Teens Release Christmas CD to Help Red Rhino Orphanage

Ryan KnopEvery once in a while you hear a feel-good Christmas story and if you’re lucky, it’s about someone you know. I’m proud to introduce you to two sixteen-year-olds, Ryan Knop and Brock Gustafson, friends that are inspiring others to do the right thing.

At Foothill High School, Ryan and Brock are spreading holiday cheer and raising awareness for The Red Rhino Orphanage Project by selling Christmas CDs. Together they wrote and produced the album, “A Ryan Knop Christmas.” The album has over 11 songs, featuring Ryan singing with Audrey Francisco, Elliot Momand, and JP Pasteur.

Red Rhino logo

This is their second Christmas album. After last year’s success, they decided to donate the profits to an organization they are both passionate about, The Red Rhino Orphanage Project, founded by their friend’s uncle, Greg Traverso. Their goal is to sell 100 CDs by Dec. 25.

Stacey Gustafson, writer

Ryan and my son, Brock

Brock and Ryan are members of the Red Rhino Orphanage Club at Foothill.  The club has over 40 members at Foothill and Amador High School. Both clubs work together to organize activities throughout the year to support the orphanage, such as an annual walk-a-thon and many other rewarding fundraisers.

Over 15% of the profits from the CDs will be donated to The Red Rhino Orphanage Project. It provides a safe, nurturing, and healthy space for orphaned children to live in Kenya. Staff members live on the property, giving these children necessary guidance, encouragement and love.

For more information about The Red Rhino Orphanage Project, click on the link http://rrop.org/ 

If you are interested in purchasing a CD for $10, leave  me a comment. They may be available at stores in Pleasanton, CA.

Merry Christmas!


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