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An important Update regarding our 2022 Garden Party

Sanya Station Villagers in Drought
We hope this message finds you well.

Due to unforeseen circumstances and a change in priorities,
we are going to cancel our Garden Party fundraiser for September 10th. If any of you were planning on attending and would like your check returned, please email Kellie (  

We’re incredibly grateful for all of you. Our donors make it possible for us to bring an empowered future to the Maasai. Simply put: we can’t do what we do without you. We so value your support in these challenging times, and we hope you continue to recognize how all our efforts are truly changing the future of this village.

Over the past few weeks, we have received countless emails from our school staff sharing the painful hardships the village is going through. The 12-month-long drought has caused the crops to fail, and this village of herders is watching their animals die in the fields due to a lack of water and grass. On top of all of this, the price of food has nearly tripled.

This is having a harder impact on the women and girls of Sanya Station, with many moms searching for job opportunities to support their families and leaving much of the household work to the girls. 

We have a responsibility to help our community feel safe and confident that our students and staff will continue to receive the financial and academic support they need. This will only be possible with assistance from financial supporters like you.

We are working on sending a 40’ container in the next few months to provide important supplies to wholistically serve our students.
We need your support now more than ever. 

May God continue to bless you and your families.

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OR SEND A check:

Checks can be made payable to

"The O'Brien School for the Maasai"

and mailed to:


527 West Maple Street

Hinsdale, IL 60521

Please note, this address is for DONATIONS only. For all other mail, please e-mail us at for the appropriate address.

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