31 Jan Episode 184 | Cherubs for Change
Simonne Lenseigne and Libby Lenseigne joined the show to talk about how Cherubs for Change provides aid, healing, and community to the Afghan refugees in the D.C. area.
Simonne Lenseigne, was born in Bangkok, Thailand and moved to the United States at age four. She first began her life of service doing frequent donation drives for food, clothing, and toys to local homeless shelters in Sacramento, California, and Austin, Texas. She moved to Ankara, Turkey and quickly transferred her sights onto the refugee crisis where she started her own un-official non-profit. Later, she was evacuated with her mother to the D.C. area. When news broke that the Taliban had overrun the perilous nation of Afghanistan, she promptly pleaded for help. That was the beginning of Cherubs for Change. She partnered with Bakhita Kids, an organization that collects supplies for children up to age thirteen.
Libby Lenseigne is a former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and also has a background in sales and marketing. She has lived in seven countries and visited over 60 countries.
Libby works side-by-side with her daughter, President and Founder of Cherubs for Change, Simonne Lenseigne, in serving 60+ Afghan families (and counting). Prior to Cherubs for Change, Libby and Simonne gave assistance to refugees during the Syrian crisis from 2013-2016 in Ankara, Turkey, while helping refugees who were waiting outside the doors of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Additionally, while living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where Simonne was born, she provided needs for a local orphanage. Of all the positions she has held, the one she cherishes the most is that of “mother.”
Libby earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and Master of Liberal Arts from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.