Thursday, September 27, 2012

One Step Closer to the Cura Library

Books donated by a retiring Virginia elementary teacher and shipped to me in Washington via a charitable gift from FedEx are now headed toward the Canadian border with Afretech volunteer, Carol!

We loaded her van this afternoon -- 30 boxes, if you can believe it:

From my house, they'll go to Carol's driveway and then to Bonnie's garage... until she can get them onto Afretech's container heading for Kenya. The books won't arrive in Cura until the spring, but it'll be worth the wait!

Many thanks to everyone who continues to make this generous work possible,

Friday, September 21, 2012

Celebrating Creative Visions

It was a Creative Visions event for the record-books -- and I was thrilled to be there!

CVF affords us our 501(c)3 status, but it does so much more than that for Cura... The inspirational CVF founders, Kathy and Amy, bring attention to our work; Grace, the CVF CFO, helps me track donor dollars and international wire transfers; and the tireless and enthusiastic interns are there to support fund-raising and social media and just about anything else I need!

Last night's event was a celebration of Creative Visions generally, but there were lots of Cura Orphanage supporters there... and if YOU were one of them, I hope I had a chance to thank you personally for your ongoing support. I did my best, honest.

Please watch for an announcement, soon, of an upcoming Cura-specific fund-raising event: Safari Nights III!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Meet Krishna

Cura is thrilled and grateful to welcome Krishna to its growing family... She is 5 months pregnant, and was a gift from a local supporter. As our little farm grows, we are increasingly able to provide our own milk (and eggs and vegetables) to the children in our care -- and we can sell the excess to provide a small source of revenue to meet expenses. Many thanks to those who make this possible!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Flashmob Flashback

For fun, my daughter's Spanish class is learning the lyrics to this song... So we reconnected with the Cura kids and sang along!