An Extraordinary Couple Comes to Ridgewood

ridgewood woman's club find me unafraidHere’s your chance to meet an extraordinary couple. They’ve been interviewed by Nicolas Kristoff, Larry King and Chritane Amanpour and are visiting from Kenya to discuss the schools they have built in the Kenyan slum of Kibera. Gloria Steinem their book as giving “the greatest gift of all: hope.” On Thursday, November 17, you will have an opportunity to meet Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner and hear their remarkable story of their love and journey. With their foundation, Shining Hope for Communities, they are on a mission to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor of Kenya. Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) combats gender inequality and extreme poverty in urban slums by linking tuition free schools for girls to holistic social services for all.

find me unafraidDoors open at 6:30pm. Meet and Greet begins at 7pm. Tickets are $50 and include a signed copy of their book, Find Me Unafraid. Proceeds benefit The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood. There will be refreshments served and a cash bar.

The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, 215 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450. (201) 444-5705


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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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