Day Of The Girl 2015
Oct
10
11:30am11:30am

Day Of The Girl 2015

On behalf of the Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) team and the girls of Kibera, we thank you for your support.  Over 165 guest attended and over $34,000 was raised. Find your bravest person moment on Instagram using the hashtag #SHOFCO.  You can also view pictures of the event below.  Please continue to share your pictures and experience with us on @hope2shine #SHOFCO.  Be sure to check out the BOSCO pictures here.


In Kibera, 43% of girls are out of school, compared to 29% of boys. Your support is providing a world-class education to girls who are dreaming of a better life for themselves and their families; high-quality healthcare that is saving the lives of mothers and their children; programs that are eradicating gender violence by promoting the value of women and girls throughout the community—and so much more. Your involvement makes this continued impact possible. Your contributions will provide education and opportunity that will change the future of the girls in Kibera. All of ticket proceeds go straight to SHOFCO thanks to the generosity of a few corporate donors covering the cost of the event. Thank you to our fantastic sponsors: Newman’s Own Foundation, IBM, the BOSCO, Buttermilk Bakeshop, Fatty Sundays, and Brooklyn Cupcake.

Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede, the founders of SHOFCO and the Kibera School for Girls, co-authored a book, Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss and Hope in an African Slum and it is being launched on October 13th! Find Me Unafraid tells the unlikely love story between two uncommon people, from completely different worlds: Kennedy from Kibera and Jessica from Denver, Colorado. Their collaboration sparked a successful movement to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor. If you are interested in learning more about the SHOFCO story, order your copy today

To donate or discover more about SHOFCO, visit our site and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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Kiss Me Or Cut Off My Head
Aug
20
to Sep 5

Kiss Me Or Cut Off My Head

Theater, poetry and visual art collide in this contemporary retelling of the Medusa myth. As Medusa frankly confronts her infamy, voices of survivors embolden her to unmask the lies surrounding her own story. Based on true accounts of survivors of sexual assault and complimented by the visual art of Kate Goltseva, this collaboration asks us to face the stories that need to be heard.

KISS ME OR CUT OFF MY HEAD is adapted by Leadership Council member Brooke M. Haney from the poetry of Sheryl St. Germain. The piece aims to raise money and build awareness for Margaret’s Safe Place, a project of Shining Hope. To that end, 35% of the proceeds from every ticket will go to Margaret's Safe Place as well as all proceeds from concessions.

Location: Soho Photo Gallery in New York City. 

Performances run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm from August 20 through September 5, 2015.

Concessions run by the Leadership Council.

Tickets and more information

Special Event: August 20th - Leadership Council co-Chair, Laura Campbell will be the talk-back speaker. 


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Chardonnay Run 2015
Aug
1
11:00am11:00am

Chardonnay Run 2015

On Saturday August 1, 2015, a group of SHOFCO LC members and their friends ran the Chardonnay Run to help raise awareness for SHOFCO. While wearing bright blue SHOFCO t-shirts, the group of 9 ran the 5k race along the Hudson River and toasted to their success at the finish line with a complimentary glass of Chardonnay. A great time was had by all and the group is looking forward to their next race!

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"A Path Appears" Screening Party
Mar
8
3:00pm 3:00pm

"A Path Appears" Screening Party

On March 8th, the Leadership Council organized a group of 50+ friends to watch a screening of A Path Appears at Fontana's in the LES.  It was a fantastic overview of SHOFCO's work, and it was a great opportunity to mingle and meet others who care about their mission.   The afternoon featured remarks from SHOFCO COO and Co-Founder Jessica Posner, as well as the opportunity to support the organization by buying bags made in Kibera.

In all, the event surpassed it's goal of raising $1,875!

Below are some photos from the day, and you can watch the episode on iTunes by clicking this link.

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Day Of The Girl 2014
Oct
11
11:30am11:30am

Day Of The Girl 2014

What an amazing turnout at our inaugural event! It was a fun, inspiring, and delicious celebration of the progress made and a pledge to keep fighting for the rights of women and girls worldwide. Thank you for joining us as Jess and Kennedy shared their stories about the founding of SHOFCO, its tremendous growth trajectory in recent years, and exciting plans for the future. Laura brought the crowd to tears as she shared her touching story about her visit to SHOFCO and Brooke introduced a heartwarming video with a special message from the girls at Kibera School for Girls, asking guests, "What is your favorite subject in the 5th Grade?"

Guests answering the girls' questions with a small activity as they continued to enjoy the delicious all-you-can-eat, bottomless mimosa/bloody mary brunch.

Check out some photos from the event below!



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