For the past 9 years Painted Pony Energy has sponsored a HOPEthiopia charity calendar which has raised over $1,050,000 combined. However, since the company was recently sold, the former President & CEO Pat Ward, and his wife Michelle, have personally sponsored this calendar (once again, featuring Paul Van Ginkel's paintings). 100% of the donations go to Calgary based http://www.hopethiopia.com.
For a $40 (minimum) donation we gift you a calendar. To make a donation you can use PayPal through Paul Van GInkel's website link: https://paulvanginkel.com/news.aspx or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or donate to Hopethiopia's 2021 Charity Calendar on www.canadahelps.org. Other payment options include cash, cheque, e-transfer, credit or debit card. We will arrange pick up or delivery options.
Also, we are now selling Paul Van Ginkel's cover painting “Wild & Wondrous” through a social media silent auction. The market value for this 20X20” oil painting is $2500. To be a part of this fundraising auction, you can register a bid by emailing email@example.com. Whenever a new bid is received, Paul will inform the previous highest bidder. The deadline to bid is midnight November 30th. Paul will contact the winner on December 1st.
Since “every picture tells a story”, the following is the story behind this portrait: While in Ethiopia in 2009, HOPEthiopia co-founder Ralph Dubienski was asked by President Girma to hike into a remote location (15 kms away) and research a very holy Orthodox hot spring which had been a pilgrimage site for many centuries (it was starting to dry up due to intensive deforestation). Ralph and his son Kevin were the first foreigners to discover this unknown area. Ralph photographed this little girl while she was sitting at the outflow area of the hot spring with her mom (they were washing their clothes in the warm water). President Girma loved Ralph’s photo as it reminded him of the purity and innocence of an Ethiopian child. Since that original encounter, Ralph has visited the hot spring many times with mission teams, however, he hasn't seen that girl again (who is now probably around 18 years old). We all wonder how her life has unfolded…
“Wild & Wondrous” is available in paper print ($50 for a regular print of 300 and $75 for an Artist Proof print of 30.) 100% of donations go to HOPEthiopia. All the details are on Paul Van Ginkel's website https://paulvanginkel.com/vanginkel-prints.aspx
Thank you for your continued support! May God bless you with health and welfare!