Your cousin Dory Gannes founded The Olevolos Project back in 2007, but how did you first get involved?
In 2010 I went to Tanzania with some friends on safari. I was blown away by the exotic animals I was seeing up close. But surprisingly what shocked me more was the level of poverty the people were living in. We take for granted how good we have it here in the states. Even with little things like running water. So I wanted to help out. And my cousin Dory Gannes had already started The Olevolos Project which sponsors children's education in Tanzania. So we started throwing fundraisers in NYC together 3 years ago. It's been quite a success. The money raised goes directly towards the children's education, housing, food, and clothes.