Thursday, December 11, 2014

Forget that buy-a-goat-for-Christmas program, how about providing AN ENTIRE HOME for a vulnerable child!

Okay, so... don't forget the goat thing. But maybe also consider this sweet new opportunity in the Amazon basin of Peru, South America.

Perhaps you know that I was raised there. That I lost a chunk of my hand to a piranha. That I spent my childhood paddling a dugout canoe, swinging from vines, and gorging on fresh mangoes, right there in the tree. But what you may not know is the deep love I feel for the country of Peru, and the Peruvian people. I feel honored to have spent my formative years in such a place, and I try to keep my eyes open for ways to help the people of my home country meet some of their more pressing challenges.

That's why I'm happy to be able to tell you about a new children's home opening up just down the lake from where I grew up, headed by a couple of friends who grew up there with me - Jon and Wendy Reid. 

They're good peoples.

In cooperation with local agencies and under the umbrella of Kids Alive International, the Reids are currently in the middle of a fundraising campaign to open a loving, secure home for some of the most vulnerable children in the area. As a struggling artist, I don't have the resources to make this thing a reality. But I did help with some of the writing for the website, and it would mean a lot to me if you would watch the two-minute video explaining the project, and consider clicking over to THE ORCHARD WEBSITE and helping to provide a home for some wonderful Peruvian children.


The Orchard from Perfect 10 Productions on Vimeo.

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