Friday, March 25, 2011

Departure from "Normal"

Some of you are already laughing.  You KNOW I'm not normal so how could I EVER depart from something that isn't there to begin with?!  Watch me!

It's been a busy week.  We're up to 27 "likes" on Facebook so we were able to register for a shorter URL - YAY!  Keep'em coming cuz' I find myself waking up to check this almost every night hoping for more exposure! I keep hearing that word "VIRAL" and it keeps me awake!  I mean we're really trying to do good things here.

We've begun to interview Non-Profit organizations for the next vote - 3 of the 4 are in process.Voting tentatively starts June 17 - (see Pages and click Donation Chart) with the first NPO highlight series beginning the week of April 11.

          Donating to Homeless Kids
              Real Estate Referral service finds great
              agents for you and donates 50% of
              revenues to nonprofits serving homeless
              youth. You can help!

We even started a little experimental ad campaign on Facebook (see above) giving me yet another reason to lie awake while I patiently / impatiently (you choose) wait for results.  Remember - we NEED to be generating income from the business of Real Estate Agent referrals in order to make donations - Do you know anybody?

At the end of each post, I try to let you know what's next. This is because I am convinced that you're hanging on my every word!  Well, maybe that's a little bit of wishful thinking but it keeps me going!

There was no Next Post "warning" last time because I just wasn't sure. But on Wednesday I figured it out.

Trying to alternate between Real Estate topics and those regarding homelessness, I am satisfied that I have complied with the spirit of my intentions.  This is about homeless kids.  They've been ravaged by AIDS and war.  They're young, parentless, on the street and very alone.  The "departure" part?  They live in Kenya. Kisumu, Kenya to be exact.  These children are cared for by Davies Okombo with the Uhuru Community Development Project and he's become a good friend over the past couple of years.

Back in my "Segway" days, I was introduced to Davies through email when I was looking for an international cause for 'The Ride'.  Yes, many of you know that the international cause never materialized.  In fact, the ride itself failed miserably, but I CAN say that I rode a Segway from Rochester to parts south of Tinsley Park, IL.  Therre are few people who can lay claim to that but as my brother has mentioned "who'd even want to say that?"

Anyway, the correspondence between Davies and myself has continued.  I'd like to do something significant for Davies and the Uhuru Community Development Project one of these days - and I will.  For now, I just wanted to introduce him to you.

For fundraising in Kenya, Davies invites the children (and some widowed adults) to his home after school and in the evenings to make crafts.  I have some of these crafts in case anyone would like to purchase something handmade by an orphaned child in Africa.  These items are beautiful, quite inexpensive and all the money goes to the kids.  Please go to the Pages on the left side of this post and click "Kenya" for pictures and prices.

Don't be surprised if you hear more about Davies and the kids in Kenya, "normal" or not. 

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