Articles written by: liz

Why Give to C4C?

Why Give to C4C?

Long time donor Jane Hale says the reason she gives money to C4C is she knows it will actually get to the children. Unlike big donor organizations like United Way, C4C is run out of a spare room of our house and has very few administrative costs.  Liz and I volunteer our time and energy because we believe in what […]

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Song and Dance Contest

Song and Dance Contest

Singing is such a vital part of the culture and every day life in Zimbabwe (and one of the things I miss most about living there) that I always try to capture some of it on video.  While at Tsungirirai in August, I held a “Song and Dance Contest,” in part for my own selfishness, but also because I was concerned about stigma that seemed to […]

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Real Pads for Real Women

Just like most of you, I’ve read C4C newsletters for years. Mesmerized by the pictures, vicariously proud of distant success stories, I look forward to hearing updates of children C4C has followed over time. Usually, I send my donation and then tuck the newsletter away. But this year was different. After hearing about Zimbabwe, Tsungirirai and C4C for so long, […]

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Girl Power!

Girl Power!

The highlight of my trip to Zimbabwe this past summer was the camp I ran for teenage girls.  The campers included girls from the community as well as girls from Tsungirirai.  I also chose ten teenage camp leaders from varied backgrounds – some were orphans and some lived with one or even two parents, some were HIV positive, some were […]

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Jane’s College Acceptance

Jane’s College Acceptance

We are very proud of Jane, one of our first Coalition for Courage scholars, who was accepted to Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. Martha Van Wyck and Richard Cabezas have sponsored Jane from the time she was in the 6th grade.  These dedicated sponsors finally met Jane when she visited US colleges in January 2009.  Jane has worked very […]

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Kristen’s Blog

Kristen’s Blog

It is now summer in Zimbabwe. The cool, crisp mornings and chilly nights are gone. It’s hot all the time now. During the day, the sun beats down on our cottage roof, and it feels like there is heat on. Not a day goes by that we don’t make casual jokes about nonexistent cooling devices. “Is it too early to […]

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Letter from Michele

Letter from Michele

Dear Friends, This past August, my fourteen year old son, Sal, and I visited Tsungirirai and spent some time with the wonderful children and volunteers there. Upon returning home to the States, we received the usual, generic inquiries surrounding such an adventure: “How was your trip?” “What was the country like?” “Were the people nice?” And, I found myself faced […]

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Robyn’s Impressions

Robyn’s Impressions

Robyn Maguire, a long-time C4C supporter, made the trip to Zimbabwe with Arden in June of 2009. As has been the case with anyone who has visited Tsungirirai, she was overwhelmed, impressed, and inspired by the children she met. Our first afternoon we were told the students wanted to perform a traditional dance for us.  I grabbed my camera and […]

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