martes, 29 de junio de 2010

Crazy for the World Cup?

Who are you rooting for?

Brenda, from Zone Z (Los Alamos) is cheering for Argentina in the World Cup. Check out the flag she made during LLI's art workshop last Sunday. Pretty sweet.

jueves, 17 de junio de 2010

Golf Outing Success

New friends and old gathered for a Light and Leadership fund raiser featuring golf and a party on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Some of the golfers made it through all nine holes at the Square Links course in Frankfort, Illinois and others were rained out after just a few holes. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed some incredibly delicious food, drink and fellowship after golf! There were terrific raffle prizes. Hal Kaufman won the longest putt contest and Jonathan DeVries won the longest drive contest! With LLI supporters, everyone is a winner, including the women and children we serve!

It was a summertime chance to gather and talk about some of the latest news from Huaycan and to make some new friends. It just goes to show, some of the best people on earth support the work of the Light and Leadership Initiative!

Hole sponsors included:

Circle Tractor in Homer Glen, Illinois

CL Coatings in Mokena, Illinois

Allan and Mary DeLange

Michael and Louella DeVries

Kelly Nissan on 95th in Evergreen Park, Illinois

Olive Branch Counseling Associates in Oak Forest, Illinois

Raffle Prizes were donated by:

Bob’s Custom Clubs in Mokena, Illinois

Cooper’s Hawk Winery in Orland Park, Illinois

Culver’s in Tinley Park, Illinois

Frankie’s Ristorante in Tinley Park, Illinois

McDonald’s in Tinley Park, Illinois

Rock Bottom Brewery in Orland Park, Illinois

Sunrise Nursery of Woldhuis Farms in Grant Park, Illinois

White Street Gallery in Frankfort, Illinois

Wines for Humanity (

A big thank you to PALERMO’S in Tinley Park for giving us a discount on some fabulous Italian cuisine and to BOB’S CUSTOM CLUBS for a discount on golf balls and tees!

Please take your business to those folks mentioned above – and thank them for supporting Light and Leadership’s work in Peru!

Enjoying the after-party!

Big time raffle winners, Marlene and Harry JaBaay!!

lunes, 7 de junio de 2010

Happy First Anniversary LLI!

On June 6th, 2010, Light and Leadership celebrated it's first anniversary!!! It was an amazing day packed with face painting, an art exposition, a chocolate sale from our Women's Program, a tough Vocabulary Bee (congrats Nayely, Camila, Cristian, and Deysi!), piñata bashing, and lots of dancing and laughter. Please check out the photos below to see the good time for yourself... and book your plane ticket to be here next year!

Special thanks to our LLI volunteers: Amy Ravenhorst, Meri Paunonen, Eleanor Hargadon-Lowe, Dana Ticker, Whitney Reynolds, and Kristen Painter. FANTASTIC JOB!

sábado, 5 de junio de 2010

Museo de Arte!!!

Our Zone Z Art students enjoyed a trip to Lima's newly renovated Art Museum! Special thanks to volunteers Meri Paunonen and Cristina Capuzzi for organizing a fantastic field trip.