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Raise 27
Thank you to all who supported this project!

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Josh said:

"We got in a van and went to Soweto. Which is very much in the ghetto of South Africa. I was nervous in the van just because I didn't know... I didn't know what to expect. I didn't, I didn't want my emotions to get the best of me. I knew I was going to be seeing a lot of kids and... But the thing that was most inspiring to all of us when we got out of the van (was) they were singing and they were just... the positive energy that exuded from these children, the faces of these kids and the willingness that they had to take everything that was given to them and use it to the best advantage, for their future, for the future of Africa. It kind of lit a fire under me. And it made me realize, in a positive way, that when it comes to things like hunger and shelter and education and that kind of thing, a little bit goes such a long way. And so I just said, okay, well I'm going to do as much as I can to raise as much awareness and raise as much money as humanly possible... I mean, we're all so fortunate and so lucky to be in the positions that we're in. And when you have that kind of, when you have that kind of situation and when you've had a bit of success in that platform, it's our duty to discuss and to help the kind of the universal things that everybody realizes need to be helped. You know we're all in it together. You know, it's a great thing where everybody's singing music, I think, that represents the common humanity that everybody shares in this world. And so, I've been very inspired by the work that my fans have done...And so we're going to have a good time and raise as much as possible"

A great Josh interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJpesyEGl8o (8:43-8:58-sweetest 'awwww' moment )

Only Josh can say it in this way!!

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The goal is simple, which is to raise $27,000 by Feb. 27, 2008, which will be donated to JGF in honor of Josh's 27th birthday! All the funds raised by this project will be used specifically to help the children of Siyawela (formerly Zamimpilo).
http://www.grobanitesforcharity.org/zamimpilokids/

I thought today I would share this story I heard as I think it is so appropriate to what we are all doing here with Raise 27.

The Farmer (a wee meaningful story):

" There was a farmer in Nebraska. He had a barn that weighed about 17,000 pounds. It was under water and needed to be placed on a new foundation. The foundation was about 150 feet away up on this higher incline. So his son came together and created this lattice work of steel tubing and he nailed it and welded it on the inside and outside. Put handles all the way around the exterior. And this farmer called all his friends and asked them to bring friends and 344 people showed up and in 3 minutes they picked up this barn and walked it 150 feet and placed it on it's new foundation. Each person carrying 50 pounds."

Tell me how much all of us working together can carry when we all grab a handle. But first, this cause, these children of Siyawela have to have a handle on you.

So c'mon ... let's all grab a handle! We are so much better working together on this!
We can all help to Raise 27!

Everyone is helping. We are ALL part of it. And I believe your light will so shine that an entire world will see it's compassion and mercy. I KNOW it will see, has already seen, everyone's peace, patience, joy, goodness, kindness and faithfulness. An abundance and diversity of gifts expressing themselves for the common good. Wonderful and caring people like you, Josh, his family and everyone here who are helping!

My love. My Gratitude. Cindy

Commemorative Video made with love by Colleen:
With Love to Josh
Raise 27



GRAND TOTAL RAISE 27
$44,227 (Wild huh? Josh's birthday 2-27)
Amazing! What we can accomplish when we give with love!
Thank you to everyone who supported this in any way with your loving, giving hearts!
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The Groban Family: Chris, Jack, Josh and Lindy.
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    Dearheart

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    02/24/10

    Leaving a kudo for you!


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    Caruso 2702

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    02/26/09

    Hi Cindy...just wanted to say hi, and tell you that iam thinking about you, and that i hope you are doing well. Sorry we dont get to talk much, but you are always in my heart and in my mind.
    Take care dear friend, and may God bless you and keep you safe.
    Love and Hugs
    Ana

    02/27/09

    Reply from Cingris:

    Ana!

    I am SO happy to hear form you! So very happy. A bit overwhelmed with emotion tonight. Donations for this last night are pouring in. Grobanites are amazing and beautiful. Please stay in touch. I love hearing from you. I hope you are well and happy dear Ana!

    Love,
    Cin
    xo
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    mainepatty

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    01/07/09

    Just stopping by all my 'friends' to say have a great new year full of joy, peace and lots of Josh music.

    Patty


    01/07/09

    Reply from Cingris:

    Hi Patty!

    Thanks for stopping to say hi. Happy New Year to you also and yes, lots and lots of Josh music! image

    Cin
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    theragingstorm

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    01/05/09

    Thanks....I plan on adding more bricks soon. Have a great week.

    Becky
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    01/05/09

    Reply from Cingris:

    Becky!

    From my heart - thank you!!! For the donation and taking time to write me a note to let me know! You have made my night!

    HUGE (all caps) HUGS!
    Cin
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    RashaGrobanite

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    12/25/08

    Wish you a happy new year filled with Success and Charity Work Progress in the Josh Groban Foundation :)
    here's a Christmas Gift for you
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    12/25/08

    Reply from Cingris:

    Aww, thank you. That is adorable. I hope you too have a wonderful holiday filled with love and laughter.
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    Boneless in AZ

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    09/28/08

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    09/28/08

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    mainepatty

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    07/30/08

    Funny - I've made alot of home visits on the back roads of Maine that this would have applied to. :)

    Yes, I have been talking to Song. Someday we will need to gather.

    Patty :)
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