A big Thank You goes out to everyone who attended Rock The Cause at The Double Door last Thursday. Following two great performances from It Is What It Is and 28 Mansions, we managed to raise close to $2,500 to help complete construction of the House of Hope orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya.

Along with your donations, many of you expressed interest in taking a trip to Kenya to volunteer at the orphanage once it’s completed. Although there’s no guarantees in Africa, i’m hoping that the House of Hope will be fully staffed an filled with kids by the end of summer 2010. So if you are interested and beginning to plan vacations and short-term leaves for the upcoming year, plan to head to Nairobi sometime after July. Above all, however, please contact me directly regarding your interest so we can discuss the multitude of questions which I imagine you may have.

Special thanks goes out to David Selmer and Denise Andras for making the Chicago Fundraiser a success. I look forward to seeing everyone at our next Chicago fundraising event in the new year!