Our Tanzania Health and Education Mission is hosting its 6th Annual Auction for Africa on June 23, 2012 at the San Mateo Elks Club.
For those of you who have attended in years past, you know that we have a wonderful silent auction full of interesting artifacts direct from Tanzania as well as various other items from jewelry to artwork to gift certificates for all kinds of services. The live auction includes exciting outings such as sports tickets for beloved Giants, 49ers, Warriors and Sharks as well as wonderful getaways including the Alpine cabin week and the Aloha Kauai oceanfront condo week, with many new items TBA.
The evening includes the silent Auction, dinner, presentation of our work in TZ and the live auction. It is a vibrant evening and so critical to our continued work in TZ. Tickets are $65 per person ($30 deductible) or $520 for a table of 8. Invite your friends and make a table of it!
Tanzania is a beautiful country with wonderful people and is the 6th poorest country in the world. This is due to the fact hat 90% of the economy is subsistance farming and heavily dependent on rain. Education requires cash for school fees which is very hard to come by and so students depend on us for their education sponsorship. We are currently sponsoring 46 students and need your continued to support to see them through. We also are starting a capital campaign to raise $15,000 to help build a new health dispensary in the Maasai community, a very remote area where when sick, people are required to walk for miles to the nearest dispensary.
Our goals are ambitious. The need is daunting. But you can be assured that every dollar we raise goes directly to medical care, medicines and supplies and education scholarships. We cut out the middleman as we travel to TZ to deliver the resources directly. Of course, the travelers each pay their own expenses as part of their commitment but there is direct accountability for the use of the funds. This is highly unusual for your donated dollars. Learn more about us at supportthemission.org.
I hope that you can join us for the evening and if not that you will consider making a donation. You can send a donation to me at the office address below or donate online at supportthemission.org. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax-deductible.
417 Tasso St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301