Little By Little: The Margaret Okari Childrens Foundation Fills The Cup

The holiday season is upon us, and Team LOLA has never been busier, hosting trunk shows every few days. 

While I love every trunk show – because I get to meet so many people, each of whom has their own story to tell about what LOLA means to them, last week we were part of a particularly magical evening benefiting the Margaret Okari Children’s Foundation in the Andover, Northwest of Boston.

Margaret Okari Children's Foundation Website
Margaret Okari Children’s Foundation Website 

Peg Campbell, the Executive Director of this US-based 501c3 non profit which raises money to help house and educate 230 children and teenagers in Kisii Kenya, organized an evening of shopping and fun at the fabulous Helen Thomas Simply Smashing shop.

Helen Thomas Facebook page

In 2016, the foundation will commission a very special pendant as a continuation of this initial fund raiser, and Team LOLA could nor be more proud to be part of their journey for years to come. Peg shared an African proverb with me: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” 

We wish Kwamboka Okari could have been with us but she was in Kenya, mothering those hundreds of children, most of them left orphaned by the HIV Aids epidemic. Kwamboka left her very successful soapstone carving business, which brought her to the US for many years, to return to Kisii when her sister Margaret died – too young. 

Is there any greater example of Love One, Love All? 

Please join us in supporting the children and teachers and families in Kisii, Donate Here

And thank you Helen Thomas for bringing us all together!