How can I explain to you the passion I see in my friend Susie McGuire for her non-profit organization Conservation Fusion?
Or the amount of work that goes into each project she does?
Or how busy she is??
|Me at coffee catering job. I <3 coffee!!|
Conservation Fusion. All I knew was that this required a lot of work and a lot of grant writing..and very little sleep.
It turns out she has a deep passion for helping the kids in Madagascar learn about conserving their beautiful land as well as their animals. She takes trips out there as often as she can.
She has even helped write books to leave for the children about conservation as well as practices for clean drinking water.
|Students here made this fun game for the Malagasy kids to play in Madagascar.|
The fundraiser for Conservation Fusion this year was at an apartment clubhouse on a little lake and the weather was gorgeous. It was very fitting for the event to say the least.
|Giftcards for sushi, nails, hair, golf, hardware and more were raffled off.|
You can imagine how excited I was when I showed up and was asked to help out with the cupcakes.
The tortoise cupcake had a candy shell already made, so I just had to frost the chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, add pecans for the head, candy eyes, and almonds for each of the feet.
I got back and was able to take some lovely pictures of the silent auction items. I felt pretty important when someone called me the "photographer."
On the back of each picture was a bid number to use at the silent auction. Such a creative idea!
|He got the photo on the lower left.|
Thanks for being such an inspiration Susie!
Please check out her website: Conservation Fusion. It is under construction but still has many details on different projects as well as a place to donate if you choose.
You can also "like" the Conservation Fusion Facebook Page.