Spring is upon us. Transformation from a cold, snowy winter to a warm and wonderful Spring. If you have received an invite to our Fundraiser, you may have noticed the Adinkra Symbol at the right. This is an ancient Ghanaian symbol for transformation. The transformation of Leah’s Dream into a sustainable NGO is now underway. But we need to build up our capital and that is where you come in. We are busy planning our 2014 fundraiser for this year. Our goal is to beat last year’s fundraising effort of over $10,000.00. This money has been used to support our 10 scholarship girls in Northern Ghana through secondary school. PLEASE DONATE!
We are also planning for a trip to visit Ghana in 2015. We have gotten the support of the Philadelphia organization Women in Leadership. With the help of WIL, we hope to establish a bank in the Tamale area and work with empowering women in a whole new way. Emelia has also been working with local craftswomen to establish an apprentice program to make those fabulous satchels shown at last year’s fundraiser and on sale this year as well.
I am especially excited because our May 3 gala benefit this year will be a concert performed by none other than the Dreaming Tree Trio organized by Leah’s brother Scott Horowitz. We will also be featuring guest artists who have been kind enough to donate their talents to our event. Rachel Bronstein is a jazz singer in New York City and Keith Yetter is a singer songwriter now living in Charlottesville, VA. Please visit our Eventbrite website to register. This year’s event will be held in the Bainbridge Club an old jazz venue run by the Hotel Brotherhood in the SOSA neighborhood of Center City. We will also be selling raffles for baskets chock full of good things as well as holding an African Crafts marketplace. Hope to see you there! It will be lots of fun.
Happy Spring! Sandee
If you cannot attend, PLEASE DONATE!!
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