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Orphans Africa Hosts Charity Auction on March 12 in Tacoma

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 info@orphansafrica.org

Source: Orphans Africa

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