Who is the Community Alliance Network??

CAN came to life in 2009 when we visited a Western Province of Kenya. We experienced first-hand the impact of a devastating drought in Kenya; a situation that is only likely to worsen. During our travels we had the opportunity to meet some exemplary and visionary community leaders - Joyce Oneko, Betty Lubanga and Benter Odhiambo - founders of Mama na Dada, ICODEI and Kanyala Little Stars Academy. They have achieved incredible feats with very limited resources. It is no exaggeration to say their impact on the communities in which they live have been life altering.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Results of the Silent Auction are in!!!!

I want to thank everyone that came out to the Community Alliance Network's silent auction fundraiser last Saturday night. The event was a huge success and we raised $1700.00 to go towards aiding several sustainable projects in Kenya. The money raised will be used in implementing rain water harvesting systems, feeding programs, medical care, children's education, and women's empowerment programs among others.

The results of the silent auction are as follows:

Womb Dancer: LaTasha Chante Gray

Life: Latasha Chante Gray

At the Market: Darnese Oliveri

Jamaa (Family): Santiago Perez

Masaai on Parade: Jeff Johnson

Masaai on Parade II: Andrew Calloway

Women Drumming: Elisa Orme

Shore Life: Kassidy Loy

Congratulations to Liz Cramer who won the raffle piece: Woman.

Lastly, I want to give a special thank you to Ms. Anna Graizbord for all the time she devoted to promoting and helping organize the event, a large part of its success was due to her. Additionally, I want to thank Mr. Edward Orato as well. He is an incredibly gifted artist and it has been a pleasure promoting his work.

On behalf of the Community Alliance Network, Thank you all!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Silent Auction: Let the bidding begin!!

For those of you who do not live in the New York City area you can bid for one of Edward Orato's pieces online. I am posting 5 of Edwards pieces below, and you can post your bid in a response to this post, or send your bid directly to me. All of the paintings that will be featured in the Rooftop Bid and Booze for Kenya are below, each with a corresponding minimum bid price and size dimensions. My e-mail address is: kassidyhannah@gmail.com. At the end of the auction, July 20th, 2010 you will be contacted by e-mail, and informed if your bid won the piece.


Kisumu Shore
7 inches x 7 inches
Starting Bid: $30.00


7 inches x 7 inches
Starting Bid: $30.00


Women Drumming
15 inches x 23 inches
Starting Bid: $87.00


At the Market
14 inches x 20 inches
Starting Bid: $87.00


Jamaa (Family)
28 inches x 36 inches
Starting Bid: $126.00

Monday, May 3, 2010

Rooftop Bid and Booze for Kenya

The Community Alliance Network is hosting a silent auction featuring independent artist Edward Orato. He is a visual artist in painting and mixed media. Edward is based out of Kisumu and his work has been featured in several exhibitions in both Europe and Kenya. The silent auction will feature 5 of his pieces, each with a minimum bid price. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Community Alliance Network Charity in further support of the Grassroots Organizations they support in Kenya. To learn more about the current projects of CAN, or its mission and vision visit our website at www.theworldcan.org.