admin by Matthew Harrison | 19 Jan 2022
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A Home for the Children of Lesotho: The Peka Project

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AN EVENING WITH JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY - AND A STELLAR CAST - PERFORMING SCENES FROM HIS WORK IN A VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE PEKA ORPHANAGE!

AN EVENING WITH JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY - AND A STELLAR CAST - PERFORMING SCENES FROM HIS WORK IN A VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE PEKA ORPHANAGE!

About the Peka Project

Beautiful Gate Orphanage is building a working farm, home, and school for children from six to eighteen who remain unadopted and have fallen through the cracks of the broken Lesotho foster system...to offer these children a chance at a flourishing life.

It's called the PEKA PROJECT: 33 acres in north west Lesotho (in southern Africa) where children can love, play and learn in a caring and safe environment.

An Exclusive Live Performance

A stellar cast of ten actors joined the PEKA PROJECT to create a virtual live fundraiser presentation: actors performed scenes from the film and theatre work of John Patrick Shanley - spanning his career. With an audience of over 200 attendees, the event has raised to this point $21,000 and that means the farm has a well, water tank, and a finished fence.

We are now on our way to raising the $100,000 needed to connect the property to the electric grid ...and then we can finally start building and farming. One day - not too far in the future - we will see children running across that property. I can't wait.

Continued Support

Please consider donating to THE PEKA PROJECT: BEAUTIFUL GATE 2 and be a part of creating a flourishing future for the children of Lesotho.
Thank you.

All proceeds go to Beautiful Gate Orphanage: The Peka Project

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Chuck Vidalin on 10th Feb 2022

Will the event be archived so we can watch later? We are going to miss a portion of the live broadcast. Thanks!

matthew@actorsfoundry.com

Hi Chuck: unfortunately we are unable to record and re-broadcast the event for a complication of listening problems with both actors and the writer.

Sorry you may miss some of the event. However, THANK YOU for your contribution to the project. Every registration pushes us closer to opening the home for the children. Thank you.

See you Saturday.

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Donna Pasowysty on 15th Feb 2022

What an amazing group of actors – I thoroughly enjoyed watching every scene. Chuck and I were at the Maple leafs: Canucks game during the zoom viewing and don’t you know I recorded it I holding Chuck’s phone over my iPad and for 20 minutes while I had my earbuds in, I recorded the sound of the hockey game instead of everyone’s scene. At least I got to enjoy it (and my Lizzie) and remember it fondly. Mostly, I’m so pleased to hear amount of donations accrued toward the Peka Project!!

matthew@actorsfoundry.com

That was “licensing” not “listening” …but I was auto corrected!! Thanks, again.

Lizzie Boys

4 months ago

Contributed $100 CAD
Anonymous

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Kimberly Willia...

6 months ago

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Good luck with this great project!
Ben and Jen Imm...

6 months ago

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Thank you for doing good things for people :)
Vanessa Parise

6 months ago

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Thank you for doing this great work!
Mary Ann Buis

6 months ago

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Rosanna Harpest

6 months ago

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Anonymous

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Maggie Thorne

6 months ago

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Jennifer Copping

6 months ago

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I wish i could have seen it but I applaud you guys for doing this !! xo
Dwayne and Andre...

6 months ago

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Love this project - thank you M&M for making this happen!
Jordan Salloum

6 months ago

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Matthew, this is a fantastic cause. I wish you all the best! -Jordan Salloum
Edith Thauvette

6 months ago

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Anonymous

6 months ago


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Anonymous

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Geoffrey Cowper

6 months ago

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Great Project
Karis Clayton

6 months ago

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Jaime Polatynski

6 months ago

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Much continued success to you all for an extraordinary project!
Jaime Polatynski

6 months ago

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Christina Grandt

6 months ago

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Aliyah O

6 months ago

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I guess my previous donation didn
Anonymous

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Jennifer Smythe

6 months ago

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I can’t wait! What a wonderful cause.
Steven Lutz

6 months ago

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JAMILLAH MCDOWELL

6 months ago

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So excited to hear Candice Patton perform.
Jocelyn Siddall

6 months ago

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Jessica Cheeks

6 months ago

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Sam Coughlan

6 months ago

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On with the show!! Xoxo
Robert J Ballantyne

6 months ago

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45 minutes to curtain. \"Break a leg\" folks. Well done to John Patrick Shanley, Matthew Harrison and the whole cast. When can we do this again?
Austin Hebert

6 months ago

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Anonymous

6 months ago


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Linda Hall

6 months ago

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Matthew we are very excited about the work and effort that you have invested into this project and believe that it will be life changing. Mom and Don
Carrie D

6 months ago

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jereen ignatious

6 months ago

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Great initiative! Good luck.
Anonymous

6 months ago


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Anonymous

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Lori Jensen

6 months ago

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Thank you Michael and Lexa!
Anonymous

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Geoff Robinson

6 months ago

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A great cause!
Florencia Bazzano

6 months ago

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Jackee Kasandy

6 months ago

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Lauren Kojis

6 months ago

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Michael Windeler

6 months ago

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Go Team! Let
Anonymous

6 months ago


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Many blessings on this project!
Julia Henderson

6 months ago

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Linda Richards

6 months ago

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Kelly Konno

6 months ago

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Such an amazing gift!
Jolene Cooper

6 months ago

Contributed $100 CAD
Valerie Coleman

6 months ago

Contributed $45 CAD
Best wishes to the children of the orphanage!
Danelene O’Flynn

6 months ago

Contributed $45 CAD
Brad and Lee Berti

6 months ago

Contributed $250 CAD
Holding you up in prayer Brad and Lee
Jeni Redekopp

6 months ago

Contributed $100 CAD
Thank you For this!!
Karebear Wong

6 months ago

Contributed $45 CAD
so thrilled to be watching incredible and versatile artists for a wonderful cause.
Larry Johnston

6 months ago

Contributed $75 CAD
So happy to support such an important program
Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Jimmy Gill

6 months ago

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Anonymous

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Yasmin Ray

6 months ago

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Kristen Eshleman

6 months ago

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Every child deserves a safe & loving home to grow up in.
Lynn Krukowski

6 months ago

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Thankyou Bowen Island Rotary; the dedicated behind the scenes crew, Wayblaze, Mr. Shanley; the acting cast for volunteering for this admirable cause
Gavin Werner

6 months ago

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What a brilliant initiative!
Lizzie Boys

6 months ago

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caro Johnson

6 months ago

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wonderful....
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Tara Wilson

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Kynan Foster

6 months ago

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Wonderful cause! Overjoyed to join you all and watch some amazing writing be performed by admired artists and friends alike.
Ross Patterson

6 months ago

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Kim Smythe

6 months ago

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Thank you for your kind efforts, hard work and beautiful contributions.
Andre Campbell

6 months ago

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Michelle Gallagher

6 months ago

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Thanks for organizing this!
Veronica Blanco

6 months ago

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Dale Willman

6 months ago

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Thomas Muchnedy

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Thomas Muchnedy

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Laurel Bailey

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Nissa Ford

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Stella Lai

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Wendy Harris

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Rob Barrs

6 months ago

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Very happy to support this great initiative
Samuel Braun

6 months ago

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Doug Chalke

6 months ago

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It just takes one person to make a difference in a child
Blake Strukoff

6 months ago

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Thank you! Bless y’all
Alejandra Chavarria

6 months ago

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Thank you for this Project <3
Joy McLaughlan

6 months ago

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I am so happy to see this. I have been involved with Marion Charity in Lesotho since 1982 when I initiated and have assisted women and children since
Rachelle Hay

6 months ago

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Thank you! What a great cause and how wonderful to experience Shanley and these amazing artists!
Bill McNaughton

6 months ago

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Great project!
Diane Moore

6 months ago

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Zoe Ewart

6 months ago

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Caroline Pickard

6 months ago

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Daya Harris

6 months ago

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Thank you for using your gifts to support such an amazing project--children
Jessica Rose

6 months ago

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Tasha Myers

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Justin Cote

6 months ago

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Martin Wilson

6 months ago

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Josh Lockington

6 months ago

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Awesome event and more than worthy cause. So happy to be part of this initiative or the vulnerable children of Lesotho.
Sunghee Lapell

6 months ago

Contributed $100 CAD
Thank you Matthew for this amazing project you share with us. Gratitude!
Ilse van Niekerk

6 months ago

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Great idea, Matthew!
C.J. Wilkins

6 months ago

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Patrick Gallagher

6 months ago

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Elisa McRae

6 months ago

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Cassius Russell

6 months ago

Contributed $250 CAD
My two sisters were loved and cared for at Beautiful Gate. I am so happy to see the orphanage expand to help older children as well.
Adena Friedman

6 months ago

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Sharon Thompson

6 months ago

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F Bryant Shipp

6 months ago

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eric hicks

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Amazing! Can
Scott Dennis

6 months ago

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Art for saving lives...good for you!
Chuck Vidalin

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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Nelou Keramati

6 months ago

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So grateful to have had the opportunity to be involved with this beautiful project! Thank you for raising awareness for the children of Lesotho!
Amandine N

6 months ago

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Wanna thank Candice Patton for participating in this great project and by her presence inspiring me to donate to this lifesaving initiative
Lisa Stewart

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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Anonymous

6 months ago


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This is such a worthy cause! We were at Beautiful Gate a few months ago, the Peka Project will fill a great need. Thank you for doing this.
Alfred Rahn

6 months ago

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Andrea Collins

6 months ago

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Eric Dubon

6 months ago

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I hope that this will help bring joy and love to the Children of Lesotho.
Sheila Tyner

6 months ago

Contributed $250 CAD
This is a fabulous project, continue the good work
Russ Mortensen

6 months ago

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Anonymous

6 months ago


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Thanks for doing this! My kids were adopted from Beautiful Gate and it is an incredible place.
Rosanna Harpest

6 months ago

Contributed $50 CAD
So glad to support such a worthy cause! Thanks for this opportunity!
Helen Taylor

6 months ago

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What a wonderful cause to help so many children.
Aaron Fitzgerald

6 months ago

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Ricci Ackerson

6 months ago

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Anonymous

6 months ago


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Keep up the good work
Donna Pasowysty

6 months ago

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Thank you for the opportunity to support this wonderful \"Peka Project of Lesotho\" toward helping the Beautiful Gate Orphanage - Donna
Rachel Burke

6 months ago

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Linda Predovsky

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Michelle Ellis

6 months ago

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Tian & Tai Boothe

6 months ago

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Pleasure to give support to the cast of The Flash collab in raising funds for children in need.
Sage Brocklebank

6 months ago

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Bawn Campbell

6 months ago

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Looking forward to this event. Is there going to be an opportunity to watch a recording of this afterwards?
Allard and Amand...

6 months ago

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Terry Hayman

6 months ago

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Sam Florin

6 months ago

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I am extremely excited to support this project.
Christopher Bowers

6 months ago

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Amira Bowers wants to help the children and Lexa Doig is awesome.
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6 months ago

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BRENDAN BEISER

6 months ago

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Well done MH!
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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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Tammy Appleton

6 months ago

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What a wonderful project! Thank you for this event to bring attention to the great work being done for the children.
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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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What an amazing opportunity to support a wonderful cause!
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Such a worthy cause!
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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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All the best in your fundraising and looking forward to the performances
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Please accept this contribution to help you achieve your goal to care for others.
Danielle Braund

6 months ago

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Candice Hunter

6 months ago

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Such a wonderful idea and wow two amazing men hosts to boot!!!
Andrea Myers

6 months ago

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Can’t wait to see the cast of the Flash participate in such a great cause.
Jessica Hernandez

6 months ago

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Having been adopted myself I find this amazing! I wish I could do more
Holly & David Graff

6 months ago

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Judi Menard

6 months ago

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So glad for the opportunity to help out this project, these kids… Thank YOU!
Daniel Friedman

6 months ago

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Best of luck Matthew with this project.
Ben Colling

6 months ago

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Thank you for putting this together to bring awareness to such an important cause! Yes, every child matters all over the world.
Aoife O’Sullivan

6 months ago

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amazing project Matthew and Michelle. so much love for this
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6 months ago

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Thank you for this creative way to help others. Wonderful!
Phil Adkins

6 months ago

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So proud of this project. Thanks for allowing us to support you.
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6 months ago

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Thrilled to be part of this excellent idea to help those less fortunate, and to enjoy all the talent. Thank you ALL. Linda
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Thanks for doing this and making it easy to support this project. Looking forward to next Saturday. I´m really excited. Susanne :)
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The Rotary Club of Sechelt is very pleased to contribute once again to this phenomenal project!
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Great project guys! You rock!
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What a great project! Best wishes and good luck for Saturday, 12th Feb. I
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What a wonderful mission - thank you for hosting this~
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I am honored to join in on supporting this project. This is how creatives will change the world for the better.
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6 months ago

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What an incredible idea. Congrats Matthew.
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6 months ago

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Pleased to support.
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6 months ago

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With love & support for this project, all the best with the fundraising. Want to go to event, however, on set that day filming, hopefully can make it.
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6 months ago

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What Art can do.. thank you Matthew for lighting the way, and for the way you support so much.
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Love art and humanity joining for important causes :)
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We love you!
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Great cause!
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A wonderful way to both entertain here and improve lives a world away.
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If this is important to Matthew, then it is important to me.
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7 months ago

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Amazing - Well done on all the collaborative effort!
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love what you guys do :)
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Wonderful project. Can
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7 months ago

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Amazing project! Excited to see Grant!
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7 months ago

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Candice, you
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7 months ago

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Our Names is Loren and Jodi Hollander and The Children are our future and This is a Great Cause.
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Beautiful -pst 2-4 pm
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Robert Harrison

7 months ago

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Great project! Congrats to everyone involved.
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Thank you for this fundraising event that benefits an incredible charity. Also crazy excited to see Candice Patton.
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7 months ago

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You guys rock
Wendy Murray

7 months ago

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Much love goes out to each of you for grabbing hold of this vision for the children of Beautiful Gate
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