Jen Kroll Photography

Haitian School Fundraiser * UpdateFebruary 15, 2010

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First of all, we want to thank you all for the outpouring of love and support regarding our decision to travel to Jimani, DR to build a school for the children of Haitian refugees (in coordination with World Vision)!  We have been simply overwhelmed and so honored to able to be YOUR conduit of generosity.

Our little Gala has caught the attention of Jordan Carson of WOTV’s F4CE of 4 who has been promoting and will be attending!  I’m looking forward to meeting her in person on Tuesday at Stella & Dot’s event, “Passport to Style” Trunk Show!  You can check it out too at JW Marriott’s Mixology at 7pm.  A portion of their proceeds will be donated towards our trip, so be sure to stock up on their incredible jewelry line!

For those of you planning on attending the Fundraising Gala, we’d like to express our appreciation for the people and businesses that are responsible for making the Gala truly extraordinary!

Jodi Bos with In Any Event, LLC; Jenn Ederer of Modern Day Floral; Mike Millenbach with Special Events Rental; Roger Haight of Martha’s Vineyard; Jessica with MI Photobooth; Barb Hoek Sweet Cakes DesignPeter Spickenagel; Lisa Perdue of Aura Skincare & Cosmetics; Ryan Slusarzyk with Amway Grand; The Team at Boxed Water; Marie Catrib’s

We’d also like to thank the incredible group who have donated their time, talent, and products to our silent auction! There truly is something for EVERYONE.  The list is still growing…

Obrien Schridde Designs; MI Photobooth; Peter Spickenagel; Modern Day Floral; Aura Skincare & Cosmetics; Design 1; Amway Grand Hotel; JW Marriott; Refresh Design; J Photography; Marti Denuyl (Quickbooks Training); Red Letter Words; K Bella Designs (Lil’ Sprouts Clothing Co); Chookhenge Farm & Art Studio; Rockstar Imaging; Top Quality Painting; My Sweet Gumdrop; Kelly Braman Photography; Sweet Cakes Design; Jason Aten Photography; Taylor Grey Photography; Gary Fong Inc; Color Incorporated; Lindsey R Smith – Makeup Artist; Stella & Dot by Julie Regan; Rick Hopkins; Gwyneth Paige; Mimosa Events

We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones THIS THURSDAY at 7pm!  If you’re not able to attend, you can still help us get to Jimani by sending a monetary donation or by sending your supplies to: Jen Kroll Photography, 401 Hall Street Southwest, Suite 110, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Fun Fact:  Because of YOUR generosity, our suitcases currently contain 306 bars of soap, 620 tampons, 144 feminine pads, 80 tee-shirts, 44 toothbrushes, 18 tubes of toothpaste, 13 bottles of shampoo, and hundreds of French school & storybooks for every age group (thanks to an international school in Florida that went out of business – shipping separately!)