a Gala to Benefit AIDS-HIV Orphans in Ethiopia
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
C5 Restaurant at the Royal Ontario Museum
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sponsorship details available on request
Imagine spring. The cherry trees in bloom, and an evening party in the elegant and sophisticated lounge setting of C5 at the ROM. You will enjoy artisanal cuisine, a silent auction, stunning views of the city and an internationally flavoured musical backdrop of melodious, soulful jazz-funk performed by the Ethio Fidel Jazz Band. As the evening evolves, the sun sets over the Toronto skyline and a very special guest vocalist provides a musical flourish with an inspired rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Over the Rainbow is our vision of how this friendly gathering of concerned individuals will contribute to improving the lives of “some” of the over one million AIDS orphans in Ethiopia. It doesn’t take much to make a dream come true for one of these children. We are inspired by their resilience in spite of the unthinkable circumstances of their life journey. The simple dreams of these orphaned children are firmly rooted in very basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and education.
Imagine free-flowing goodwill, camaraderie and friendship as you meet, mingle and establish a sense of community with others who wish to enlarge the hopes and dreams of these young, resilient souls. Imagine, the hopefulness you will feel knowing that the orphan sponsorship program you are supporting makes a difference – that you are directly connected to leadership within Toronto’s Ethiopian community who have created cost-effective links between orphans and North American sponsors.
Please mark Tuesday, May 3rd in your calendar, for this first-time gala event and commit now to purchasing tickets. The volunteer committee is hard at work and every ticket sold brings us closer to our goal of 500 orphans sponsored. You are invited; in friendship, in hope — join us please. You are needed!
* The Ethiopian community in Toronto is the 2nd largest in North America. All funds raised go to the orphan sponsorship program of People to People AID Organization Canada, Inc.
For information, to buy tickets or to volunteer email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org