August 5th, 2009
Nine long months ago, Who Will We Will threw a pretty big fundraiser we called the Feast 3.0. Anyone who’s a fan of this site need not be reminded what exactly that was (you were probably there!) but it’s been awhile since we discussed the “little organization that could” who we were raising money for.
It was a small orphanage in Cambodia called the Who Will Foundation (the name is no coincidence, it was an inspiration for our own). Led by the generous efforts of Jane Oliver, Georgie Walsh, and Gerald Trevor, the makeshift operation started out as a tiny soup kitchen on Saturdays, and grew to become a full-scale child-care operation that took in 11 desperately needy children, run out of a small apartment space. But Who Will had ideas for the future…
At the Feast 3.0, we mentioned the Who Will Foundation’s ambitious plan to build an entirely new orphanage, dubbed the Dreamcatcher Children’s Hamlet, which would provide a wonderful home, a school, and much more for a large group of children for generations to come. Along with other donors around the world, we used our fundraiser to bring in thousands of dollars in donations and sent it out to our friends in Cambodia to make their dream a reality.
It is with great pleasure that I report to you today with incredible news…the Dreamcatcher Children’s Hamlet has officially opened for business! With three beautiful new dorms for the children, and more for their caretakers, all complete with brand new beds, pillows, blankets the works, Who Will has expanded to take in 42 children, and the kids couldn’t be happier.
This is the amazing result when generous people work together for a common good. I’m talking of course about YOU. So on behalf of all of us here at Who Will We Will, and all the children at Dreamcatcher Children’s Hamlet, thank you, thank you, thank YOU.
Of course, there is always more work to be done. For more information on the Who Will Foundation, or if you’d like to contribute further and help them along as they continue to expand, check out www.Who-will.org for info and more.
Now, onto this year’s Feast…