On this, the last day of 2010, I sent the following email to clients, colleagues and friends – in lieu of Christmas Cards – and in recognition of the best year yet for BMC Inc. Hoping that the content – which is BMC Inc’s sponsorship of a community garden in Kenya made possible by the thoroughly impressive work that my wonderful clients Linda and Dale Bolton do with Organics4Orphans – will be sufficient to over-ride the usual ‘taboo’ of sending an “All” email:-
In the spirit of giving and in a show of appreciation to clients, colleagues and friends who have made this 5th year of business in 2010 the most successful yet, it is my pleasure and privilege to sponsor a whole community in Africa for 2011. The funds will entirely support an OAT – ‘Organic Agricultural Trainer’ - to learn, train and mentor our selected community to grow and manage their own bio-intensive gardens for the rest of their lives and the generations to come. The garden we will grow for all of 2011 is at a primary school in Milenya in the Kakamega Region of Kenya. To all whom I had the pleasure of seeing this year ….wishing you a Healthy and Happy 2011…and to those I missed seeing in 2010, I hope next year brings the opportunity to meet again. Happy New Year!