TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Orphans Africa Eighth Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction will raise money to fund four schools in Tanzania which educate more than 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 12th at 5:00 p.m. at the Temple Theater Ballroom in downtown Tacoma. 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
- A VIP Visit for Five People to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
- "Flightseeing" Bush Plane Tour of Rugged Alaska
- Disneyland Resort Getaway for Four People with 2-night Stay at the Anaheim Fairfield Inn by Marriott
- One Week Stay at The Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico
- Two VIP Tickets to Dave Nachmanoff House Concert
- 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, including: Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Lopez Islander Resort, Lake Quinault Lodge, and Seattle's Hotel Deca.
- Tapas for Ten by Seattle's Chef Joe
- And much more!
Sponsors for the event include Holland America Line, Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, Financial Design Group and Vail, Cross-Euteneier & Associates.
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: http://orphafri.ejoinme.org/2016OAauction 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/2016/01/Proxy-Bid-Form-Orphans-Africa-2016.pdf
Media Contact: Sarah Leach (253) 252-3544 firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Orphans Africa