19 October 2009
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