The Sunflower Kids in the local newspaper

doc53a2637f20196360086779When Judi Davis turned 60 last year, she sold her Laramie house, traveled to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and then spent six weeks working at a school for orphaned children.

The trip changed her life, but not the part of the trip where she stood atop the highest peak on the continent. It was the part where she held some of its smallest children.

Davis encountered crushing need at the Hill Crest School in Arusha, Tanzania, but she marshalled a network of friends in Laramie and around the country that got to work last summer raising money to feed the students. She also created a fundraising pipeline involving local mothers and plans to return to Tanzania this winter to reconnect with the school’s founders.

“I think I can’t stop,” she said.

Davis, who ran a home daycare in Laramie called Sunflower Child Care, hadn’t planned on volunteer work before leaving for Africa……


Read the rest of the story in the Laramie Boomerang.

  1. Rob Doane

    August 14, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    Finding opportunities to give has been a common thread for Judi. She walks the walk and her footprints will resonate in the lives of many people. Lead on!

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