My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for iACT, Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Gabriel Stauring and iACT is inspiring a whole generation of young people to be a voice for the children of Sudan. This is our story.
In March 2015, Dominic saw me watching the movie "The Good Lie" on the plane, and he asked if he could watch it with me. We watched parts of the movie together. We had many discussions about the situation in Sudan.
I told him about Little Ripples Preschool project and iACT, and he decided that he wanted to write a letter to President Obama to ask him how he can help stop the war in Sudan. In his words: "Mommy, it's good to build a preschool for the children in the refugee camps but we need to do more. We need to stop the war in Sudan." He wrote the letter and checked the mail every day for months.
A few weeks later, we were walking down Kalakaua Avenue one evening when he saw a young man playing his cello and collecting money. That's when he got the idea to play his violin and collect money for the children in Sudan.
The first time he played for 90 minutes on Waikiki Beach front (outside the Starbucks on Kalakaua Ave), and he raised $78.70. In the Spring of 2015, he played on the streets of Honolulu and California (he was asked to move from Pier 39 because he didn't have a license!). For our Easter Chapel offering at 'Iolani School, Dominic was able to make an offering of $732 for Little Ripples.
This is how we change the world - one heart at a time. iACT is giving refugee children a chance at life. iACT also gave my child a chance to be a part of their work to change lives. Let's raise a whole generation of children who use their power for good in the world.