I am absolutely delighted to announce that through our “Photoshop Guys Guitar Raffle” you guys raised more than the $2,000 needed to get both of the vans back in working order for the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. How cool is that!!!!

The raffle ticket sales were $1,575, plus our Spiderlite friends at FJ Wescott & Company donated $100 toward the repair, and my wonderful friend and fellow photographer Janine kicked in $500 to take us over the top, raising a total of $2,175 for the Orphanage.

Now, it’s time to reveal our winner for the autographed guitar. The winner, picked at random from all the raffle ticket holders, is:

Marty Ginter of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Congrats to Marty (we’ll be shipping you the guitar soon!).

My heartfelt thanks to everyone who kicked in and bought a raffle ticket, and even though you may not have won the guitar, you won because by buying that ticket you helped orphaned kids on the other side of the world who were counting on you to be there for them….and you were. :)

I’m continually amazed and proud of the people who read this blog, and who over these past few years, through their boundless generosity, have helped transform an empty plot of land in Nakuru, Kenya, into a place which every single day provides food, education, hugs, love, and puts a roof over the heads of some truly wonderful (and totally adorable) young children. Ya did good, gang!