pair decided to donate their gift to the 147 Million Orphans.

The charity was formed by two Brentwood mothers who have each adopted children.

“I want to adopt one day and I think what they do is really cool. And I think if they go out into the world and they are able to provide care and they show people how to care for themselves, so I want to give Gwen [Oatsvall] a little help," Mankin told News 2.

Over the past few years, 147 Million Orphans has grown in size and mission. They now build houses and schools and they have also helped construct a hospital.

“We're now providing food, water, medication, shelter and education in three different countries in the last five years,” explained Gwen Oatsvall, one of the 147 Million Orphans founders.

They will use the $500 gift for the organization's program that helps teens who have aged out of orphanages get a college education.

To learn more about 147 Million Orphans, click here.

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