Monday, November 22, 2010

Art Fundraiser


From December 1st through
December 10th, FEESA and
CardboardSpaceship will be
having an art fundraiser on
E-Bay. Simply go to E-Bay and
type in FEESA and the complete auction will come up. There will
be over 100 pieces by over 50 artists. Just in time for Christmas!
Thanks for checking it out! (click on image to see artists)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Video

Hello all,

FEESA has a new video that talks about the conditions in
Kayamandi and the food program that FEESA provides.
Dianne Griffin(diannegriffin.com) graciously donated her
valuable time to help edit the video that was taken by
Anna Telford(butterflyfilms.co.za) who also donated her
valuable time to shoot. Thank you both so much! hope
you enjoy the short.
http://vimeo.com/15942245
you can also view it at feedsouthafrica.org

Monday, August 16, 2010

Art Show in December

Some exciting news lately for FEESA (feedsouthafrica.org).
Several artist expressed interest in joining up with
CardboardSpaceshipToys in December to help raise funds
to get back to Africa to help feed Kayamandi! It will be on
cardboardspacehip.net. Stay tuned for a list of artist to
come, auction will be in the beginning of December. Also
thanks to Sean U. for putting together this short clip that
talks about some of the difficulties of daily life in
Kayamandi. Check out this link on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODmI_Jbhut0

Monday, March 1, 2010

a few of the women who helped cook




these are three of the women who helped cook the meals for the all of the children. another woman, lily, helped me get the program together. they all know it may take a while for me to get back to africa but are anxious to get back to work feeding more children.

i have been referred to a lawyer to help me get my 501 c3 but it is a process that takes some time. also, still working on getting my video together which should be ready in a couple weeks. so, check back to check it out... thanks for following!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

outside the church

video
many of the older kids would eat outside the
church so the really young ones could eat inside.
also, a lot of kids would take their meals home.
i'm sure many had to share with the rest of
their family.

back in the U.S.














here are some final pics from S.A. It was tough to leave there
is much need there. anxious to get non-profit status and get
back to Kayamandi, but it's going to take a few months...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

local facilities














the above picture is a local kindergarten where the woman
gets paid about $150- per month to take care of 6 kids. they
have no books and, i have never seen any toys, but she
says she has a few.
the church, to the left, it is about 20'x30' no lights, no
electricity, no running water, just walls and dirt. the older
kids eat outside because there is not enough room for them
inside.

thousands of new homes











every single shanty in this area (where we have been
feeding the kids) has been built in the past 3 years. they
are all built illegally so the government does not recognize
them and therefore they are left out of the government
assistance programs.

Pollution











Every person in the area gets their water from a faucet
in the area. then, they take it home on their heads and use
it for cooking, cleaning, washing, and everything else we use
water for. when they are done, they dump it out. it, along with
trash collects in these low areas. i assume they are cleaned
out when it rains but it hasn't rained since i've been here...

mom spent all the money on the sweater....














but at least he's warm up top!

Friday, February 5, 2010

This Week...

Well, we fed over 500 kids this week and they
were all happy kids with full bellies! Anna (a
documentary filmmaker) came in on Monday,
with some help from her friend Tamer, and
they got some great footage! thanks!

More pics to come soon...

Monday is the last day. I'm going to buy extra
food and try to feed 300 kids bringing us up
to about 1,300 kids and giving temporary jobs
to 4 single moms who were extremely grateful
for the work.

Special thanks to sissy and cardboardspaceship.net
for the donations! they loved the shoes and the
shirts! and, a quick shout out to the p's, without
them, this would not have been possible!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

church overflow...

more great news! thanks to a friend of a friend of a friend of
sean's, there is a documentary film maker coming in on
monday to shoot the project. as you can see below, my film
making skills aren't quite pro-level.
video

more full bellies





Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Thanks everyone!

thanks so much for the kind words of encouragement!
wednesday went well. we fed over 150 kids. we decided to
give out as many meal tickets just in case the word got out.
we haven't had to turn away any kids yet, but it's not
something we look forward to.... the mom's are working
hard but appreciate the work.

wednesdays kids






Tuesday, January 26, 2010

over 200 kids fed on monday...

hey all, thanks to the help from 5 women in the township,
we fed over 200 kids on monday in a small church in
Khayamandi. many of the kids got to take home some
leftovers as well. sorry for the crude video, but we are
doing it again on wednesday and thursday so i will
try to give you more video then. the need here is
great. all the kids were awesome and really happy. thanks
for checking in!

a few pictures/short video









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video

Saturday, January 23, 2010

i made it...

in south africa and have everything set up to go. changed my plan
of attack a bit. instead of going into the schools and giving meal
tickets to the teachers to hand out, i have targeted an area in the
township where many of the kids don't go to school mainly
because they can't afford uniforms/shoes. malnutrition is a
much bigger problem in this area as well. i have hired 5 sinlge
women to help me with the task and we are going to serve the
meals in a small church(a big metal shanty). all of the women are
very poor and very excited to make a few extra dollars($14 each).
we are starting on monday night so i will try to have some pictures
and/or video up on tuesday providing i don't run into any technical
difficulties. thanks for following! you are an elite group at this point...