University students in Oahu decided to do an awareness concert in support of the Orphan Myth messaging to help the people of Hawaii learn about the best ways to help vulnerable children. They brought 1,700 people out to a Christmas concert and ran a week long campaign which encouraged participants to do service leading up to the event. They raised thousands of dollars and a free car for foster families and children who have aged out of the foster care system.
WHERE: Polynesian Culturan Center in Laie, Hi
WHEN: Dec 7th, 2021
UNGA Gathering in NYC
iHeart Radio's Xen Sams decided to host a gathering with hundreds of influential people in NYC during the weekend of the United Nations General Assembly meeting. Grandson of Nelson Mandela (Kweku Mandela) came and spoke about the importance of caring for children who need families with family based solutions.
WHERE: Fryers Club in NYC
WHEN: Sep 24th, 2021
Q Conference - Nashville
We were hosted on the main stage of the equivalent of TED Talk for Christians known as the Q Conference. Most of the Christian faith sector feels called to care for widows and orphans—but what do we get wrong about the global orphan care crisis? Lindsay Hadley from Orphan Myth and Elli Oswald of Faith to Action shared about the three myths that are too often believed when it comes to the reality of vulnerable children both in the U.S. and around the world.
WHERE: Nashville, TN
WHEN: Apr 28th & 29th, 2021