On Oct. 24, 2014, the Nzirambi Education Fund will be hosting a photo exhibition/silent auction fundraiser at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival gallery in Toronto. More than 100 people are expected to attend this special event to show their support for the boys and girls of the Nzirambi orphanage in Uganda.
The exhibition includes the work of renowned Toronto photographer Johan Hallberg-Campbell who recently travelled to the orphanage. Through his images, we hope to inspire our supporters by sharing the stories of the children whose lives they are making a difference in.
I hope you will consider showing your support for Nzirambi Education Fund, by offering a gift for a silent auction.
We are particularly looking for gifts that will be suitable for our targeted demographic: Toronto based food lovers, arts and photography enthusiasts, social media communities, and general interest items such as travel, spa, restaurant, shopping. Our target audience will be age 35+, with 60% of the attendees being women.
All sponsors will be included on an invitation that will be emailed to thousands through the CONTACT Photography Festival, Nzirambi and Johan Hallberg-Campbell membership lists. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premier cultural event in Toronto, sponsored by Scotiabank. Sponsors will be recognized through name or logo recognition on our day-of-event signage, as well as through our vast social media networks.
Your gift, which will be used in the silent auction at the fundraiser, will go a long way toward helping us reach our goal to raise $15,000 in 2014 so that we can ensure the children at the orphanage will be able to attend senior levels of education. To date, the Nzirambi Education Fund has raised more than $60,000 to fund 8 children from the orphanage in university, college, vocational programs, and senior levels of high school.
In 2014, our Fund will support five young women in university and one boy finishing his final year of high school. Higher levels of education are especially critical for these children, giving them additional resources to become leaders in their communities and break free of the cycle of poverty that has defined their families for far too long.
Check out this video about the orphanage.
Nzirambi Education Fund 416 518 2844 / @karensnider