Orphan Relief & Rescue’s 1st Annual heART Show & Auction Is Dec. 4th

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Orphan Relief & Rescue’s First Annual heART Show and Silent Auction is coming Saturday, Dec. 4, from 6pm – 8pm, and will feature “evening of great art, good food, amazing stories and new friends.”

This fundraiser event will take place at their offices, located at 1416 SW 151 Street in Burien.

According to a press release:

“The entire community is invited to come and support the life-changing work of Orphan Relief and Rescue in West Africa, and get some Christmas shopping done at the same time.

Orphan Relief and Rescue is a voice with action for orphans and vulnerable children in West Africa that no one else will help. The organization is currently serving 22 orphanages in Liberia and Benin, with a vision to expand throughout Africa.”

Here are the event details:

WHAT: Orphan Relief & Rescue’s First Annual heART Show & Silent Auction.

WHEN: December 4th 2010, 6pm – 8pm.

WHERE: Orphan Relief and Rescue’s office at 1416 SW 151st St, Burien, WA.

INFO: Artwork from home and aboard will be up for silent auction, as well as great services and goods from local retailers.

For more details, contact Rebecca Pratt, Co-founder and VP of Programs, with any questions:

  • Cell: 903-343-4061
  • Office: 206-453-3158

From their website:

Orphan Relief and Rescue (ORR) is dedicated to work with the uncertified orphanages of Liberia and Benin West Africa–orphanages that are at high risk of closing and in great distress. Dedicated field staff identify and build partnerships with orphanage directors whose desire is to help themselves as help is brought to them.

ORR cracks down on child abuse and trafficking by identifying directors that selfishly use children as a source of personal income and food. After finding such an establishment, Orphan Relief and Rescue cooperates with the local government to ensure such orphanages are closed down and the children are placed in a safe environment.

Orphan Relief and Rescue’s caring staff are first-responders, working to bring derelict orphanages up to livable standards without creating dependency. The model for success is an orphanage in which the children receive love, education and discipline with a minimum of outside aid.

Comprehensive, holistic programs from emergency food and medical relief to construction, micro-enterprise loans, and mentorship give children hope for a healthy future. Over 1000 children have benefited from Orphan Relief and Rescue’s programs through a field team of seven international staff and 30 nationals, and five local staff here in America.

Orphan Relief and Rescue was founded in 2006 specifically to serve those orphans that no one else is helping. They are in the worst conditions imaginable, with no one else to turn to.

Join Orphan Relief and Rescue on December 4th from 6 to 8 p.m. for a great time with great people to support the miracles happening every day in Africa.

Visit Orphan Relief and Rescue’s website for more information about what they are doing and how you can help: www.orphanreliefandrescue.org

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