(Left) American Foundation For Children With Aids Representative Sunniva Sorby with child from House Of Hope
Latin Percussion recently donated over 100 of its popular Egg Shakers to the St. Theresa House Of Hope Children’s Home in Lake Elemintita, Kenya. The donation was made to support the charitable effort spearheaded by Sunniva Sorby with assistance from her sister Bettina Breckenfeld through the American Foundation For Children With AIDS.
The St. Theresa House of Hope Children’s Home was opened in 2007 to care for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. It is estimated that Kenya is home to 2.4 million orphans, 60 percent of which have been orphaned by the disease. The orphanage is part of a nationwide effort to combine the resources of government, international agencies, charitable organizations, and community groups to help care for these children.
On their most recent trip to Kenya, Sunniva and Bettina handed out the LP Egg Shakers to all the children in the orphanage. “The young ladies … were renewed with hope when we paid them a visit and shared the egg shakers that LP graciously donated,” Bettina says. “The place erupted into song and movement when we distributed these shakers. We made a lot of kids very happy!”
If you would like to make a 100-percent tax deductable donation to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, you can do so online by going here.