Party for a good cause!!
Aqua is helping some good friends with an important fundraiser at 111 Minna on Thursday Sept 24th. This could be the simplest fundraiser ever - buy a ticket, party with beautiful yoga people, and dance to Sila and the Afrofunk experience and DJ Cheb i Sabbah, all while helping people that have been victim to a terrible situation in Uganda!
SF to Uganda will raise money to help-
*Build a birthing center in Uganda with staff, sterile supplies, support and education for women with HIV/AIDS.
*To build a primary School for the children.
*Improvement of orphanage facility and water systems.
Details are below, and you will definitely see us there!!!
--Your friends at Aqua
111 Minna Gallery (111MinnaGallery.com)
Thursday, Sept 24, 2009
6pm - Midnight
Tickets = $25+ (meaning if you can and wish to give more please do!)
Purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets:( https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/74
LIVE MUSIC and DANCING - Sila and the Afrofunk Experience, Cheb i Sabbah, Greenhorse, DJ Amar, performance by master African Drummers and more!
SILENT AUCTION (6-10pm) - come bid on unique and exciting donations from local artists and businesses!
FOOD - enjoy amazing cuisine from Radio Africa & Kitchen! All net proceeds from the evening will go to supporting a few select organizations that are working to eradicate the tremendous financial and health crises that exist in Uganda, and creating sustainable solutions for communities in crisis:
Building Tomorrow - to build a primary school, housing for all seven teachers and their families and develop a farm on the schools property ( http://www.buildingtomorrow.org )
Shanti Uganda - to build an eco birthing center with a sustainable garden and to support birthing education and training programs for women with HIV/AIDS ( http://www.shantiuganda.org ) PSI/Youth Aids - supporting their work in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide ( http://www.projects.psi.org/youthaids )
New Hope School - a local Ugandan orphanage to provide new beds for the children and orphans and supporting the improvement of their water system and educational programs (unfortunately they do not have a website)
This evening is brought to you by 2 local participants of Off the Mat Into the World's (OTM) Seva Challenge 2009. (offthematintotheworld.org) OTM encourages yoga students to take what they learn on their mat (strength, compassion, and flexibility) and move it out into the world towards social change. OTM does an annual seva challenge to mobilize the yoga community into action. The 2009 seva challenge participants are committed to raising $20,000 each for projects in Uganda that empower women and children by increasing access to education and healthcare. Please come out and support the Seva Challenge 2009!
"The war in Northern Uganda has been called the most neglected humanitarian emergency in the world today. For the past 23 years, the Lord's Resistance Army and the government of Uganda have been waging a war that has left nearly two million innocent civilians displaced. Millions of children have been orphaned by AIDS and thousands of women die annually in childbirth. An entire generation has never known peace..."
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