Donor Spotlights

Africare and The Links, Inc. are saving lives at birth. Photo: Carol Hamlin
Africare and The Links, Inc. are saving lives at birth. Photo: Carol Hamlin

The Links, Incorporated

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“We are committed to enriching our culture by sustaining and ensuring the economic survival of African-Americans and other people of African Ancestry…Our recent participation in the ‘Mama Kit Baby Shower,’ is very much a part of what we do.”
-Carol Hamlin, Co-Chair of International Trends and Services
Chesapeake-Virginia Beach Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

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Mary Bauder in the office of Coral Cay Beachfront Condominiums, where she has established an Africare fundraising enterprise.
Mary Bauder in the office of Coral Cay Beachfront Condominiums, where she has established an Africare fundraising enterprise.

Mary Bauder

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“[The people of Kenya and Tanzania] needed HELP, but they never felt sorry for themselves. They have such joy and willingness to work. They just need the right guidance and assistance. I just wanted to help them improve themselves, and I knew they would flourish.”
- Mary Bauder

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A joyful Sister Act piece at OSF's 2013 Daedalus Project variety show. Photo: Jenny Graham
A joyful Sister Act piece at OSF's 2013 Daedalus Project variety show. Photo: Jenny Graham

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Daedalus Project HIV & AIDS Benefit

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“We started this because we all had friends and family who were suffering. We are connected in so many ways to so many people. Daedalus is about remembering those we have lost. This applies to those we have lost everywhere. Daedalus is about ‘us’ in a larger sense.”
-Claudia Alick, Associate Producer, Community, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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Tako and Henriette Koning on the rooftop of a high rise building in downtown Luanda, Angola. Photo: Jesse Ovadio
Tako and Henriette Koning on the rooftop of a high rise building in downtown Luanda, Angola. Photo: Jesse Ovadio

Tako and Henriette Koning

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“A person can give back financially or they can do it by donating their time. In actual fact, sometimes the biggest donation is time since everyone’s time is limited and you never get it back, once it is gone, it is gone. But if it is donated to worthwhile causes, then it is time well spent.”
-Tako Koning

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Some awesome kids supporting Africa! Photo: Holly Smith
Some awesome kids supporting Africa! Photo: Holly Smith

Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle School

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“[Ours] won’t be the biggest check you get this year, but for these kids and this community, it represents something significant: sacrifice and generosity of spirit.”
-John Glover, Founding Principal, Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle School

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Olivier & Sidonie Agouna-Deciat of Kasny Recon, Inc. Photo: Olivier Agouna-Deciat
Olivier & Sidonie Agouna-Deciat of Kasny Recon, Inc. Photo: Olivier Agouna-Deciat

Kasny Recon, Inc.

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“Aid is in vain if it ultimately does not lead to self-sufficiency and sustainability, and Africare embodies this philosophy.”
–Olivier Agouna-Deciat

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