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Lalafofofo Launches “Light up Tanzania for the Holidays” Solar Lantern Kickstarter Project

"Light up Tanzania for the Holidays," a project to raise funds to purchase solar lanterns for remote impoverished communities in the Kilimanjaro region of East Africa has been launched by Lalafofofo.org., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in Silicon Valley, in collaboration with Makers4Good, and Last Mile. The web- and social media-based campaign also includes a Google AdWords™‎ campaign in the cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Miami.

Kauli Launches Tanzanian Artisan Handbag Line on Amazon

Kauli announces the launch of its new line of artisan-crafted handbags from Moshi, Tanzania, on Amazon.com. Vividly colored and patterned, each exclusive handbag is made from high quality Tanzanian leather and other unique African materials including bògòlanfini, handmade Malian cotton mud cloth, a symbol of traditional African culture that is being exported worldwide for use in fashion, fine art and décor. Handcrafted by 15 artisans in the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, each handbag design merge

Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Animal Aid USA Take to the Skies with Pilots N Paws for "Operation Special Delivery" Animal Rescue Caravan

Animal Aid USA founders Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Karen Talbot today announced “Operation Special Delivery Caravan and Flyway,” an ambitious multi organization animal rescue event scheduled for October 5, 2013. The event will transport hundreds of rescue animals from numerous kill facilities in the Hinesville, Georgia area and transport them to receiving rescue groups in the northeastern U.S. and Florida. As part of "Operation Special Delivery," a number of dogs from a high-kill shelter near

Lalafofofo Names Teen Volunteers to its Junior Executive Committee Benefiting Tanzania

Lalafofofo.org announces its newly appointed Junior Executive Committee (JEC), a team of American high school students committed to making a difference in the lives of people in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, East Africa. Serving as young ambassadors of the Silicon Valley-based nonprofit, Lalafofofo’s JEC is comprised of teens who are motivated to affect change, and who demonstrate a commitment to innovation, participation and volunteer activities.

Tanzanian International School in Moshi Launches New Scholarships with Lalafofofo Support

The International School Moshi in northern Tanzania, in conjunction with Lalafofofo, is seeking support for a new scholarship initiative to bring educational empowerment to the next generation of Tanzanian students. The initiative, “African Leadership Scholarship—Making a Difference in Africa,” is seeking support to fund the program, benefiting talented East African students. The International School Moshi (ISM) has announced that it is seeking support for a new scholarship initiative,“African

Who’s Gonna Take Care of Me Promotes Year-round Giving to Benefit Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Christmas may be an already distant memory for most people, but the “Elves for Alzheimer’s” at Whosgonnatakecareofme.com are working year-round to continue gift-giving efforts benefitting Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients, as well as their caregivers. The brainchild of Charles “Butch” Grimes, a Los Angeles resident whose mother suffers from Alzheimer’s, the Who’s Gonna Take Care of Me (WGTCOM) blog was established in 2015 to raise awareness of the needs of lower-income patients placed in care fa

Lalafofofo Announces Mother’s Day Gift Sponsorship Opportunity

Lalafofofo.org., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to raise funds for affordable, small-scale service projects in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, has announced the launch of its Mother’s Day gift sponsorship program to benefit Maasai widows in the remote East African community of Boma Ng’ombe. Making a contribution in a Mom’s name to Lalafofofo’s “Build a House for a Maasai Widow” project is a loving gesture for a son or daughter to give Mom the unique opportunity to make a dif

Lalafofofo.org Launches Penpal Program to Correspond with Tanzanian Students

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 22, 2016—Lalafofofo.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to raise funds for affordable, small-scale service projects in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, has launched a penpal program for 5th – 8th grade students in the U.S. to connect and correspond with Tanzanian students in a Maasai tribe living near Mount Kilimanjaro to learn about others whose lifestyles are different from their own. The Lalafofofo penpal project facilitates the penpal exchanges,

Lalafofofo.org Announces 2016 Micro Grant Projects in Kilimanjaro

Lalafofofo.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to raise funds for affordable, small-scale service projects in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, has released its 2016 catalog of micro-grant projects to improve the lives of villagers living in the remote East African Maasai community of Boma Ng’ombe. The 27-page catalog contains new projects to benefit Maasai widows, remote village schools, and Moshi families. The first project, Build a House for a Maasai Widow, is an ongoing ca

Lalafofofo.org Announces Launch of Micro Grant Projects in Northern Tanzania

Lalafofofo.org, a new 501c3 nonprofit organization developed to raise funds for affordable, small-scale service projects in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, has launched the first in a series of micro-grant projects to improve the lives of villagers living in the East African community. One of the most anticipated projects to launch is construction of a safe, permanent house for a Maasai widow living in Boma Ng’ombe, Tanzania. The recipient of the house, Maria, is a mother of two who was dis

Lalafofofo.org Expands Student Lunch Programs in Tanzania

Lalafofofo, a charitable organization established to be a source of affordable, small-scale service projects in the Kilimanjaro region of East Africa, has announced the launch of a new school lunch program to feed 200 students at the Tindegani Public School near the remote village of Boma Ng’ombe, Tanzania. This will be the third public school in the region to receive a Lalafofofo.org-sponsored lunch program.

CabinetHardware.org Teams With Lava Mae to “Shower Love Upon the Homeless of San Francisco”

• Analytics unavailable • CabinetHardware.org announced that it is teaming up with nonprofit organization LavaMae.org to raise funds for [a joint project called] “Shower Love Upon the Homeless of San Francisco” established to retrofit buses with showers and toilets for San Francisco’s homeless population to access. Lava Mae, a social activism group based in San Francisco, designed a plan to put buses on the road with showers and toilets for the city’s homeless to be able to access a rare shower. The organization turned

Lalafofofo.org Launches New Website, Project Opportunities for Families and Youths to Help People in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania

Total Media Deliveries: 3,674 • Online Media Pickups: 237 • Full Release Reads: 1,597 •The Vaughan family of Atherton, California has announced the launch of Lalafofofo.org, a 501c3 nonprofit organization to raise funds for affordable, small-scale service projects in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. The aim is to link American youths, families and groups with much needed projects in Kilimanjaro, ranging in cost from $500-$2500. Lalafofofo, (a Swahili expression for sleeping peacefully,) is initially focusing on matching families and youths in Silicon Valley, with service proje

Silicon Valley Family Completes First Round of Service Projects in Tanzania Through Bridgepipelunch.org Fundraising Campaign

Silicon Valley residents Laura and Brannan Vaughan reflect a growing number of American parents who are raising their children to be competent and involved global citizens. In a nod to global stewardship, the Vaughans and their three sons return home to Atherton, California this week after a six-month volunteer journey to Tanzania that began in January, and ended last week with four completed service projects and a fifth project in progress. Each service project was selected to address a pressin

Animal Aid USA Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Star-Studded Event in New York City

Animal Aid USA celebrated its one year anniversary Feb. 5, with a star-studded fundraising event held at the THOM Bar in New York City. Celebrities joined Animal Aid USA co-founders Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Karen Talbot to toast the organization’s achievements in its first 12 months, which included the rescue of more than 3,000 homeless and abandoned dogs facing euthanasia in Georgia. Within the past three weeks alone, Animal Aid USA volunteers have has saved 269 dogs, accomplished by a group

Animal Aid USA Rescues 185 Homeless and Abandoned Dogs During New Year’s Caravan to Rural Georgia

January 31, 2013– Animal Aid USA founders Prince Lorenzo Borghese of Royal Pet Club and Karen Talbot returned with a large following of Animal Aid USA volunteers and animal advocates from the organization’s first animal rescue caravan of 2013, during which the group rescued 185 abandoned and homeless dogs from Liberty County, Georgia. The New Year’s Caravan, the first of twelve caravans Animal Aid USA members will conduct in 2013, is a trek which is repeated every 30 days by volunteers who trav

Nativity School Students in Menlo Park Raise $9,250 for Bridgepipelunch.org Tanzanian School Lunch Program

Total Media Deliveries: 3,803 • Online Media Pickups: 238 • Full Release Reads: 1,382 • Students at the Sanya Station School near Kilimanjaro, Tanzania who previously endured their long school days without the nourishment of a midday meal won’t go hungry at lunchtime again. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of a group of children at the Nativity School in Menlo Park on behalf of the bridgepipelunch.com, campaign, Sanya Station School students will have enough food to eat lunch every day through 2018.

Menlo Park Students Raise More than $13,000 for Impoverished Community in Tanzania in Tandem with Bridgepipelunch.org

Total Media Deliveries: 4,703 • Online Media Pickups: 241 • Full Release Reads: 1,537 • Since arriving in Moshi, Tanzania in January, Menlo Park students Sam, Reid and Tate Vaughan have adjusted to their surroundings and earned some serious commitment cred with projects they took on to help a community near Mount Kilimanjaro. The Vaughan children and their parents, Laura and Brannan Vaughan, chose the Moshi community for a six-month journey to immerse themselves in Swahili culture and give something back. Five months in, the Vaughan children have established the non-profit charita

Silicon Valley Family Travels 10,000 Miles, Launches bridgepipelunch.org to Benefit Moshi, Tanzania

Total Media Deliveries: 4,032 • Online Media Pickups: 164 • Full Release Reads: 1,499 • A Silicon Valley couple and their three children have launched the bridgepipelunch.org website to benefit the Kilimanjaro area of Tanzania. The website name comes from a series of projects the family took on to help improve the lives of the Moshi community. After years spent traveling the world for adventure and fun, Morgan Stanley financial advisor Brannan Vaughan, his wife Laura and their three sons have taken on a different kind of adventure to a place that offers rich rewards but few creatu

Lalafofofo.org Launches New Website, Project Opportunities for Families and Youths to Help People in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania

Total Media Deliveries: 3,674 • Online Media Pickups: 237 • Full Release Reads: 1,597 • The Vaughan family of Atherton, California has announced the launch of Lalafofofo.org, a 501c3 nonprofit organization to raise funds for affordable, small-scale service projects in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. The aim is to link American youths, families and groups with much needed projects in Kilimanjaro, ranging in cost from $500-$2500. Lalafofofo, (a Swahili expression for sleeping peacefully,) is initially focusing on matching families and youths in Silicon Valley, with service proje
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