Please join me and Ethiopian Orphan Relief, Inc. (EOR) as we host the First Annual Art for Ethiopia fundraiser at the Flash Gallery at Working with Artists in Belmar on Saturday, November 8th from 3:00pm-10:00pm.
All of the funds generated by this show will benefit the construction of a facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to care for orphaned teenaged girls through an EOR partnership with Children’s Heaven. Children’s Heaven is a non-profit organization committed to serving teenaged girls who have been orphaned due to HIV/AIDS, and to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of these vulnerable children.
The first 50 families through the door will receive gift bags, and all attendees will be entered into a door prize drawing for a free photo shoot (on location or in studio) with Contemporary Expressions Photography. Portrait photographer Greg Cradick will also have a portrait studio set up throughout the event where families can have 10 photos on CD, taken over a 10 minute period, for a suggested donation of $20 (reservations encouraged, walk in availability will be limited! Please contact me for more information)–perfect for holiday cards and holiday gift giving! Appetizers will be provided by Aspen Catering and wine will be provided by Mile High Wine & Spirits. Children will enjoy the arts and crafts station! A traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony will be performed, and Hanna Fanta, founder of Children’s Heaven, will be visting from Ethiopia to talk personally about her program and the girls she supports.
EOR has received an outpouring of donations for this event from artists all over the country–there will be paintings, photography, prints and sculpture from artists ranging from those whose work is on display in museums to orphans currently residing in Ethiopian orphanages. There will also be Ethiopian artifacts and crafts for sale. Artwork ranges in price from $25.00 to $250.00, with many pieces framed as well as matted. Ethiopian artifacts and crafts will start at $10.00.
Please join us for this amazing event, and please, bring the whole family! What a wonderful excuse to get dressed up and support a great cause, where every purchase will have an immediate impact on the lives of many for years to come. Also, please help us spread the word about this wonderful event by telling ten friends about it!
Looking forward to seeing you there, and thank you for your support!
Founder and President, Ethiopian Orphan Relief, Inc.
Some of the artists who have donated works for this event (if you’re donating and aren’t listed here, leave a comment with your website and we’ll add you!)…