We're excited to share with you the recent news & updates from Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)!
"It's time to move the apostrophe so that it becomes not just Mother's Day honoring a single mother, but Mother's Day-- an occasion to try and help mothers around the globe." - Nicholas Kristof
Last year, your support on Mother's Day helped us build a new school: doubling the number of students we educate in Kibera, Africa's largest slum. This year, we need your help to secure a $50,000 Mother's Day Matching Grant from the Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust to provide essential funding for maternal and child healthcare! All donations in honor of loved ones for Mother's Day will help us secure the matching funds. It's a powerful and meaningful way to celebrate Mother's Day-- and will have a lasting impact on the lives of women and children in Kibera. The perfect gift! Donate & send a tribute card to your mother, spouse, sister, or friend today!
The May 2012 edition of VOGUE magazine features SHOFCO Co-founder Jessica Posner. Read the feature!
Watch the inspiring stories about SHOFCO in Kibera. The films feature three extraordinary individuals: a student's father who is unwavering in his belief that girls' education will lead to a better life; the head coach of the SHOFCO soccer program who is inspiring youth to follow their dreams; and the social worker who leads the 'Shining Girls of Kibera' group that provides a space for adolescent girls to study, support each other, dance, create art, and to just be teenagers.
Thank you for making a difference! Your support is building a brighter future for Kibera.
- all of us at Shining Hope for Communities
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