'Faces of Rwanda' A Huge Success
Our 6th Annual Fundraising Gala took place on Thursday November 15 at Webster Galleries. The event was attended by over 200 INSPIRE!africa supporters and together with those who could not attend we raised a record $95,000, smashing last year’s total of 76,000!!! With the addition of this year’s Gala funds INSPIRE!africa has raised a total of over half a million dollars to support the widows and orphans of the Rwandan genocide.
If you missed this year’s Gala, you missed quite an event!
The evening was a flurry of activity – we heard firsthand accounts from the volunteers that participated in the spring 2012 trip to Rwanda and then spent the remainder of the evening perusing the many wonderful silent and blind auction prizes while sampling on tasty treats and chatting with fellow supporters.
We couldn’t be happier with the love and support we continue to be shown year after year. Thank you for making this year the best year yet!
Meaghan Gill, journalist for the Calgary Journal, has written a great piece on the evening that can be found online at: http://www.calgaryjournal.ca/index.php/ourcity/1216-inspire-africa-motivates-others-to-give-back
C2012 Tax Receipts:
Tax receipts for 2012 donations will be sent out via email in February 2013.
All of us at INSPIRE!africa wish you and yours a joyful holiday season and best wishes for the new year.
Alix, Craig and Margaret