WATERLOO, ON – Six months after Haiti's devastating earthquake, Brampton-based youth-run organization ACCESS Charity will visit Waterloo to offer the community a chance at spreading hope to the less privileged around the world, one bid at a time.
This Friday, July 16, ACCESS will be hosting Bid for Hope: Silent Auction for Haiti. This fundraiser is designed to raise money to send four ACCESS student-members to Haiti this month (July 26 – August 6, 2010). The event is being held at The Button Factory, Waterloo Community Arts Centre, on 25 Regina Street South from 7:00 – 10:00 PM.
Guests will be entertained with live jazz and adult contemporary music from Michael Gabrieland enlightened by the story of Mike Thomas, a medic from Globalmedic who was deployed in Haiti following the devastating earthquake. Finger foods and beverages will be served throughout the evening, as well as small desserts.
Two of Friday evening’s major showcase items include a Home Design Consultation from David Boues and a Custom Couture Gown consultation by Matthew Joseph – both valued at $400 – with starting bids of $100. There will be a wide selection of other items up for auction that appeal to the tastes of both adults and students.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online at TicketScene here today, or at the door.
As University students, members of ACCESS Charity place a high value on education and have a thorough understanding of how relevant it is to the prosperity of one’s future, and the Bid for Hope: Silent Auction for Haiti is one way they will raise funds for an exciting project overseas.
Many ACCESS Members have personally travelled abroad to countries such as the Dominican Republic, Macedonia, and Kosovo on their own means for a tangible experience of true poverty. With this in mind, ACCESS is upping the ante and spreading awareness to other communities, Waterloo, Ontario being a key destination.
For more information on Bid for Hope and the ACCESS Haiti Trip, please see www.accesscharity.ca/haiti.
There’s no “going once, going twice... gone” on hope, it’s everlasting and the bidding never ends!
ACCESS: Allowing Children a Chance at Education, Inc. is a youth-run organization aiming to provide needy children in the developing world with school uniforms and necessary school supplies, enabling them with the opportunity to obtain an education for a successful life. ACCESS also aims to educate North American youth about related world issues, and to inspire them to make a difference globally. For more information and resources, please visit www.accesscharity.ca.
Educate. Empower. Inspire.