Olevolos Project Brunch @ The General NYC
My husband and I learned about the Olevolos Project Fundraiser Brunch through Twitter, thanks to Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung. We both felt that we were fortunate for getting such huge support from our friends, family, and people from both the Twitter and Kickstarter communities. With their help, we were able to reach our goal on Kickstarter and get our children’s book project funded. So, we thought going to a fundraiser is another way to give back since this project is to help unfortunate kids from Tanzania, Africa to earn their education.
The fundraiser was quite casual and fun! I got a chance to chat with Jamie Chung who is such a sweetheart. She recognized my face from twitter because I tweeted her that my hub and I bought the tickets. She gave us hugs and showed appreciation. We discussed about what a great cause The Olevolos project is. I told her about our children’s book project and how I wanted to help out.
We also got to discuss about Kickstarter projects with James Lafferty. Since I felt like we were in this together, Please check out his film project called “Lost On Purpose.” They only have 8 days left and they are so close to reaching their $40K goal! I’m very proud to say that I’m glad I backed their project!
Here’s the link to Lost On Purpose on Kickstarter! (click on it) Also, a huge shout out to the directors of Lost On Purpose, Ian and Eshom Nelms! They backed our children’s book project and we wanted to return the favor and root for them! 😉
Overall it was a great fundraiser event! We loved the food and there was an open bar! Perfect! 😀 We participated in a silent auction. My husband won a bottle of Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” Brut Gold which we only paid half off of the original price and the money goes towards the project! Win-win! I bid on Bryan Greenberg’s tote bag (with signed CD & a cool T-shirt) and signed How to Make It in America DVDS and I won both! All in all, we got the products we love and Olevolos got the fund from us 🙂
I felt fortunate I had a chance to talk to the director of Olevolos Project, Dory Gannes, about how the project works and how we could help. I asked her if we could contribute our children’s book once it’s finished and she said that because of the high shipping cost, she wasn’t able to take the copies unless I mail the copies to her when she plan to visit Olevolos village, Tanzania, Africa. I wish I could do such an amazing thing like this.
My goal is to contribute more to my country as well. There are a lot of unfortunate children in Thailand. Maybe one day I might be able to start a cool project for the great cause like Olevolos Project.