PLEASE help Djeneba Sako

$4,605 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 69 months
3Djeneba Sako is an AMAZINGLY gifted artist, dancer and a WONDERFUL woman and teacher to many....this woman who has given so much, now needs support, love and help from US! Djeneba suffered from a horrendous flash flood this past week in Colorado and ALL of her house is literally RUINED!


She is devastated, overwhelmed, hurt and on her own...


Djeneba has brought joy, healing, knowledge and happiness to EVERYONE that she has met, her infectious smile, coupled with that AMAZING ability to dance with EVERY part of her body, spirit and SOUL has set her apart and pushed her to the top of the African Dance Circuit in the U.S.


Nevertheless, she has NO family here, she only has US, her students, her friends, her sisters and brothers...



Can you PLEASE search your heart and donate SOMETHING to help her get back on her feet and to let her know that we REALLY love her, both on and off the dance floor, across space and time....this is a time where she needs us, can you HELP?


If you need a number to start, just consider what you pay for a conference....we spend hundreds to experience a weekend of joy, how much can we donate to encourage and help someone who has nothing BUT us?


Just to throw out a number, I'll suggest at the LEAST the cost of a class, $15....there's no max, and even the minimum is a suggestion...whatever you give, however you give...it is NEEDED and appreciated!!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND COMPASSION!!! Please write a word of encouragement as well, she will see each one...

A WORD ABOUT MYSELF, this page was created by Sista Adama Jewel, M.Ed. I have been a member of the African Dance community for over 23 years, since I began at the tender age of 18, in 1990. I have spent my entire adult life learning and sharing the cultural traditions of my ancestors and using them to impact the lives of at-risk youth and students throughout the world.


I am also the Founder/Director of African Soul International, which is now based in Los Angeles, CA. We will be hosting a conference, October 11-13, and Djeneba is one of our featured artists.


EVERY SINGLE PENNY OF THIS CAMPAIGN IS BEING DEPOSITED INTO DJENEBA'S PERSONAL ACCOUNT!!! THE ONLY MONEY THAT WILL NOT IS THE MONEY THAT WEPAY AND GOFUNDME.COM ARE TAKING OUT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS....THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EFFORT BY ADAMA JEWEL. PLEASE FORWARD ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CONCERNS DIRECTLY.


THANK YOU
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BIG shoutouts to Selena Steinmetz, Erich Ludwig, Heathre Naused and Georgina Kolber!!! We are now at $3,635! DJENEBA LOVES YOU ALLL!!!! She is in a state of unbelief!!! From the tragedy, to these generous outpourings of love and support, she just can't believe it!!! She thanks you guys regularly and when she can get online she wants to thank each person!!! Our new goal is $5,000....she will need a refrigerator, stove, clothing, furniture, dishes, and other items...Thank you in advance!!!
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Kat Gurley, Suman Olney, my girl Debbie Steingesser, Mara Thacker, Sarah McClain and Ellesa Hunter, THANK YOU!!! We are now at $2,740!!! We've already sent the initial money!!!! All new donations will be sent daily! THANK YOU!!! I upped the amount, as there is a great need, and many people haven't had a chance to help...I'll leave the account up until whenever...its all about giving...THANK YOU!!!
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Thank you to the Houston Dance Community, Aaron David and Alyson Jessee for helping us surpass our goal and raising $2,540!!!! Some folks know how to get inside of a blessing!!! This is ALL about blessing, and ALL of us are blessed to be a blessing!!! I look forward to forwarding the money to Djeneba TODAY!!!!

But real talk, the need is GREAT!! Its NOT too late to still sow a seed!!! IF you've EVER taken a class from Djeneba, or any other artist, can you please donate the cost of a class to help her get her life back?

Every single thing that we rely on everyday, from undergarments to coffee makers, is what she now needs!!! I am positive that she STILL needs more, so
I'm going to continue this campaign, as there are still people who don't even know yet..please continue to share, PRAY and dig DEEP!!!

Thank you!!!
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We have $2,385!!! Thank you to ALL of the members of the community who showed compassion and care and donated to this worthy cause...Djeneba is overwhelmed and humbled by the support!!! She can't believe it! Thank you to these wonderful supporters:
Caryn Wagner, Tawny Vernau, Jacqueline Miller, Larry Swanson, Ximena Dussan, Laurie & Abdoulaye Sylla, Emily Abernathy, April & Alex Eschenbaum, Zyck and Solo, Max Inchaurregui, Gavin Green, Nick Andrea, Heather Peluso, Jan Salerno, Jennie Lay, Ellen Cirona, and Katie James!!!

Can we close this out with $2,500 tonight? I hope so family!!! Thank you!!!
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Zonia Perry
69 months ago
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I'd like to know where you are do that I can connect with you.

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Sista Jewel
69 months ago
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Yes! Please inbox me and I'll connect you

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Zonia Perry
69 months ago

Djenebs for all of the joy and healing that you've brought to so many lives know that according to God's word that your gift shall make room for you love. I wish o were close to you so that o can be there got you . However I want you to know that my door is always open to you.

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Shanna Stapleton
69 months ago

Where is her home located? Is there a need for people to assist with clean up or a nice meal for Djeneba to eat?

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$100
John Evans
65 months ago

With Ryan and Kelsey Eiler

SK
$25
Sharon Kivenko
67 months ago

Oh, Djeneba. I hope that by now you've found a new DRY place to live and rest. We're thinking of you out here in Boston and wish that we could do more for you! Allah ka nogoya ke!

EF
$25
Elizabeth Fowler-Camara
68 months ago

You've been in my thoughts. Praying that you get back on your feet soon. Looking forward to the next time I see you at a conference!

KH
$25
Katy Hess
68 months ago
JH
$20
jeri helen
68 months ago
$30
Anonymous
68 months ago
KB
$100
Kelly Ann Brown
68 months ago

Djeneba! Bozeman Loves you!

DC
$140
Djebe Bara Community Class
68 months ago

Beautiful Djeneba, we are thinking of you and send much love your way. This gift of money was raised at Djebe Bara Community Dance Class tonight... it is a contribution from your Missoula, Montana friends. XXOO... we love you Djeneba!

$25
Anonymous
68 months ago
SS
$20
Sheba Szyba
68 months ago

Djeneba, may the gifts you have shared return to you! Prayers and Blessings

Zonia Perry
69 months ago
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1

I'd like to know where you are do that I can connect with you.

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Sista Jewel
69 months ago
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Yes! Please inbox me and I'll connect you

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Zonia Perry
69 months ago

Djenebs for all of the joy and healing that you've brought to so many lives know that according to God's word that your gift shall make room for you love. I wish o were close to you so that o can be there got you . However I want you to know that my door is always open to you.

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Shanna Stapleton
69 months ago

Where is her home located? Is there a need for people to assist with clean up or a nice meal for Djeneba to eat?

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