sábado, 28 de mayo de 2011

Bunnies, Chicks, and Alpacas!

Earlier this month, Light and Leadership took a group of 9 kids from Zone D, Huaycan, to El Arriero, an interactive farm located on the outside of Lima. LLI provided lunch, transportation and an awesome farm experience to the kids! Kids fed everything from bunnies to alpacas, cows, and other animals, and had the opportunity to pet baby chicks, plant seeds, and have fun together on the playground.

Stay tuned for news on LLI's 2nd Anniversary celebration June 12th, 2011!

Excited kids (big and small...) are excited to check out the birds.

Allison feeding the animals.

Volunteer Mimosa Lindstrom feeds the bunnies.

Aracelli with her chick.

Kids plant seeds in the farm's garden.

Published by Lara DeVries on behalf of Light and Leadership. Special thanks to Mimosa Lindstom for the photos and the field trip planning.

jueves, 12 de mayo de 2011

LLI Pendant: Show Your Support

Show your support by wearing a Light and Leadership Pendant! Based on the Light & Leadership official logo, the pendant is cast in sterling silver and available on a 20 or 24" silver cable chain. Measuring 2 cm across, the pendant is the same size as a Peruvian 10 cent coin and looks great on both men and women!

$5 from each sale will be donated to the Light & Leadership Initiative by Anna Star Jewelry to support their mission to bring change the women and children of Huaycan, Peru.

Order your pendant now!

domingo, 8 de mayo de 2011

5K Success: Si o Si!!!

On April 30th, OVER 70 runners and walkers came out to support Light and Leadership in Oak Forest, IL. Participants enjoyed crisp and dry weather (hooray)! Congrats to the first place winner, Andy Druetzler (pictured to the right, 1st place male runner), and to Diane Spacek (first place female runner). All participants received a ribbon made from one of our kids in Huaycan :)

Thank you to ALL of those who supported us by running and walking AND to our several volunteers who helped out. PLEASE support our sponsors who so generously offered sponsorship to make this event happen. Check out the names and links below:

Olive Branch Counseling Associates, Inc.
Oak Lawn Toyota
Monica Kendall - Aflac (monica_kendall@us.aflac.com)
CL Coatings
Harrington & Associates
New Balance
Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Clinical Associates in Counseling LLC

Special thanks to the generous efforts of the students at James Hart School!! Through PENNY WARS at their school, they raised over $750 for LLI! Amazing work!

And they're off...

(L to R) Lara DeVries, Carl and Susan Hudac with Rich and Karen Solle

Sponsor Monica Kendall and family :)

Trinity Christian College alumni and faculty (plus family!) making a pretty great showing (we were even missing a few in the photo)

Former volunteers Connie Wood, Elizabeth Jongetjes and Amy Ravenhorst show off the ribbons from Huaycan. Connie Wood wins farthest traveled... all the way from Madison, Wisconsin. Excellent work.

Part of Team Administration. Thanks Stephanie (LLI Board Member) and David Worrel!