Tweet O, The Oprah Magazine announced in the December 2008 issue (on newsstands now) that Hope Shines will be receiving 10% of the profits from the new editions of the O bracelets. Made in Rwanda by survivors of the Rwandan genocide, the O bracelets are an amazing gift that truly keep on giving! We are honored [...]
Tweet Tonight marks the successful launch of our website! Joelle, who designed it and is my partner in building Hope Shines, did an outstanding job! It looks great! hopeshines.net Check it out!
Tweet This past week, Joy President of Kamar Innovation Toy Group, asked if they could include Hope Shines on their Skoodlez website. As I mentioned in my prior posts, Kamar Innovation Toy group sent this awesome stuffed animal called Skoodlez to Rwanda, this past summer, to be given to the children as part of the [...]
Tweet In the past few months since my return from Rwanda a tremendous amount of momentum has continued to carry Hope Shines forward. By and far, the greatest advancement is that Hope Shines is partnering with EFA (Education Fights Aids http://www.efainternational.org/) to run this next summer’s camps and broaden our reach through their extensive network. [...]
Tweet Kamar Innovation–which donated adorable educational stuffed toys for the children of Rebero this summer–featured Hope Shines on its website! Check out the story here!
Tweet I also owe a huge thank you to Jim, who is also on my Board of Directors, for donating the funds to feed the Rebero Orphans and both the Hope Shines and OA volunteers lunches everyday of the camp. Also, to Emily at Underground Printing for the speedy delivery of the t-shirts for my [...]
Tweet April–founder of Hope Shines–will be blogging during her stay in Rwanda. Check out April’s blog here!
Tweet During my two weeks in Rwanda I had limited access to the Internet as I was so busy finalizing logistics and running the camp. So I apologize to those of you who were checking for updates. I am now back in NYC and still cannot wrap my mind around what we really did, what [...]
Tweet I arrived in Kigali last night. I am thrilled to be here, after a year away, to spend time with the children and people who have inspired me so much–and moved me to start Hope Shines. I am here for the first-ever Hope Shines Summer Program, which will be held from July 19th to [...]