Monday, July 7, 2014

Sevenly - Mocha Club

This week at Sevenly...  AMAZING!  LOVE IT!!! As Sevenly affiliates, we receive 12% of all orders placed through this link. The charity still gets their full amount. ;)   :) :) :)

The Problem

When you think of Africa, the word "orphan" often comes to mind. It seems like a daunting challenge to tackle. But one woman - Irene Tongoi, stay-at-home-mom and educator - found a way to change the future of the orphans in her local community. She is the founder of the New Dawn Educational Centre, which serves children in the Huruma and Githogoro slums of Nairobi. One quarter of New Dawn's students are orphans. another 60 percent only have one parent. They have little to no funds to contribute to their schooling. But thanks to Irene and these students' hard work, they can go to a high school that offers a caliber of education rarely accessed by children in slums, much less orphans. They are achieving high test scores, winning national essay contests and going on to college.

The Solution

This week, we are partnering with The Mocha Club to provide orphaned children and their peers with an education and daily meals. Providing education for a child can determine a completely new path for his or her life – and with your help, we can reverse the trends of injustice and poverty that lead to a lack of education in Africa. Mocha Club has worked alongside New Dawn's leadership for nearly 7 years, rallying to ensure that the school continues to offer high-quality education.

About The Charity

Mocha Club is a community of members who are passionate about making small sacrifices to create a big impact. By giving a small amount every month - the cost of a few mochas - these individuals come together to support the leaders in African communities whose ideas, strength and faith are truly transforming their communities. In the end, we strive for independent, sustainable efforts that originated right in the communities they serve.



Monday, June 23, 2014

Surfing and Autism! AWESOME!!!

Check out this week's campaign!!!

The Problem

People seem to have a lot of pre-conceived ideas about what kids with autism can or can't do. We're here to change those notions forever.

The Solution

Through the transformative experience of surfing, Surfers Healing attains greater mainstream acceptance for both the families of and the kids living with autism. Surfers Healing has spent the last fifteen years taking children with autism surfing. Our goal is to help foster the understanding and acceptance of autism.

About The Charity

With the help of incredible volunteers and a team of the most amazing surfers in the water, Surfers Healing is making a difference in the lives of families and kids living with autism. Last year we took out over 4,500 kids. Next year we plan to take out even more. Our Mission, with your help, is to keep our camps completely FREE.









I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community
 and as long as I live, 
it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. 
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, 
for the harder I work the more I live. 
~George Bernard Shaw

Friday, June 20, 2014

Jessie J - Price Tag (Uganda Cover)

Who is Sevenly?

Have you wondered who or what Sevenly is?!?! :) WE LOVE THEM! Watch this short video that shows exactly who they are. If you purchase from them through a link on this blog, we will get 12% of every purchase!!! So awesome! LOVE IT! :)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sevenly UGANDA

I"M FREAKING OUT OVER THIS WEEK'S SEVENLY STUFF!!!  UGANDA!!!!


If you buy through the links on my blog, we get 12% of sales!  :) :) :) 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Amazon - Shop through this link. ;)

"Our Starfish Story" is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Amazon - Shop. Connect. Enjoy. All from Earth's Biggest Selection.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Beloved Community.

      I just want to say adoption peeps are the best. So supportive, giving, and loving. Always looking for ways to help people who need it. Not just adopting children and then taking off, they work so hard to give back to the countries their children are from. Clean water, medical supplies, helping women to become self sufficient so they can take care of their children. I have met more inspirational people in the last eleven months than I have in my whole life. I am lucky to call them friends.
      We saw this love and support today when one adoptive mama lost her husband last night and the adoption community raised $10,000 in ONE DAY to help her with the rest of her adoption costs. Amazing.
     There is another mama who is about to go into court in Uganda and has sacrificed so much for her daughter. The adoption peeps have rallied around her and made sure she didn't feel alone. Sara- We are thinking of you tonight and praying for your Christmas miracle.
     I also see this in everyday things when everyone offers to take things to each others children, take pictures, bring over post placement reports, give each other info that might drastically affect their journey, post about each others struggles, and listen even when we whine a lot. They understand. They are there for the up and the downs.
I am so thankful to have you all as my friends. Thank you. <3

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.  I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.  ~George Bernard Shaw

Monday, December 12, 2011

Court Date!

Court date on February 6th!!!  :)  
I will be leaving by January 28th-ish...  ;) 
I am so thankful that I will be with her for Valentine's Day!!!  
Now I just have to figure out how to come up with enough money to do this...