SHOFCO: Educate Girls & Transform the Community!

May 10, 2012

The perfect gift for Mother's Day, VOGUE magazine features SHOFCO, and a debute of new films!

Celebrating Mother
Celebrating Mother's Day! credit: Bella Zanesco

To our loyal supporters--

We're excited to share with you the recent news & updates from Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)!


Mother's Day Matching Challenge-- honor your loved ones with a gift that has a lasting impact

"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!

VOGUE magazine features Jessica Posner and SHOFCO! 

The May 2012 edition of VOGUE magazine features SHOFCO Co-founder Jessica Posner. Read the feature! Our New Media Platform

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. 


With appreciation,

- all of us at Shining Hope for Communities

Vogue magazine features Jessica Posner & SHOFCO!
Vogue magazine features Jessica Posner & SHOFCO!
Mother's Day gifts will be matched!



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Project Leader

Lexi Hensley

New York, NY United States

Where is this project located?

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