123 Dr. Frank Andolino | Delicate Pen

Giving Back

BY jane, ON Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Delicate Pen helps supports an organization called Kageno, which means A Place of Hope. The mission of Kageno, founded and directed by my good friend, Dr. Frank Andolino, is this:

“Kageno’s mission is to transform impoverished communities into places of opportunity and hope – through the development of self-sustaining community directed programs in education, health, ventures, and environment. We believe it is essential to sustainable development to work with the community rather than giving simple aid or handouts.”

A few weeks ago,  Kageno produced their annual fundraising Harambee. The Delicate Pen donated menus, place cards and table numbers for the event.

I assisted with the Needs Tree.  I signed up as soon as I knew there were paper tags involved! Our tree raised over $1600, with special thanks to Sally Bruns and Romy Chenet, for assisting me.  Our needs included school supplies, fruit trees and medical supplies and staff.

Here are Kate Spade and her daughter Bea perusing the auction items which included trips, art, spa packages, two items from The Delicate Pen and a chic bag from my friend, Amanda Pearl, (Incidentally, Amanda is having a sale right now!)

The Young People’s Chorus provided the entertainment and the evening was a success.

Photos:  Will Ragozzino © 2011

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