Epic Change Creates Epic Change

Some days we all need a reminder that miracles are possible – even, perhaps, that we, in all of our beautiful imperfection, possess the unique power to create them. Epic Change, the creator of “Tweetsgiving” (more on that in a later post) filed this report to their supporters on the success in creating a school and support network for Mama Lucy and the children of Tanzania. Here’s what Stacy Monk, Epic Change’s Founder, had to say:

We did it! When we arrived in Tanzania last month, we found a new classroom waiting for the sixth graders who will move on to their final year of primary school next January.  On our final day in Arusha, we opened the school’s first library, built from the gratitude so many shared last November during TweetsGiving.  Nearly 1,000 parents, students and villagers came together to open the building with this simple dedication:

While we were there, we also invested $40,000 USD to build a home that will soon house over 100 children on Mama Lucy’s campus in Moivaro village.  Construction has begun and the home, which will be built from the love so many shared last Mother’s Day during To Mama With Love, is expected to open this year.

In short, we did it. What we set out to achieve with Mama Lucy less than three short years ago – a primary school with seven classrooms, a school bus, a computer lab, library and a place to make sure that every child who attends has a nurturing place to call home – is now a reality.  Over 2,000 people have invested over $150,000 out of love, hope and endless gratitude to make it happen.  While there’s always more to be done, and Mama Lucy already has a secondary school in her sights, we’re confident that her growing tuition income from over 400 students, and the supportive community she’s built in Tanzania and across the world, will make it possible for her to move her vision forward for decades to come.

Stacey Monk

Founder, Epic Change

About Michael Farver

Ex-print media publisher & art/design guru turned passionate social activist; semi-pro chef, writer, photographer, artist, trained handler of championship Dobermans and licensed firearms expert. I split up the hours of my day serving as a spokesperson and advocate for U.S. childhood hunger solutions, as a Dad, as a Husband, and when things get too intense, I travel the country following the latest reincarnation of the Black Crowes. I'm the Immediate Past President of the Board of Florida Impact, the state’s senior legislative public policy advocacy organization, serve on the board of directors of the South Florida Hunger Coalition and Women in Distress of Broward County, am a Trustee and Director of the Farver Foundation, direct a grassroots child hunger nonprofit in South Florida and also lead XS Media Ventures, a multi-media event, promotion, business incubator, new business startup and redevelopment consulting company. I'm into everything from modern art, tiki and pop surrealism to wine collecting to vintage guitars to all things touching, and touched by, technology. For starters.
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