These solar panels will provide light for the children to accomplish daily tasks that most take for granted.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2009
Jill Zarin, one of the gals on Bravo’s popular reality franchise, “The Real Housewives of NYC,” raised over $10,000 to provide solar panels to a “Help for Orphans International” orphanage in Kisii, Africa.
“It’s really exciting for me to give back like this,” said Jill. “I am very eco friendly and this was a great opportunity to make a difference in the world!” I look forward to being involved with this charity in the future as well.
Prior to the solar panels gifted to Kisii, the orphans had never actually had the luxury of electricity. “These solar panels will provide light for the children to accomplish daily tasks that most take for granted,” said Help for Orphans International founder, Sarah Ehrlich. “To be able to make children aware of what it really means to live an eco friendly life is an important goal for us. Their young bright minds are eager for new information and we can provide that. Ideally, we want to be a model of sustainability and create green solutions for environmentally conscious living,” she added.
Help for Orphans has a holiday wish list! "Our dearest hope is that we can raise more money to build new eco friendly schools," enthused Sarah.
$150,000 --an eco friendly brick machine to build new schools
$50,000 for a comprehensive indoor kitchen
$50,000 to change from adobe housing for the orphans’ sleeping quarters to brick housing (helpful in avoiding disease and deadly insects)
$74,000 plumbing for the orphanage
$35,000 a school library
About Help For Orphans
Help for Orphans International is a non-profit organization which provides superior education facilities and materials for orphans around the world. Their overall purpose is to elevate the well-being of orphans and empower them to succeed in whatever endeavor they choose. They provide an exceptional learning environment, along with educational tools that bring out the natural ability in our students, as well as give a firm grounding in the basics necessary for self-sufficiency.