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Benefit Concert for Afghanistan on March 20th

BACH COMES TO LAFAYETTE! To Purchase Tickets, go online: TIE Benefit Concert or call (925) (299-2010 Ext 4). TIE has been extremely fortunate in enlisting people willing to headline fund raising events, including author Khaled Hosseini, comedian Mark Lundholm, Ambassador Jawad (former ambassador to the United States from Afghanistan), and magician, Patrick Martin. I’m very […]

Budd MacKenzie Honored by Dalai Lama on Feb. 23rd

Budd MacKenzie, a Lafayette resident, chosen one of 51 ‘Unsung Heroes of Compassion’, honored by the Dalai Lama on Feb. 23rd In 1999, during a private audience with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, Dick Grace of Grace Family Foundation shared the kernel of an idea he was formulating: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could […]

NEWSLETTER – June 2012

The packing party held four days ago once again demonstrated the strength and depth of TIE’s volunteer base.  The call went out and over 100 showed up. We packed 279 large boxes of clothing, blankets, shoes, toys, stuffed animals and Mylar. We also filled plastic buckets with enough rice for 140,000 meals. It was a six […]