When 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……
Extry! Extry! Come One, Come All! It’s New York’s must-attend Charity Event of the summer!
This month, your new favorite charitable organization – Sunflower Kids – is teaming up with your old (or new!) favorite shoe designer: John Fluevog.
On Friday, June 27th, Sunflower Kids is set to throw an exclusive bash with our friends at John Fluevog Shoes New York. Between the hours of 5pm and 9pm, half of the proceeds of any purchases made at the Canadian shoe legend’s NoLita branch will directly fund our mission to keep the children at the Hill Crest School in Arusha, Tanzania educated and fed.
That’s right: get a great new pair of ‘Vogs, help ensure a brighter future for a child in need.
What could be a better way to spend a sunny summer evening? Nothing, that’s what.
So, gather your feet and your friends, and come partake in cocktails, conversation, and the most Fluevogian thing of all: spreading LOVE.
See you all on the 27th!
Your Friends at Sunflower Kids.
P.S. Can’t make it in between 5 and 9? No problem, just give us a call and buy your Fluevogs – the kids at Hill Crest will still get your donation! 212-431-4484