As reported this past weekend , Orphans International, on 9/15/07, held its Grand Finale at the Manhattan Park Theatre on Roosevelt Island. Jim Luce, founder of OI and Roosevelt Island resident, summarized the event on the Orphans International blog. It starts by noting that they surpassed their $10,000 target. It's a great post to read and I invite readers to do so.
Jim notes on his blog post that City Council member Jessica Lappin presented an Official Proclamation from the New York City Council which read:
“Whereas, the Council of the City of New York is proud and pleased to join family, friends and distinguished community members in celebrating the outstanding efforts of Orphans International, and to honor Mr. Jim Luce, whose tireless efforts commitment to the lives of children around the world has been vital to countless lives, and
Whereas we are truly indebted to Orphans International, shoes contribution to the well-being of children is inestimable, we are truly fortunate to have such a dedicated organization in our City, and it is with the deepest gratitude of this legislative body that we acknowledge and applaud its outstanding efforts.”
Congratulations to Jim and to everybody at Orphans International.