19 October 2009

Breaking Ground Kenya

We can't change the big picture, but we can change the small picture, and these girls are the picture.

You may or may not know that I have been involved with the grassroots Boston charity One Home Many Hopes (ONMH). I became involved by chance through and art opening and since then these 32 orphaned girls in Mtwapa, Kenya, have found their way into my heart and thoughts. I think it is a very rare thing in the world to know that the money you give and good you do actually helps someone. In the case of One Home Many Hopes, I know it does. I know their names and they mean something to me.

Currently, all 32 girls and 3 ‘house mothers’ live in a one 4-bedroom house. So, One Home Many Hopes has launched Breaking Ground – a month-long, global fundraising effort from Oct. 19th, 2009 – Nov. 20th in cities and towns around the world. The goal is to bring in $70,000 (GBP 50,000) to build this family its first real home.

To learn more about One Home Many Hopes please visit http://www.onehomemanyhopes.org
To become involved in Breaking Ground Kenya please visit http://breakinggroundkenya.org
To donate please visit my fundraising page at http://www.firstgiving.com/katecastelli

Thank you.

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