On 4th November 2018, we launched ‘Share the Love’ program through a charity event titled ‘Feel the Groove, Share the Love.’ The event was held at the Michael Joseph Center with an estimated attendance of 50-60 guests. Our objective through this event was to collect items for donation to three children’s homes which the team had identified. Alongside the event we also run an online fundraiser to collect funds that would support the music program.
We invited musicians from the Nairobass community of bass players to perform at the event. The seven musicians who performed accompanied by their bands were: Amani Byamungu, Augustine Harufu Nzuri, Lelli Mandela, Mike Onyie, Mwenda Inoti, Simon-Peter Murimi and Uledi Dzidze. The awesome team from Swizz Production ensured that we had quality audio gear and equipment for the event. You can watch performances from the event by clicking here
By the end of the event, we were amazed by the amount of items that were dropped. There was enough clothes and shoes to give to all three homes, most of which was still in good condition. God truly answered our prayers. At the end of that month, we managed to raise Kshs. 26,000 through the fundraiser. This was far off our intended target however we were thankful and understood that no amount is too small to make a difference. We used most of this amount to purchase food stuff and other items that were requested by the homes. (All records of how this money was spent including receipts are readily available to those who contributed towards the fundraiser)
Over the months since our team visited two homes: Fruitful Talent Center in Kibera and Dream Children’s Home in Ngong. Attempts to reach the third home were unsuccessful. We decided to focus on the two for the moment as we continue to plan to bring in more homes. You can read about the visits on the next blog.
Thank you to all those who made the launch a success in one way or another. May God bless you abundantly.