A Successful Night for Orphans Africa
Orphans Africa (OA) is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization that began in 2007 with the coming together of three ordinary people whose desire was to build peace between nations by providing assistance to those who are most vulnerable.
It was another amazing evening, March 12th, at the 2016 OA Benefit Dinner and Auction at Tacoma’s Historic Landmark Convention Center. Over 150 participants enjoyed gourmet food, bid on amazing auction items and enjoyed the fellowship of our united goal. We welcomed Paige Webberley and David MacDonald who taught math and science at the Mwaji Secondary School. They shared their experiences and a slide show of memorable photos with all of us. Our MC, John Maynard (former local radio personality) and our auctioneer, Howard Choder, worked together to make this a lively event including the dessert dash and live auction rounds.
Bringing in over $82,000 that evening, OA could not be happier. The funds will go to many projects including the construction of the water pump system at the Mwaji Secondary School (project now started!). This will provide an additional water source for drinking, cooking and farming for the students and the girls in the dormitory. The funds will also provide needed textbooks and science lab equipment for our students to further their education and in turn, their future.
We are so grateful to the auction committee and the volunteers for a successful evening, and you…the OA supporters and donors who gave so generously. THANK YOU! This was an amazing event and we could not have done it without you!