Community Leader's Trip to Africa

$2,750 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 37 months
What are we investing in if not our own community and its leaders?

The community leadership trip to Africa is a One Month pilgrimage for local leaders who currently enrich their communities with culture, character, spirit and leadership.   This scholarship is solely for those who have not yet visited Africa.  


Congratulations to China Hudson for being the first recipient of the Community Leadership Scholarship to Africa!  China Hudson is a pillar in the Las Vegas community, a powerful leader currently enriching the lives of youth and families through culture, character, theater, spirit and leadership.  This scholarship will provide a philanthropist, community leader, advocate and sister, her first trip to the land she already brings to our local Las Vegas community; deeply enhancing her work with our youth and families in the Valley.


Ms. China, a single mother, finds the time to teach African Dance at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, provides mentoring to approximately 100 young girls a year through her Girls Rites of Passage Program, as well as many more youth through her mentorship, cultural and theater programs at facilities like Pearson, Walnut Recreation, West Las Vegas Arts Center, the Smith's Center and the Clark County School District. She additionally helps to facilitate the annual Kwanzaa program, voluntarily performs African dance at community and charity events, shows up for elders in the community as needed and routinely volunteers for both charities and directly with local families in need. 


As a result of this journey Ms China, and the team ushering her journey, will host a private gathering for all donors and organizational contributors upon thieir return.  You will get to see, hear and touch the journey, the various places and experiences they had, and how Ms. China will use this trip to further enrich her programs, her leadership and the community at large.  Look forward to receiving a gift of your own, a live performance and intimate experience.


Further, as the first recipient of the Community Leadership Scholarship to Africa, Ms China is initiated into a commitment that ensures that future awardees, of this scholarship, have the same opportunity to share in the responsibility of bringing this authentic experience into our local community.


GIFTING in AFRICA
As a part of our trip we will be taking one extra suitcase each that will have items to gift while we are in Africa.  These will go to school, orphanages, women's and girls organizations, merchants, families and locals.  We are also taking donations of these items that can be dropped off at a Foundation downtown, or pick up can be arranged by contacting us directly through Go Fund Me. 

We will be taking cell phones (that take sim cards), cameras, electronics and medical items, over the counter medications, school supplies (light in weight), tennis shoes, t-shirts (especially those that are sports related, or have US cities on them), other nice clothes items, feminine products, toys, etc,  These items will go to people of all ages.

This trip will additionally include an ongoing blog, community connections, and live streaming from Africa for those who wish to share in the experience! Get Connected and Stay Tuned.
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I just wanted to send an update to all of you. I believe that each of you is connected to either China or myself on Facebook. If you are not please do so. We are posting photos of the trip as we move through Ghana. A little over partway through the trip we wanted to reach out and say again how grateful we are that you've gotten her here. By the time we board the plane in a couple weeks we will have seen the entire country except the northern region and have gone into Togo as well. She's been taught my master dancers and drummers, seen the castles, dungeons and many museums. She and I are both going through the Dipo Rites of Passage Ceremony by the Krobo people this weekend, we've been in consult with sacred traditionalists, seen and gifted many, many villages, she's funded a year of a young man's education, deeply gifted the Queen Mother of Dipo and is making plans to bring girls, both of us to bring women here annually. The relationships, experiences, and education are priceless and will be a ripple forward for many years to come in our community and theirs.

We are bringing everyone home a personal gift, and we will be scheduling the private event for all donors the first part of May. We each need to decompress, rest, attend to our families and business upon return, and as things come into grounding and balance you will be notified of that event. Again, thank you for taking this journey with us!

ShannonRae
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We are getting so excited as our time to leave approaches. We are so grateful the support of you, the community, the ancestors and spirit.

We just added a photo of some of the physical items we are taking with us to gift while in Africa. You can read more about just that section up date here. If you know of those who'd like to make a gift donation rather than a financial one, this is a great way to give back to others across the gateway.

GIFTING in AFRICA
As a part of our trip we will be taking one extra suitcase each that will have items to gift while we are in Africa. These will go to school, orphanages, women's and girls organizations, merchants, families and locals. We are also taking donations of these items that can be dropped off at a Foundation downtown, or pick up can be arranged by contacting us directly through Go Fund Me.

We will be taking cell phones (that take sim cards), cameras, electronics and medical items, over the counter medications, school supplies (light in weight), tennis shoes, t-shirts (especially those that are sports related, or have US cities on them), other nice clothes items, feminine products, toys, etc, These items will go to people of all ages.

We are excited to continue sharing photos with you of this journey and trip that we are taking each of you on with us.

Thank you again,
ShannonRae and China Hudson
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Please remember there is another event this weekend, Saturday March 7th, at 7-m CEO Hookah Lounge. There is NO charge for this event, and the performers are some of the best in Las Vegas.

We invite you to come out and celebrate with us before we leave. Bring a friend and enjoy the amazing celebration.

Here is the link to get event details. https://www.facebook.com/events/1554879958104511/

ShannonRae and China Hudson
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4 days and $400 to go in order to hit our first tier goal. Help us get the word out and forward this reminder link to others in the community! It's Push time!
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Judy-Ann Young
37 months ago

Beloved China, I celebrate and support you for the difference you make in the lives of our children.

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$2,750 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 37 months
Created January 16, 2015
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Proud to support this once-in-a-lifetime experience for such unique and wonderful community leaders in Las Vegas.

KH
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Katie & Tom Hunt
36 months ago

Sorry we missed the party! Wishing you safe & successful travels!

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Quint Rahaman
36 months ago

Thanks for the invitation and the great time at your farewell party... I'm sure you'll have a blast in Africa!

VB
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valencia burch
36 months ago

Wishing you all the best China!

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Kim Porter
36 months ago

Wishing you many blessings and safety on your path.

ED
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Elaine Destiny-Bey
36 months ago

"Keep doing what you doing sister." Peace&Love

Judy-Ann Young
37 months ago

Beloved China, I celebrate and support you for the difference you make in the lives of our children.

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