My friend Becky Sherman is the co-founder and director of the Afghan Child Project–a non-profit that seeks to improve the lives of Afghan children and their families. Becky’s husband Will works as a pilot in Afghanistan and on his own time he spends hundreds of hours helping install solar powered lights for medical clinics, collecting and delivering books to women’s education centers, providing medical supplies to hospitals, and building schools for children.
On Thursday, June 16th, The Hearth: Real Stories by Regular Folks will host a storytelling event to raise funds and awareness for the Afghan Child Project. The theme is “Tales from Childhood” and I’ve found six people from Southern Oregon to share riveting tales from their own childhoods. The event takes place from 7 to 9pm at 717 Siskiyou blvd (the grey UCC church) in Ashland. The line-up is outstanding with international fiddler Kevin Carr, Co-Founder of the Afghan Child Project Becky Sherman, theater teacher Jim Martin, nationally known journalist Jennifer Margulis, Rightwork consultant Skip Andrew, and poet/community activist Joyce Hailicka. The event will be hosted by Mark Yaconelli with music by Wendi Stanek, Kevin Carr, Duane Whitcomb and friends. The cost is $5 and all proceeds from the event will go to the Afghan Child Project. If you’re in the area show up early, it will be a full house.