Orphans Africa Hosts Charity Auction on March 18 in Tacoma

Featuring a Cruise and Vacations to Africa, Mexico, Alaska, Palm Springs, Disneyland, Maui and More

Tacoma, Washington, UNITED STATES

TACOMA, Wash., March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Orphans Africa Eighth Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction will raise money to fund four schools in Tanzania, which educate between 600 and 700 students, including many orphans. Orphans Africa accomplishes a great deal on a small budget—less than a dollar a day per student—to achieve excellent educational quality and provide opportunity to some of the world’s poorest children. 

“The volunteers at Orphans Africa work to maximize donor dollars by implementing a model that allows our schools to become self-sustaining over time. By integrating tuition-paying students with orphans, we create a framework where schools can support their own operating costs while we provide infrastructure and expertise,” says Carl Gann, OA’s President. “Our schools are high-performing, cost-effective, and radically improve lives in very poor areas.”

Join us for an evening of fun and good works on March 18th at 5:00 p.m. at the Temple Theater Ballroom in downtown Tacoma. Meet Princesses Miss Kenya, Salome Munyaka, and Miss Ivory Coast, Nancy Toure-Yapo, of the 2016 Miss Africa Washington Pageant. Enjoy the live African music of Soyaya, led by Ghanaian-born, Mohammed Shaibu. Soyaya’s music is a mix of Palm wine and Highlife, West African rhythm and blues.

Guests will enjoy great appetizers while bidding on a wide variety of items including jewelry, African art, wine, and crafts by local artists. Then, enjoy dinner, dessert, and the live auction with some great items up for bid, including:

  • 7-day Holland America Line Cruise for Two in Alaska, Caribbean, Mexico, or Canada/New England
  • Vacation at a Condo in La Paz, Mexico (NEW)
  • “Flightseeing" Bush Plane Tour of Rugged Alaska
  • Disneyland Resort Getaway for Four People
  • One Week Stay at The Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico
  • Luau in Your Backyard, a Private DJ Party (NEW)
  • One Week Stay at a Private Vacation Home in Palm Springs
  • 8 day / 7 night Vacation in Maui Oceanfront Condo
  • 6 day/ 6 night Zulu Nyala African Photo Safari
  • A variety of weekend getaways from mountain cabins to hotels & resorts
  • Beer Tasting and Gourmet Dinner for Ten at the Dog and Pony Alehouse and Grill (NEW)
  • Drive in style in with the Tesla 24-Hour Gift Experience and a $500 gift certificate for the downtown Seattle Four Seasons Hotel where you can charge your Tesla for the next 300 miles. (NEW)
  • And much more!

Financial Design Group is a strong supporter for this event. 

Tickets for the Benefit Dinner and Auction are still available at $65 including appetizers, dinner and a crazy dessert dash. Purchase a table of 10 for $600 and save $5 per person.  To browse the catalog or reserve your seat, visit:  https://orphafri.ejoinme.org/2017Auction or go to the events page at www.orphansafrica.org. Can’t attend, then go virtual and let one of our volunteers bid for you through our proxy bid sheet. http://orphansafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Proxy-Bid-Form-Orphans-Africa-2017.doc


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