Family Dinner & Pie Auction
Fundraiser to support Communities Without Borders, a registered Boston-based non-profit to fund schooling for orphans & vulnerable children in Lusaka, Zambia
September 26, Sat, 6:00pm
First Baptist Church
1580 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA
$7 adults, $4 children, $20 family (Includes: Baked Ziti with or without meat, garlic bread, salad & beverage) Pie Auction to follow dinner!!
For more information or to buy tickets,
Please call 781-862-9050 or email [email protected]
Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.fbclexington.org/.
Walk-ins also welcome!
The AIDS epidemic and lack of health care has effected hundreds of thousands of children in Zambia. The remaining caregivers cannot afford school fees. Children through grade 6 must buy uniforms, approved shoes, books and pay fees. If they don’t have those fees they don’t go to school. There is also pressure by the caregivers to have the children work in the markets, caring for younger children, in a quarry or worse.
Education is the key to their survival, as well as to the country’s stability. Girls’ education is especially critical.
Communities Without Borders (CWB) works through 2 social agencies in Lusaka, who identify the children, find slots in schools, and see that they stay in school. In the past 8 years the numbers have grown and CWB currently supports 1500 children in elementary and secondary school.
Each year CWB leads a visit from the US partners (now 8 organizations) to support and enrich the program. Over the past 7 years we have given teacher training and workshops, sponsored health clinics, and supported nutrition programs for children who otherwise would only eat 1x a day.
Your donations at work:
$10 buys a textbook
$25 buys a school uniform
$50 pays for Tree of Life psychosocial counseling
$150 sends a child to secondary school for a year
$300 buys a subject book for a class of 30
Please join us September 26 for an evening of food and fellowship. Displays, crafts, and activities for kids. Bring the whole family, friends and neighbors! Come hungry, leave happy!
Donations of any amount graciously accepted!