I am so inspired by my friend, Kimberly, who has set up a non-profit charity to help communities around the world in need, setting them up for better education, food, water and tailoring the aid to their way of life. I am humbled by how she spends her time. On top of running a farm and raising four adorable boys, she has traveled to rural Uganda to meet all of the families she wants to help and seen their needs first hand. What struck me deep were her stories of the strong women in the Tusubira village, and her enthusiasm for making just a few basic changes that will drastically improve their lives for generations to come.
Kimberly is currently running an auction that will help meet these goals. There are so many gorgeous items that you can bid on to help, including an original painting by yours truly!
From Kimberly's description of the auction,
"With this auction we will kick off our fundraising campaign for the first building at Tusubira Village. The well has been drilled and pumps and pipes are going in now- so it is time to begin building! With your help this educational compound is going to change the way people in our community and the surrounding countryside live. It will improve their health and offer them a more hopeful future."
I've donated "Windowsill" an original acrylic painting on canvas, 24 x 24 inches. Bidding runs till 5 pm PST on Friday, November 14th! Thanks to Kimberly and the Grow Hope Foundation for allowing me to play a small part in this amazing cause.