Get your tickets for Safari Nights!

  • By Hayden Bixby
  • 15 Nov, 2017

Henson Studios -- December 2nd, 2017

Click here to buy your ticket to our 5th Safari Nights event --  with a line up like this, you won't forgive yourself if you miss it!

There will be a food truck and beverages when the doors open, so arrive early enough to nibble while you shop our Nairobi Marketplace. Your ticket purchase and anything else you spend during the evening will benefit the kids of Cura Orphanage .

Last year's event was a huge success, and funds raised resulted in sending:

--7 kids to primary school, paying for tuition, uniforms, books, testing fees & hot lunches for the entire year!

--17 teenagers to the best boarding schools into which their test scores earned them placement, covering tuition, uniforms, books, incidentals, tutoring and transportation costs, and room and board for the entire year!

--17 other high school-ers to our very own  Cura Secondary School, right next door to our Home... covering their tuition, uniforms, books, tutoring costs, and hot lunches for the entire year!

 --2 of our recent graduates to local post-secondary certificate programs (both Carol and Stephen will be the first people in their entire extend families to do so!). 

--the remaining 3 of our recent graduates to a leadership program, providing transportation and enrollment costs for them to work directly with social workers and mentors who help them assess their skills and connect them to nearby programs and employers.

Let's do it again -- but even bigger -- this year!

Your support means the world to these kids, and we're looking forward to seeing you at the party that gives back in such a big way. 
By Hayden Bixby 15 Dec, 2017
We're still celebrating the success of our Safari Nights fund-raising event -- our best one yet!

The crowd's generosity was rewarded with incredible performances by incredible musicians: Joe Sumner , The Goods , Terrace Martin and Greg Kurstin , not to mention Wendy and Lisa and The Revolution ! Prince and Princess fans (like me!) were also thrilled by our surprise guest, Maya Rudolph , who jumped up on stage for a song! 

Jon Turteltaub
introduced our rockstar emcee, Tom Morello , who lent his considerable charm to the cause, and Creative Visions Foundation luminary Kathy Eldon kept us inspired. We have our talented, smart and well-connected hostesses -- Faryal Ganjehei, Lucy Woodward, Amy Eldon Turteltaub, Kate Sumner and Wendy Selwyn -- to thank for the success of the night, too... I only wish there was room here for more photos of the beautiful people who helped make this event happen.

Henson Studios and the staff, volunteers, sponsors and vendors
 -- who made all the work invisible so the guests could rock out -- did a lot of heavy lifting, and we're deeply grateful. Thank you thank you thank you to all of you who lent you time, talent and treasure to help make sure Cura's kids get everything they need in 2018! Stay tuned (so musical!) for updates after the first of the year, when we'll report on the real impact your contributions have made in their lives. 
Cheers!
Hayden
By Hayden Bixby 06 Dec, 2017
Everyone is joining in to get the place spruced up before the new school year begins in January...
and we're grateful to all of the generous donors who made it happen!
Everything looks and feels better with a fresh coat of paint,
and we think the kids will get a burst of energy for 2018 when they see what YOU have done for them.
Thank you!
By Hayden Bixby 28 Nov, 2017
It's Giving Tuesday ,
and I'm on a one-day mission to fund a project to refresh the kids' bedrooms while they're away on their school holiday.

We already funded new mattresses and bedding, and now we only need $2,000 to repaint the whole interior of our Home. If we raise more, we'll do new curtains, too. I know our kids would love this treat to come home to!


and this season, we are thankful for YOU .

By Hayden Bixby 15 Nov, 2017
Click here to buy your ticket to our 5th Safari Nights event --  with a line up like this, you won't forgive yourself if you miss it!

There will be a food truck and beverages when the doors open, so arrive early enough to nibble while you shop our Nairobi Marketplace. Your ticket purchase and anything else you spend during the evening will benefit the kids of Cura Orphanage .

Last year's event was a huge success, and funds raised resulted in sending:

--7 kids to primary school, paying for tuition, uniforms, books, testing fees & hot lunches for the entire year!

--17 teenagers to the best boarding schools into which their test scores earned them placement, covering tuition, uniforms, books, incidentals, tutoring and transportation costs, and room and board for the entire year!

--17 other high school-ers to our very own  Cura Secondary School, right next door to our Home... covering their tuition, uniforms, books, tutoring costs, and hot lunches for the entire year!

 --2 of our recent graduates to local post-secondary certificate programs (both Carol and Stephen will be the first people in their entire extend families to do so!). 

--the remaining 3 of our recent graduates to a leadership program, providing transportation and enrollment costs for them to work directly with social workers and mentors who help them assess their skills and connect them to nearby programs and employers.

Let's do it again -- but even bigger -- this year!

Your support means the world to these kids, and we're looking forward to seeing you at the party that gives back in such a big way. 
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