Photo-show/Fundraiser Recap

Trip Start Oct 08, 2007
Trip End Dec 16, 2008

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

... AND THE FINAL NUMBER IS... (drums).... $8,500...!!!

Great job everyone!!! For one night only in New York , we have collected enough money to send 34 girls to school for a year. A year is enough to learn to read and to do simple math. Imagine a life with and life without those skills. I am very proud of all of you! Thank you for coming, thank you for bringing your friends and thank you for giving!

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ELSA AND DAVID BRULE!!! Their offer to match all contributions on the night was not only very generous, but also inspired everyone and made it possible to reach this very impressive result!

Last, but not least, thanks to the people who contributed their time and effort to help me put the show together - my friends Scott Shatz, Leland Crane, Ewelina Szymańska, Casey Kelbaugh, and The Three Maria's - M.A., M.B. & M.M. :), and the volunteers from Room to Read - Angie Zorotheos, Jense Thor, Gabe Heafitz, and Denise Stoot.  I was not going to be able to put this together without you guys!


For the people who were not able to attend - not to worry. I have uploaded the featured photos and the slide show. Download the file for best view of the slideshow.

Unfortunately, I did not have the chance to take pictures on the night, so you will have to take my word on it - the venue looked great and the attendance surpassed my most hopeful expectations.


Last Chance!

Since several people enquired if it is too late to buy a print or a calendar - no, it is not. The mounted photos (that are NOT marked SOLD) are available immediately. For re-prints, there will be a bit of a wait. Print size is 40 x 60 cm (14'' x 24''). I will not limit the number of prints, but I don't think I would ever sell more then a few of each. I do commit however, to never sell any of the print photos from the show for my own profit - all will go to Room to Read for girls scholarships.

But wait, there is more! :)

If you make a donation to Room to Read of US$50 (GBP 35) or more, you will get a free calendar and a customized Room to Read card that will be send to anyone of your choosing for the Holidays!
View Calendar at
Donate at

Whatever it is that you want to do - you have to do it by December 15th!!! I am leaving NY on December 16th :(

Please drop me a line or call me if you have any questions or comments, or just want to chat.

Gratefully yours,
Viktoria Orizarska
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gkv on

I love the sights & sounds :)
Glad you made it such a success, Vicky, congrats :))

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