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Meet the Caroline Wambui Mungai Foundation

Television shows like “Secret Millionaire” and “Undercover Boss” have reminded us of the biblical charge to treat people well because we could be entertaining angels. All of these things remind us that you just never know who you are interacting with. Three years ago, when I started working with Catherine Wanjira Mungai, I had absolutely no idea that 1.) we would become such great “sister-friends” or 2.)¬†that she was a business/ministry force to be reckoned with. It turned out that Catherine’s family operates a foundation that provides housing and education for vulnerable children in Kenya. As I’ve gotten to know Read More

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Blogging for the greater good (or What I’m Doing For Lent)

This year, I wanted to do something different for Lent, something more impactful and meaningful. I decided to put my money where my mouth is…literally. There are seven weeks in the Lenten season (including the week of Ash Wednesday), this equals a total of 46 days. I decided to pick a different charity for each week and donate $50 (46 rounded up). Every Friday, I will post information about the organization for the week,¬†including an interview with a representative (founder, CEO, staff member, etc.). Though $50 is not much, I’m hoping to do two things: 1.) lead by example and Read More

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Show your love!

I’ve seen a couple of articles over the past week that suggest including charities as recipients of the excessive amount of money that will be spent in celebration of Valentine’s Day. You’ll never hear me arguing efforts to raise money for charitable organizations, so… Should you find yourself in the giving mood, here are a few organizations to consider showing your love to: Organizations that serve children/families: Spark Ventures, One Heartland, Caroline Wambui Mungai Foundation Arts Organizations: Hyde Park Suzuki Institute, Chicago Music Association