Dana writes: Last year, I visited Horace Mann elementary school
in Redmond, WA, to read my book, "Kay Kay's Alphabet Safari," and
to show the kids pictures of Star of Hope, the inspiration for the book. I went back this Valentine's day, when the Horace Mann students raise money for an international cause and this year it was Star of Hope! Not only did they raise $578 for the kids, but when I went back to thank them, they played drums for me and let me join in on cowbell (water thermos)! HUGE thanks to Super Librarian Shannon Leonard for all the Horace Mann Colts who inspire us all! I read them my latest book, "My Red Velvet Cape," which is why I'm wearing that cool cape. Look at this wonderful video the 5th graders made: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1118728131
Big Hearts at Horace Mann Elementary!
Who is Star of Hope?
Star of Hope Children’s Centre is located in Bungoma County, Kenya (near the border of Uganda). Star of Hope provides a safe, loving home for 30 vulnerable children who lost their parents to HIV/AIDS, armed conflict, abandonment, malaria or other diseases; and in addition provides an education and meals to more than 150 village children whose families would otherwise not be able to afford one.
Star of Hope Centre, USA is a non-profit organization that raises money in support of these goals.
When the new school year started in January, Star of Hope grew to 200 students in classes from Pre-K to 8th grade. Please help us continue providing these students the best education in the Bungoma region.
Steps Toward Sustainability and More!
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You're invited! June 30! Invite your friends!
100% of proceeds go to support the kids!
Harvest time in the fields and a new crop of students!
Message from Leonard
"The kids have been in a good state of health. We had some good rains, so we were able to grow lots of vegetables and herbs. The political atmosphere kept us a little on edge forcing early ending of academic programs. We are grateful for your caring and support."
Thank you for any amount you can give.
Your dollars go such a long way in Kenya
$100 feeds three students for a month. $15 buys a new pair of shoes,
$160 covers a year's tuition for one student.
Thanks for whatever you can give.
Come to this great party and help support the kids while enjoying an amazing rooftop view, two bands, fabulous food and beverages, dancing, and hobnobbing with gorgeous, generous people like you! It doesn’t get better than this event - especially when you greet (and dance with?) Star of Hope Founder and Director Leonard Muyelele!