This is a letter that Jerry's sister Maria in California sent out to our extended family and friends in response to our post about the "Forgotten Boys". Her daughter Jackie is a gifted opera singer studying at the Manhattan School of Music.
I realize this is a difficult time of year for all of you to donate your time and money. However after reading Jerry & Eileen's journal of their trip to Ethiopia, I was compelled to act immediately to try to help the "Forgotten Boys" in the Kolfe Orphanage. We are planning a Concert Dinner Fundraiser for these boys on January 6th at Caffe Opera in Monrovia. Jackie will be performing and hopefully some of her local singer friends will contribute their talent as well. If we fill up the place we can provide all 185 boys new beds and blankets and more. Please help us invite your friends!!! Please read their blog at www.jobsdaughters.blogspot.com for first hand information about Jerry, Eileen's and Ellie's emotional experience when they visited this place. In addition, we are trying to get used soccer gear, uniforms, cleats, shingards, balls, for these boys. The boys range from 12 years of age to 18. I am contacting my local AYSO's to ask for their help. I encourage you to do the same. Please gather the TROOPS! WE NEED YOUR HELP !!