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THE LITTLEST LAMB-PAIGN

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Considering the tough economic times that we are all currently facing, The Littlest Lamb would like to ask for just a little bit of your help. We are offering the option to donate as little as one dollar per month ($12 a year!) to allow supporters of all ages and incomes to partake in this unique orphanage project. The procedure is simple and automatic, with no additional fees.

Click Here and make your first donation today!

Our goal this year is to sign up 5,000 people for online monthly credit card donations, starting with donations as low as $1 per month. Think about that...one dollar per month. That's less than 3.3 cents a day!

You may be thinking, "How can only $1 a month make a difference?" If one person were doing it on their own, that would be a concern. But if thousands stand with us and give just a bit, that little won't be so little any more and will go a long way towards making this dream a reality. We know it's an ambitious goal, but we believe we can achieve it with your help. With that in mind, know that no monetary contribution is too small (or too great, for that matter!) for the lambs.


Please feel free to share and pass the word along to your families, friends, and co-workers. Parents, encourage your children to initiate the campaign amongst their peers so that they are encouraged to learn and appreciate the importance of charity and making a difference at an early age. It is never the wrong time to get involved!


Please Note: Your contribution is fully tax-deductable in the U.S., as the Littlest Lamb is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. You will receive a tax statement.

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Our Mission Statement

The Littlest Lamb is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe, loving and supportive home for children who have lost one or both parents. Caring for the needs of the children during their formative and adolescent years is our priority. This is achieved through a comprehensive program designed to meet the needs of the children on many levels, including:

• a clean, well-equipped home

• well-balanced nutrition

• physical & emotional well-being

• fostering spiritual growth guided by Christian principles

• standard education & life skills

• child/youth centered environment where children can engage in physical activity and creative projects

The site is located just outside of Cairo, in Ahmed Orabi, within close proximity to schools, hospitals and recreation facilities. Our family, like other families, works to ensure that our children have everything they need to reach their full potential and grow to become self-sufficient adults living productive and fulfilling lives with families of their own.



How is the Littlest Lamb Unique?

• 9 acres of land, giving the children enough room to run and play, as children are meant to.

• A family style environment

• Focus on giving them a good education through University level in order to break the cycle of poverty.

• Long range goal of the children becoming contributing members of Egyptian society and leaders of the next generation.

• While they will be trained and supervised using U.S. standards, the Home will be run by Egyptians, for Egyptians.



Architectural Drawings



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Prelimenary architectural drawings for the Littlest Lamb Home in Ahmad Oraby. Thanks to our architect, Mr. Maher Andrewis, for donating his time and his hard work.


The Land in Ahmad Oraby




The 9 acres of land in Ahmad Oraby, just outside of Cairo, Egypt.


New Phone Number

We have a new phone number: (845) 418-LAMB




THE LITTLEST LAMB TURNS FIVE!
Come to our Cinco De Mayo Party on May 5th, 2012
At Casa La Femme 140 Charles Street NYC
From 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
$150/Ticket 
ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK
REGISTER HERE


Pig Roast Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy our fabulous Pig Roast on September 24th! The food was delicious and a good time was had by all. The best part? We raised over $4,000 to support our new Computer Training Program! We couldn't have done it without you!



It's Our First Ever....Pig Roast!! 


Save the date, friends! Saturday, September 24th is Lamby's First Ever Pig Roast!
Join us for this fun event to benefit our new Computer Literacy Training Program! 
Please join us for a  special pig roast, featuring the outstanding cooking skills of our good friend and supporter Tamer Zakhary!  Join us for an afternoon of amazing food, drinks and lots of fun for the whole family!

When:  Saturday, September 24 at 2 pm

Rain date: Sunday, September 25 at 2 pm

Where: 26 Mount Holly Drive, Rye, NY

Suggested donation: $50 for all you can eat pig and other food

All proceeds from this special event will go towards our new Computer Literacy Training Program,which will bring computers and training to orphanages and youth centers.  At The Littlest Lamb, we believe in the power of education as a tool to break the cycle of poverty. We also know that in today's world, everyone needs a knowledge of computers in order to get ahead. That's why we've developed this program to bring computer training to kids who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity. 

And we've told you before but we're so excited about it, we'll tell you again: Construction of The Littlest Lamb Orphanage has resumed and is back in full force!  

So come support the orphanage and our new Computer Literacy Training Program, and enjoy great food with great friends! We hope you can join us for this exciting event!

To register, click here.  

Thank you, and hope to see you there!

Lamby Says: Save the Date!

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Mark your calendars! The Littlest Lamb's Fifth Annual Gala is coming soon!

Tuesday, November 22nd
7:00 pm
The Manhattan Penthouse
New York City

Barbecue for the Lambs! August 28, 2011

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Summer is in full swing and that means it's barbecue time! Join us on Sunday, August 28 at 1:00pm in beautiful Eisenhower Park on Long Island for an afternoon of food, friendship and fun. We'll provide plenty of delicious food and refreshing drinks, along with fun and games. Bring your footballs, soccer balls, frisbees and anything else you can think of for outdoor fun! This is one event with something for everyone so bring the whole family and head over! For more information or to register for this awesome event, click here. We hope to see you there!

Homemade Cookies for Sale!

Looking for a wonderful, unique gift while doing everything you can to support The Littlest Lamb? Order a homemade cookie basket! Delicious, beautiful cookies are available to purchase. Perfect for hostess gifts, holiday gifts, birthday gifts and more. We are proud that our generous baker will be giving every penny you pay directly to The Littlest Lamb! Shipping available anywhere in the U.S. Details and online ordering coming soon! For more information or to order, email us at info@littlestlamb.org.

The Littlest Lamb Second Annual Golf Classic with Guest of Honor Allan Houston!

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Join us on Monday, July 18th at the renowned Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, New York for our Second Annual Golf Classic, presented by Perella Weinberg Partners! Great food, a gorgeous course, incredible prizes and this year's Guest of Honor, the legendary Allan Houston of New York Knicks fame all add up to a day you won't want to miss!


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Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Get your company's name out there while doing good for The Lambs. Contact us at info@littlestlamb.org to learn how you can support us.

Click here to register now! See you on the course!

Don't Miss This Exciting Event!

Lamby wants to know: What are you doing on April 27th?
Join us for our Second Annual Entertainment Night at the fabulous Casa La Femme in New York City! Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while trying your luck at the tables. Grab a few friends and make it a great night out!

Wednesday, April 27 2011
Reception begins at 7pm
Tables open at 8pm

*Register by April 10 and enjoy earlybird pricing!


Casa La Femme
140 Charles Street in New York City

Click here to register now!

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Revolution in Egypt

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Since the uprising in Egypt first began on January 25th, we have all witnessed history unfold before our eyes. What began with a small gathering of people with a vision of freedom has culminated 18 days later in President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. Even Lamby managed to make his way to Tahrir Square!

As we and the rest of the world wait to see what comes next, we wish first and foremost for ongoing freedom, peace and prosperity for Egypt and her people.



Other News

Littlest Lamb's Statement on Terrorist Attack in Alexandria, Egypt

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A few weeks ago, we wrote to you about five things we are most proud of as an organization. On that list was Commitment: our ongoing and unwavering commitment to the children who will one day call The Littlest Lamb Orphanage home. A major part of our commitment to the children is to teach them interfaith tolerance to break the cycle of hatred. Through recreational programs including sports and facilitated workshops, we aim to teach the children that they can live in peace with people from other religions and backgrounds, and even call them friends. In the wake of the violence that rocked Saints Church in Alexandria on New Years Day, leaving 21 dead and nearly 100 injured, our commitment is stronger than ever.

While most of us are thousands of miles away from the violence, we all feel the hurt and pain it has caused. We send our heartfelt condolences to one of our Board members who lost a nephew in this tragedy.

We hope you will join us in renewing and strengthening your commitment as you keep the victims of this senseless act of violence and their families in your heart and your prayers.

As we mourn the loss of our brothers and sisters in Egypt, we wish for peace for all the children of the world. Everyone deserves a place to pray in safety; to feel love instead of fear; acceptance instead of intolerance.

"The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace." Psalm 29:11

Inaugural Golf Classic with Guest of Honor Mike Breen!

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Perella Weinberg Partners sponsored the Inaugural Golf Classic at the renowned Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, New York on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. 70 golfers and an additional 30 dinner guests attended our inaugural event with our guest of honor and emcee, NBA sports announcer, Mike Breen.

Click here for more photos from the event.

I Love Lamby Worldwide Photo Contest

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We'll send you a lamb. You hold a lamb photoshoot.
Most creative photo WINS!

1 winner each week (16 in total) get I love lamb T-shirts

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1 final winner gets 2 free tickets to our Annual Gala at the Battery Gardens in New York City (worth $1,000) and recognition as the world's top Lamb photographer.

The final exhibit will be presented at the Gala and will become part of the orphanage in Egypt! Leave your Legacy!

Click here to see where Lamby's been

*$5 for a lamb, $5 per entry - donate by check or credit card at www.thelittlestlamb.org, write "photocontest" in the n

Third Annual Gala raises over $275,000!

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On November 21, 2009, around 200 Littlest Lamb supporters enjoyed a fabulous evening at the Battery Gardens in downtown Manhattan. We were graced with two live bands, 4 ambassadors, and New York Knicks legend Walt 'Clyde' Frazier - who surprised us all and auctioned off 2 tickets to the Knicks vs Lakers preceded by a private dinner with the Legend himself! All in all a very successful evening, raising $200,000 which will go DIRECTLY into the building of the orphanage in Egypt. Thanks to all our supporters, who never fail to amaze us with your kindness and generosity!

Click here for photos of the event.
Photos courtesy of Steve Freihon www.stevefreihon.com

Run for the Lambs Raises over $15,000 for Orphanage!

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On September 26, 2009, Nader completed his marathon run for the lambs in 4 hours and 5 minutes, just 5 minutes shy of his 4 hour goal. The run raised over $17,000 for the construction of the Littlest Lamb Orphanage!
Thanks to those that donated, to the faithful who trekked out to the Hamptons on a brisk fall morning, and to Nader for running his first marathon for the Lambs!

A Visit from the Sharm British School

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On June 19, 2009 three students, two parents, and a headmaster flew from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo to visit the site of the Littlest Lamb Orphanage. There, the children planted a tree on the land and imprinted foundation stones with their handprints. The children and staff at Sharm British School have been fund raising for the Orphanage throughout the year, and were thrilled to make their first monetary and symbolic contribution. We at the Littlest Lamb are extremely grateful to the School, children, parents and staff for their involvement and support of our Orphanage, and we look forward to continuing our work together!

CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES OF THE EVENT

Two Recent Events -- Success and Success

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On May 9, 2009 Jacqueline Marie Kamel, Karim Riskallah and Mina Mekhail took to the stage and played a concert in Toronto, Canada to raise funds and awareness for the Littlest Lamb. This was the first Littlest Lamb event outside of the USA, and it was a huge success. Special thanks to Coffee Culture in Burlington, Ontario for hosting the event and for their generous contributions. We look forward to more events up north!


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And further south, Casa la Femme in New York City played host to over 100 supporters on May 19, 2009 for an extremely enjoyable and successful fund raising event. Thanks to all those that came out and helping us raise around $15,000 for the building of the orphanage! Hope to see you at our next event.

Pele to Littlest Lamb: I am part of your team

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November 25, 2008
New York City, NY

“Tonight, you are all here because you opened your hearts for the kids” said Pelé at the Littlest Lamb’s 2nd annual Gala. The night, at the scenic Battery Gardens in Manhattan, was truly magical. The Littlest Lamb, not yet 3 years old, played host to a fundraising gala with legendary soccer star and humanitarian, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé. He was being honored for the essential role he has played over the years both as an athlete and a philanthropist, and particularly for his dedication to issues of poverty, children and youth. Pelé was presented with an award for the countless charitable contributions he has made to society, and responded with a heartfelt speech, expressing his gratitude for being welcomed at the benefit, and excitement to be part of the Littlest Lamb team. He told us that only God knows why things happen, and God is the reason Pelé and the Littlest Lamb are now working together. Also in attendance was Ambassador Hossain Mubarak, the Egyptian Consul General to New York, who made a passionate speech in support of the Littlest Lamb. The evening was a huge success to say the least, raising over $225,000 to build the orphanage. Beyond the funds raised was the welcomed opportunity we had to connect with our donors and supporters and not only update them on our progress, but also to enjoy an evening of fine dining and entertainment. As Pelé told us, “We are going to score a goal when we inaugurate the orphanage in Egypt!”

Perimeter Wall Nearing Completion

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January 18, 2009
Cairo, Egypt

The Ground Has Been Broken!

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October 22, 2008 - Cairo
They have began digging for the perimeter wall of the orphanage! Stay tuned for more pictures and updates!

Littlest Lamb Evening at Empire Hotel in NYC

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On Sunday evening, September 28, over 100 Littlest Lamb supporters gathered at the rooftop of the Empire Hotel in New York City. Thank you for helping us raise over $20,000 and raising awareness of our cause. See you at the next event!

Final Architectural Drawings Approved!

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On August 18, 2008, the board met with Architect Maher Andrawis and signed off on their approval for the final plans of the orphanage. We are on our way!

BBQ in the Park!

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Sunday August 3rd turned out to be the perfect day to host a barbeque for The Littlest Lamb at Eisenhower Park in Long Island. People of all ages attended, and enjoyed the food, music, and activities. The chili cook off competition was fierce, but Rose Megalaa and Emad Riad were tied for the top honor.




The winners of the flag football tournament were: Daniel Roufail, Andrew Moawad, Danny Aknouk, Mark Saweris, Johnny Marcos, and Joey Eltahawy. They were awarded tickets to the November 2008 gala. Thank you to all who attended and made this another great fund raising event. We look forward to our future events to support our cause to build a house and home for Egypt's most impoverished orphans.

Mason Runs the Marathon for the Littlest Lamb!

On a cloudy, brisk Sunday morning, May 4th, 2008, Peter "Mason" Tadros ran the Long Island Marathon in an impressive time of 3 hours and 6 minutes, finishing in the top 15. He sported the red mohawk as decided by the donors. All in all, he raised over $10,000 for the Littlest Lamb Orphanage.

Click here for the story!

Thank you, Pete. You're our hero.



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Nader Abadir Runs the Hook Mountain Half Marathon for the Littlest Lamb!

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On April 12, 2008, Nader Abadir of Mahwah, NJ ran the Hook Mountain Half Marathon to raise awareness and funds for the Littlest Lamb! He finished in just under 2:15. Thanks to Nader for his efforts.

Think you can do something similar? Contact us and let us know!

First Annual Party with a Purpose/Superbowl Fundraiser

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Thank you to everyone for making the 1st Annual Play with a Purpose/Superbowl Party a HUGE success. It was a great evening, with around 200 people in attendance!
Not only did you help us raise some necessary funds to get the building underway, but you also helped us get the word out and raised awareness.
Thanks especially to Bishop Angaelos from the UK who came out to New York to be with us on this day. We appreciate his support of our cause and his words of support towards the Littlest Lamb.
Check out our pictures in our photos section, and see you at our next event!

First Annual Gala a huge success!

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Thanks to everyone for making the Gala a huge success! You helped us make over $100,000 in one evening! Over 150 guests spent the evening at the beautiful Battery Gardens while helping the Littlest Lamb raise money to build the orphanage. Check out our photos page for pictures. And see you next year!

Tax Exempt

The Littlest Lamb is now a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization!
All your donations are tax deductible.
Our tax exempt # is 30-0424799
Thank you!

First Fundraiser

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Thanks to everyone for making the Littlest Lamb's first fund raiser a HUGE success!

check out the pictures at:

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Stay tuned for our next event!

Also, check out our new online store to purchase a t-shirt. All proceeds go towards building the orphanage in Egypt.


Dear Friend,

Over the past several years, every visit to the orphanages in Egypt left us depressed, heartbroken and angered; depressed and heartbroken at the situation these poor children are finding themselves in, and angered at the way they are forced to live. As if being parentless was not enough, these poor young children live in homes broken both structurally and emotionally. On every level, from the most basic understanding of humanity to the deepest fibers of our souls, it became impossible for us to accept this as the way things are and we refused to turn our backs on the situation. These thoughts finally led to the formation of “The Littlest Lamb” - an organization who’s foremost function is to build an orphanage that will serve not only as a home providing for children in need, but as a model to other orphanages in Cairo. We are happy to say that the Littlest Lamb obtained its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS in September, 2007.

We have purchased a 9 acre parcel of land in an area called "Ahmed Oraby", just 20 minutes outside of Cairo. After several visits to this area and extensive discussions with experts from His Holiness Pope Shenouda III to architects and urban planners, we find it perfect for our vision. With a close proximity to good schools and good hospitals, the land is vast and will allow us the freedom to build a large orphanage, with the potential for expansion. We firmly believe that in order for these children to achieve their maximum potential, they should not have to grow up in an impoverished area and attend poor schools that would leave them with little to no opportunity as they reach adulthood. It is time to break the cycle of poverty for these children.

We will provide orphaned children with a beautiful home in a nice area on a large enough property so they can spend time outdoors and play like children are meant to play. It will be professionally run and be the kind of environment that would foster and encourage love, education, and respect for themselves and others. It will bring out the best they have to offer and will turn them into the kind of adults that give back to their community and make the world around them a better place, ready to provide for others.

As wonderful a concept as this is, the Littlest Lamb Orphanage won't build itself. In order for this dream to come true, we earnestly need your help for the first phase of this project. Any contribution you can put towards this great cause would be truly appreciated. Checks should be made payable to “The Littlest Lamb”. And remember, no donation is too small.

We know how busy you must be and thank you for your time. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

The Founders of The Littlest Lamb