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Community - January 15, 2014

Portola Valley sisters raise money for orphanage

The Holland sisters — Kylie, 14, Devon, 13, and Piper, 11 — of Portola Valley are entrepreneurs, activists and musicians. Giving back to the world is something their family believes in.

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Posted by Bobbi Dunphy
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Feb 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I had the pleasure of meeting the three Holland sisters, Kylie, Devon and Piper recently when I visited their amazing home to attend a Sustainable Silicon Valley event. I have met some extraordinary young girls in my time but I was completely blown away by all three of Linda and Paul's daughters. Rarely have I come across such committed, engaged, caring, smart and passionate young girls who are really making a real difference by continuing to shed light on a situation that is no longer given anywhere near as much airplay as it was but which still needs our continuing attention - the ongoing challenge of getting Haiti and its people back on its feet. For those like myself who work in Haiti, we understand too well how much more work there is to be done and that reconstruction efforts in Haiti is at a crossroads right now, a critical juncture. Without our continuing focus and efforts, a great deal of foundational work that has been done since the January 2010 earthquake could go to waste. Kylie, Devon and Piper's pledge to help build an orphanage there (and not just any orphanage a LEED certified one with plans to educate and train the young orphans so that when they 'graduate' from the orphanage they do not end up on the streets of Port au Prince where they inevitably struggle to survive) deserves our support. For all of $20 you can help these young social entrepreneurs help kids less privileged than themselves (and receive a beautiful CD to boot!) Definitively one of the most inspiring and worthwhile causes I've come across in a very long time. Its a simple as going to their website www.paintedwolfrecords.com and pledging, just as I did just now.

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Posted by Robespierre
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm

This family is raising money to build "the words first LEED certified orphanage in Haiti".

This has to be some kind of sign. You can't make this stuff up.

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