2021 SPRING FUNDRAISER

Thursday, May 13, 2021

We dedicated our 2021 Spring Fundraiser to support AmericaShare and Huru International!

AmericaShare creates change through the power of education, working to fight urban poverty in Kenya and South Africa. We will be sponsoring two children in their School Sponsorship Program, Michael Owino and Jackson Kitili. Both boys are about to finish their first year of high-school – so they have 3 years of school remaining. To learn more about the program click here.

The sponsorship fee is $1750 per year, per child. ($1750 x 3 years x 2 children = $10,500)

 

Huru International is on a mission to ensure no girl is limited by her period. Girls across Africa are missing school because they don’t have the products or information to manage their period. Huru makes and distributes reusable menstrual pads and sexual and reproductive health education to girls and their peers. To date, they’ve reached over 183,000 girls across underserved communities in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Just one $35 kit can help one girl with her period for 2+ years.

As you know, one of our organization's main pillars is philanthropy; therefore, we felt strongly about keeping the fundraising element for our event. 

 

To make a donation for our fundraiser, please click on the donate button below:

GRAND PRIZE

Delta Airlines - 2 First Class tickets to anywhere in Mexico or the Caribbean; plus

 AMResorts - 3 night stay at any AMResort (excluding Zoetry) anywhere in Mexico or the Caribbean

ADDITIONAL PRIZES:

Club Med - 5 night stay in North America, all inclusive, land only

Verdura Resort Sicily a Rocco Forte Hotel - 2 night stay including breakfast

Hyatt Baha Mar The Bahamas - 2 night stay 

100% of the donations raised will go towards our selected charities. Our primary goal is to raise enough money to sponsor the two children at AmericaShare. All funds over that amount will be donated to Huru.

We are excited to announce our special guest speaker for the

Spring Fundraiser: 

Richard Wiese

President, The Explorers Club

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Since he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 11, Richard Wiese has circled the globe, capturing powerful images and living one adventure after another—from traveling with Bedouins in Africa to cross-country skiing to the North Pole.  In 2002, Richard became the youngest president in the history of The Explorers Club and currently serves as its President.
 
Richard’s philosophy and the premise of Born to Explore® is as much about discovery of the natural world as it is about encouraging a positive understanding of the many distinctive cultures on earth.
 
Richard is dedicated to working with local communities around the world to help their voices be heard in their own words. He believes the most memorable aspect of any journey is not about reaching “the summit,” but the people you meet along the way.
 
Richard has journeyed to all seven continents, tagging jaguars in the Yucatan jungles, leading expeditions to Australia’s Northern Territory and participating in the largest medical expedition ever conducted on Mt. Everest.  He also achieved the first ascent of an unclimbed mountain in Alaska and discovered 29 new life forms on Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro.
 
Since Born to Explore® premiered in 2011, it has won two Daytime Emmy® Awards and has earned 13 Emmy® nominations, as well as 24 Telly Awards, 4 Parents’ Choice Awards and a CINE Golden Eagle. 
 
Richard has received numerous other honors, including a Genesis Award, an Associated Press Folio Award, a Golden Halo Award and the 2012 Walter Cronkite Award for his contributions to journalism and exploration.  He is the author of Born to Explore: How To Be A Backyard Adventurer (Harper Collins 2009). He was honored at the 2005 Boy Scout National Jamboree where he addressed 90,000 people and had a camp named after him.

Richard is a world-class explorer, Emmy® award-winning producer, and author of the book, Born to Explore: How to Be a Backyard Adventurer. Since he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 11, Richard has circled the globe, capturing stunning images and living one adventure after another—from traveling with Bedouins in Africa to skiing to the North Pole.
 
As a respected field scientist, Richard became the youngest president of the legendary Explorers Club in 2002. Richard believes the most memorable aspect of any journey is not the destination, but the people you meet along the way.
 
Richard is also the father of three children and resides in Connecticut with his wife, Nicci.

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