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Editor’s note: We’re excited to announce that one of our Mocha Club members and volunteers, Annie, will be blogging from Capetown, South Africa on the Mocha Club trip that leaves on May 28th! This is our first official “trip blogger” so please help us spread the word and check back for updates!

Hi y’all. I should have known better. I should have known that if I planned to pack on Tuesday, it would actually get done on Wednesday. I’m not a great pre-packer. And honestly, the pressure of you waiting on the video is the only reason I’m packed now. A few things:

1) I’m learning how to use this newfangled flip video camera. It’s very cool, but forgive the shaky-shakes.

2) We have a professional video editor that works with us at Mocha Club. I am not her.

3) Once I finished the video, I realized I had forgotten to pack any pants. So for total honesty’s sake, you should know that I’m going to have to pack some pants.

We leave for South Africa from Nashville on Thursday, May 28th but don’t arrive in Cape Town until Saturday. We’ll update you as soon as we are able.

– Annie

Mocha Club Members

Christy
At a concert, Dave Barnes inspired me to join MC. Volunteering & hearing stories brought a deeper need to be involved & serve others. Going to Ethiopia w. MC & seeing the difference just $7 can make in the lives of others changed my life.  I learned that: I truly need Africa more than Africa needs me!
Christy in Maryland
Emily
When I heard about The Mocha Club at a Parachute concert I was immediately hooked. I had been looking for a way to give back and loved the passion that Will had about the Clean Water project when he spoke of it. And as a college student, giving up one chipotle burrito a month was totally doable. Since joining I've loved the sense of community around The Mocha Club and how our small donations, together, can make a significant impact.
Emily in Virginia