Lucky Enough to Have a Warm Place to Sleep, Enough Food to Eat and an Education
Imagine growing up in a community where healthcare is not available.
Where living in poverty is the norm – with no place to call home and no promise of your next meal.
Children in Swaziland, Africa endure these living conditions every day. Nearly 10,000 children are left orphaned due to the growing outbreak of AIDS throughout the nation.
But one local couple from South Surrey plans to bring HOPE back into the eyes of these children.
Carol and Barry Hickman have partnered up with Heart for Africa (Canada), a faith-based humanitarian organization that works to “end hunger, care for orphans, alleviate poverty and provide education in the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland.”
The Hickman’s plan to travel to Swaziland in October to help build a school for over 125 orphaned/abandoned children who rely on Heart for Africa as their home.
And in order to raise funds to build these children a future school, Carol and Barry are hosting a fundraiser, “Evening of HOPE”, on September 29th, that promises to delight sponsors and the public with their future plans.
Not only will there be a Silent Auction and dinner, but Quarterback for the BC Lions, Travis Lulay, will be a keynote speaker.
Tickets to the event are just $50 with all proceeds benefiting the Project Canaan Academy and Khutsala Artisans, Heart for Africa initiatives in Swaziland, Africa.
To Carol and Barry, hope is more than just a word: HOPE stands for Hunger, Orphans, Poverty and Education to those who need it most.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Lianne Gentile/Robyn Hickman at 604-527-1161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evening of HOPE
When: Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Where: Gracepoint Community Church, 3487 King George Blvd, Surrey
Time: Doors open and Silent Auction at 6:30pm – Dinner 7 – 9:30pm