Orphans Africa Hosts Charity Auction on March 7 in Tacoma

Join Us to Give Kids Hope, and Education in Tanzania

Tacoma, Washington, UNITED STATES

TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Orphans Africa Eighth Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction will raise money to fund four schools, educate more than 600 students, including many orphans, and help widows in Tanzania build a better life. Orphans Africa accomplishes a great deal on a small budget, less than a dollar a day per student, to achieve excellent educational quality and deliver hope and opportunity to some of the world's poorest children. 

"The volunteers at Orphans Africa work to promote a world without poverty in which all persons have the freedom and opportunities to pursue happiness and maximize their potential," said Carl Gann, OA's President and Co-Founder.

Join Penny LeGate, our Master of Ceremony, and Howard Choder, our Auctioneer, for an evening of fun and good works on March 7th at 5:00 p.m. at the Temple Theater Ballroom at the Landmark Convention Center in Tacoma. Guest will enjoy great appetizers and can bid on a wide variety of items at the silent auction that will run from 5:00 until 6:35 p.m.  Bid on jewelry, African art, books signed by local authors, a life-size poster of Seahawk Earl Thomas, and hundreds of other great items.  Then, enjoy dinner, dessert dash and the live auction with some great items up for bid, including:

Any 7-day Holland America Line Cruise for Two in Alaska, Caribbean, Mexico, or Canada/New England -- When you step aboard one of the five-star ships of Holland America Line, you will experience a voyage unlike any other. You can choose any cruise for two (same stateroom, with a minimum ocean view room) up to seven days to Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada/New England. Your journey will include extraordinary dining, spacious staterooms, elegant surroundings and days filled with new discoveries and gracious pampering by an award-wining crew. The certificate has no expiration date.  Donated by Holland America Line

One Week Stay at The Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico

Enjoy one week in a one Bedroom Suite for up to four adults and two children (under 12) at The Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. It's an area known for its natural beauty, wide beaches with fine white sand, and unique flora and fauna including humpback whales and sea turtles. It offers something for everyone from playing golf on the 18-hole par 70 course to getting a relaxing massage in the spa to snorkeling and taking cooking classes. The suite includes a fully equipped kitchen, maid service twice a day, and a balcony with a private pool. Includes airport pick up from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Donated by Vida Vacations

Two VIP Concert Tickets to Dave Nachmanoff House Concert

Best known as Al Stewart's (Year of the Cat) Lead Guitarist, Nachmanoff brings his unique blend of folk, country rock and pop music to the Puget Sound on Saturday August 29 in Des Moines or Sunday August 30 in Bellingham. Meet the artist before the private house concert and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres with Dave, and take home a personally autographed CD and memories of an unforgettable musical event.  Visit www.davenach.com to see Dave's award-winning music video "Not What I Expected" and learn more about this great artist. Donated by Financial Design Group

2009 Sym RV250 Motorscooter

This dark blue 2009 Sym RV250 Motorscooter only has 2,178 miles on it. It's practically new and runs great! Has a clear title and is ready for a new owner who's ready to ride!

One Week Stay at a Private Vacation Home in Palm Springs

You and five friends will spend one week at this luxurious private vacation home in Palm Springs. Relax poolside listening to your favorite music and admiring the stunning mountain views. Stunning original contemporary artwork by Peruvian artists, gas fireplace, built-in indoor/outdoor sound system. Dining area with sparkling chandelier and seating for 8 adjacent to a beautiful galley kitchen. There are 3 beautifully decorated bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, flat screen TV and ceiling fan. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom.

Disneyland Resort Getaway for Four (4) People

Four (4) Disneyland Resort 1-Day Park Hopper® Tickets. These tickets provide admission to a magical experience at both Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park for one day. Two night stay at the Anaheim Fairfield Inn by Marriott, which is located directly across the street from Disneyland® Resort.

8 days / 7 nights in Maui Oceanfront Condo

Enjoy 8 days and 7 nights accommodations in an upscale condo in Maui. Located on beautiful Maalaea Harbor, this oceanfront condo boasts two bedrooms, two baths, and is loaded with amenities! During whale season, you can watch humpback whales while you relax on the lanai. A short five-minute walk takes you to shops and restaurants, a world-class aquarium, plus a marina with daily snorkeling and diving excursions. A seven-minute walk in the other direction takes you to Sugar Beach -- a three-mile stretch of undeveloped sandy beach, protected as a bird and wildlife sanctuary and perfect for those early morning walks. Don't miss this opportunity to have your fun in the sun!

"Common Dream Fish" Steel and Glass Sculpture

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And much more!

Tickets for the Benefit Dinner and Auction are still available at $70 including appetizers, wine, dinner and a crazy dessert dash.  Purchase a table of 10 for $650 and save $5 per person.  To browse the catalog or reserve your seat, visit:  http://orphafri.ejoinme.org/OAauction2015 or go to the events page at www.orphansafrica.org.


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