Children of the New Life Orphange in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
For the third year in a row, some dear friends of mine are making the trek to a Cambodian orphanage that stole their hearts. Buckhead Church's Global X program teamed up with New Life Orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, sending missionaries several times per year to help the orphanage better the lives of its children. Missionaries play with the children, teach them English and spread the word of God. Moreover, the missionaries provide love and support to these kids who have so little. Many of these missionaries also sponsor children from the orphanage, providing them with their daily food, school fees, uniforms, etc. They have formed special relationships with these kids, make time to Skype and send artwork and letters back and forth to stay in touch.
These powerful trips are not paid for by the church; rather, the missionaries, themselves, are in charge of raising the funds to make this meaningful journey. Through the help of their friends, family and God's will, they have been blessed enough to raise the money every year. It's getting more difficult each year, asking the same people time after time to donate to the cause. So now we are reaching out, asking for donations from you... but giving you a few laughs in return.
On November 1st, Jerry Farber's Side Door hosted the first fundraising event with an amazing lineup of generous comedians who all came out to support the cause. Josh Harris, Jed Fearon, Joe Jones, Richard Conklin and Bobby Manheim with Dr. Irving M.D. were all so kind to donate their time, jokes and monkey business to help. See below for photos from the event and click the links to learn more about everyone who contributed!
Now you have another chance to come out and laugh with us while doing good for others! Really, is there any better combination? Come out this Saturday night to The Professional Actors Studio for their event, Improv for a Purpose. The improv show will feature Atlanta's own Playing in Traffic improv troupe, joined by the talented Erin O'Connor and Dominick Racano (both of which are going on the Cambodia trip and need your help!), and is sure to leave your cheeks hurting with laughter. For only $10 per person, this can't be beat. Please consider spending your Saturday night laughing with us while simultaneously helping these sweet orphans live up to their full potential.
Dominick Racano with his sponsored child
IMPROV FOR A PURPOSE
Where? The Professional Actors Studio
2849 Piedmont Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
When? Saturday, November 10th
Doors @ 7, Show @ 7:30
Minimum Donation: $10
Out of town or can't make it?? For Online Donations:
• Click on this link ----> http://goglobalx.org/,
• Select "give" in the top right-hand corner.
• Input your info.
• Select "Cambodia- Phnom Penh" as the country,
• Select " Cambodia- Phnom Penh Orphanage Trip 2 - 11/29/12-
12/09/12" as the trip.
• Then type in "Erin O'Connor" or "Dominick Racano".
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR DONATIONS AND TIME!
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