January 7, 2014

Going to Honduras!



I am beyond excited to be a part of the team that is going to Honduras with "Rice Bowls". If you are not familiar with this organization you need to check out their website www.ricebowls.org. They support over 50 orphanages all over the world. 

I just love how God works. I have always had a vision of my business partnering with another organization to help in big ways. I had a vision of doing art with kids from all over the world and teaching them about the love of Jesus at the same time. If you have been following me you know that about year ago I was even in the running to win a "Ticket to Give" with TOMS. I thought that would be a great springboard for me to learn how to effectively partner a business with a charity. Little did I know God had even cooler things in mind. When we partnered with "Rice Bowls" my art students immediately got excited with me. All our little P'zazz artists began collecting change and then we had a big ole bowl breaking party that you can see HERE. Through collecting change and then selling a few of our Art Tees ( see about that here) we have been able to provide over 6000 meals for these sweet kids.
You can imagine my excitement when Rice Bowls called and invited me to go with them to one of the orphanages AND lead an art camp!!!! Ahhh!! 
So you see... while I thought the TOMS trip was what I wanted, now I get to go to a place that my students and all of you in the P'zazz family have helped personally. I get to connect with kids who I will personally continue to support. This is not just a one time meet you and leave you type trip. This is the beginning of developing relationships and friendships with kids across the world who need our help. This is the beginning of being able to use the platform of P'zazz to encourage others to use what they have , where they are, to help others.

We will be doing several fundraisers at the studio but if you are not local and want to help or maybe you just want to be a blessing with your finances then you can make a donation to help fund our trip here www.ricebowls.org/return-funds in the blank where it asks for you to list an "Organization" just type in "Kasey Hope Honduras trip". We still need to raise about $2,000. Plus, if you leave your contact info I would love to send you a special little "Thank you" art print designed by me.

You will be able to follow our journey every step of the way right here on the blog or on our facebook page! Thanks so much for being a part of this with me!!




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