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Photos: Dina and her CCC friends host an event at the HideAway

Dina Fesler & the Children's Culture Connection at the HideAway Children's Culture Connection art at the HideAway Dina Fesler & the Children's Culture Connection at the HideAway Children's Culture Connection at the HideAway
Dina Fesler & her Children’s Culture Connection (CCC) friends held an event during last week’s Art Crawl at the HideAway Coffeehouse & Winebar. In her email alert she wrote:

The artwork of children who have participated in several of CCC’s programs (in India, Haiti, Iraq and the U.S.) will be on display… I will be presenting on our latest programs for Northfield youth, along with middle-school-age youth who have participated in our programs. We will also be holding a raffle for a three-hour limo ride and a David Allen print.

CCC_Passport_2011_flierDina also presented info about their Summer Fundraising Event coming up next Saturday, July 23 from 2-5pm.

See this PDF flyer and the CCC website for more info.

A turn of events for Dina Fesler in Afghanistan

Dina FeslerNorthfielder Dina Fesler, head honcho at Children’s Culture Connection and War Kids Relief, has been in Afghanistan since Nov. 24 to set up operations for a U.S./Afghan Junior Investor Program, traveling and filming with Kelly Kinnunen of NEED Magazine. (More on the WKR blog here.) But life has intervened and she’s now taken on an emergency medical mission.

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Gunnar to walk 1000 miles on ‘A Soldier’s March for Peace’

Gunnar Swanson and Dina FeslerI first met Gunnar Swanson and Dina Fesler of War Kids Relief back in January when they made a presentation at College City Beverage in Dundas. We later hosted them on our Locally Grown podcast/radio show.

They hired me to help them get set up with a WordPress-based website and to think about how social media could be used for the variety of initiatives they were planning. They then began working with Northfield-based Neuger Communications Group who, along with various marketing and communications work, took on the design of the website… now waaaaay cooler than I could have ever done.

Their next big project is A Soldier’s March for Peace (ASM4P) in which Gunnar

wkr-sshot… will march 1000+ miles from Texas to Minnesota, starting July 4, 2009. With the help of kids across the nation, he is raising funds and awareness for programs that help kids who have been traumatized by war to realize new possibilities for their lives.

Gunnar has started posting to the ASM4P blog (subscribe to its RSS feed or email updates).  You can also follow Gunnar on Twitter and on the WKR/ASM4P Facebook page.

During the Taste of Northfield festivities tomorrow, there will be an informal reception at the Archer House from 5:00 – 8:00. People can stop by to meet Dina and Gunnar and other volunteers and hear more about A Soldier’s March for Peace

They’re also hosting a kick-off event on Bridge Square next Thursday afternoon, June 25th, 2-5 PM. More to come on that.

WKR released this video last week.

Podcast: Gunnar Swanson and the War Kids Relief project

Dina Fesler, Gunnar Swanson, Ross Currier, Tracy DavisOur guest this week was Gunnar Swanson, Managing Director of the War Kids Relief project, updating us on their recently completed Young Ambassadors Pilot Program and plans for the future. (See our previous blog posts on the project.)

Click play to listen. 30 minutes. You can also download the MP3 or subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe directly with iTunes.

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