I am not going to cry while I write this post.

I am not going to cry while I write this post.

I am not going to…. forget it. I’m teary.

You may remember back in February when we had a big fat goal for our month to raise $10,000 through Mocha Club for the New Dawn High School in Nairobi, Kenya. The classrooms in the school had no interior walls or ceiling and the cement floors were cracking.

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So we gathered together and managed to raise $12,355.

And a few weeks ago, I got the pictures of the classrooms totally redone. (I showed you a mid-construction update in May.)

You guys. Like, we really did this. We really each made small sacrifices so that one month of our combined donations could lead to a massive change for the students at New Dawn!

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I MEAN YOU GUYS!! Look at those walls! ceiling! GORGEOUS floors!! It’s AMAZING!

And that hugging picture between our staff and theirs? Get outta here. I cannot deal.

All four classrooms are now temperature controlled so those poor high schoolers aren’t just baking away in the heat of the metal walls and ceiling.

Friends, THANK YOU.

I hope these pictures show you a tangible view of exactly what you did to help New Dawn High School!!

And it doesn’t have to stop there!

You can still be a part of what we are continuing to do for New Dawn, like helping fill the classrooms with supplies and raise teacher salaries, by joining my Mocha Club team! If you donate $9/month, I’ll send you an autographed copy of Let’s All Be Brave. If you join at $18/month, you get a whole lotta stuff.

I’d be honored if you would join us. I love love love the stuff we get to do to help this high school and I think you would love being a part of our team.

(By the way: Our trip to see the classrooms in Nairobi was delayed in May due to safety concerns, but we are hoping to reschedule.)

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