MEET LISA & GARY BAGWELL
Lisa and Gary will be participating in our 2009 charity climb “Climb For A Cause”. You can follow their journey over the next several months by clicking on the link – Lisa & Gary’s Journey. If you wish to donate to the cause, you can donate directly on their web page via paypal.
JENN’S BACK FROM KENYA
Jenn spent much of the month of January 2009 in Kibwezi working with our Kenya Project Coordinator Christine Birnbaum, paying school fees, purchasing new uniforms and shoes as well as distributing gifts from our USA sponsors to the 72 children that are participating in our Student Sponsorship Program. That’s to all of you that help keep our kids in secondary school!
Check out Jenn’s nationally televised Subaru commercial about Nomad Charities. Thank you to everyone from around the country who have donated money and/or have taken on a student in our Student Sponsorship Program. Hats Off!
Sign up now for our 2009 charity climb – “Climb For A Cause”! The climb will take place Sept. 8th-20th, 2009. Funds raised from this climb will go towards a large-scale clean water project within the District of Kibwezi. Additional funds will go towards an organic farming project for our children at Gail’s House.
Nomad has been awarded a grants for the 2009 fiscal year from Until There’s A Cure Foundation. The grant will be used for HIV/AIDS outreach and education. GOOGLE awarded Nomad a $100,000 media grant for the second year running and both the Olive Bridge Foundation and the Cudd Foundation awarded Nomad a grant for a second year as well. The MGM Mirage Voice Foundation awarded Nomad a grant to tackle poverty within our community of Kibwezi.
Nomad will be opening Gail’s House this September and will be the only children’s home in Kenya 100% powered by solar energy. We hope Gail’s House will serve as a model for other organizations to follow.
The Eskimo and the Whale is now being used by WGBH BOSTON as a resource for both national teachers, schools, colleges and researchers.