Posted on March 9, 2016
Thank you to everyone who helped make The Victoria Taiama Partnership Gala a big success.
Wow, February 20, 2016 was quite the night! The Parkside Hotel ballroom was elegant with black and white table clothes, funky cocktail tables and lovely cherry blossoms lit by candles. The auction table was alluring with great packages and beautiful art. The buffet was a cornucopia of great food. The speakers were captivating, the auction was fun and the music was excellent.
Through the ticket donations, the sale of drinks and the auction we managed to make $8500.00 for the NGO. This means we have successfully raised the annual salary for a nurse with ophthalmological training, the cost of a motorbike for transport and an additional shipment of medicines this year.
We have just received a report that the ophthalmological nurse has managed to see over 700 people since the inception of the project in November of 2015. Most of the patients are children. We are working on partnering with another NGO, the Lions to send glasses to those who have affected eyesight.
Thank you to the event sponsors and to those who donated for the auction and thank you to everyone who helped organize and run the event. We had numerous amazing volunteers help us to put the event together including gathering auction items, setting up the event, preparing food, serving drinks, hosting, managing the sound and preparing the venue. If you want to contribute to the program, one-time or monthly donations are welcome on our donations page.