On Saturday, September 22, I decided to host a birthday FUNdraiser in honor of my upcoming trip to Ghana, West Africa.
I had traveled to Ghana for the first time in my life in July 2011 and it was while I was there on the second day that I knew my life had changed for the better. After a few days in Ghana in 2011, and especially after visiting the Trinity Orphanage, I realized that I HAD to make it my mission to give back on each trip there.
The rest is MY story which I am happy to share with YOU. I believe in the power of giving back to those who are less fortunate and I KNOW that if we all pool together, we WILL make a difference.
I would love to say many, many thanks to all who have made a donation to this project and special thanks to all who attended the event on Saturday, September 22:
The Jerk Pit, Weekness for Sweetness, Mark “Buddha” Reid, Richard Willis, Melrose Parks, Captoria Kyle, Robin Parke, Cecilyn Parke, Paul & Yzeh, Ange Anglade, Judy Christie, Kwame Ankomah, Lennard Jack, Jr., Loughton Sargeant, Bobby Ball, Rodney Jordan, Ivel Felder, Ziggy Phipps, Beverly Gregory, Nicole Reid, Chad Alonzo ‘Bashment’ Lewis, Akilah Karima, Kellie Broussard, Donnita Bennett, Donna Burriss, Justina Wilkins, Joelle Cohen Wright, Ron Clarke, Senghor Baye, Chuck Banks, Darlene Flowers, Doris Washington, Rodge Bailey, Cheikh Diop, Cheryl Jones, Mercedes Hughes, Paula Myers, Jennifer McIntosh, Alva Jackson, Stacey Ennis, Douglas Rodgers, Kerline Graham, O. Smith, Fanta David, Heinrod David, Usama Kamron, Carlos Daley, Rodney Jordan, Luceele Smith & Kit, Novelette Jackson, Amelie Dixon, Donovan Marks, Leslie Goodard, Ty Squirewell, Dera Tompkins, Lewis Buchanan, Khani Smith, Ali Favors, Christina, Earl Walker, Leon Staton, Cheryl Magnus, Marvett Nelson, Kim Bey Ayubu, Delta St.-Vil, Wanda Marshall, Finiana Joseph, Ace Lewis, Fiona & Nicole Wright, Bomani Tyehimba, Orlando Copeland, Carl & Aneeta Malcolm, Ethlyn Simpson, Marco Bennett, Dalani Aamon, Racquel Brown-Gaston, Dr. Claire Nelson, Robinette Livingston, Dr. Carol Jagdeo, Mae Best and Minnie Allen.
Please note that we leave for Ghana on October 24, 2012 and return to the USA on November 6, 2012.
You can still donate if you are interested in helping the children (and the 3 schools) we will be visiting
eventbrite.com or donate right on this site.
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Yaa Gyasi Peppy Parke
Click HERE to see the photo album from the Birthday FUNdraiser.